Legal Update 2018-09-16T19:58:55+00:00

PAIN AND SUFFERING

Compensation paid on a personal injury claim generally includes payment for actual medical bills and lost wages, as well as a certain amount for “pain and suffering.” This category not only includes the physical pain and discomfort that the claimant has currently endured, but also the damaging effects that the injured party is likely to suffer in the future as a consequence of the defendant’s negligence. In addition, the claimant may seek compensation for the mental pain and suffering (including anger, depression, loss of appetite, lack of energy, sexual dysfunction, mood swings, and/or sleep disturbances) that has been experienced as a result of the injury, including the mental pain and suffering that is likely to be endured into the future.

Damages for pain and suffering are recoverable, but how are they proven? Proof of this type of injury may take many forms and the more evidence you have to support your claim, the better your chance will be of recovering an amount you find satisfactory. To schedule a free consultation, please call our office. Together, we can go over the details of your injury and determine what your next steps should be. You pay nothing unless you win. We will fight to get you the justice you deserve. Celebrating 30 years of service to the community.

HINT: Because pain and suffering cannot be as readily quantified as medical bills and lost wages, there may be a good deal of leeway when it comes to deciding on an amount that would provide adequate compensation.

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