Car accidents can leave people with severe and debilitating physical injuries along with intense emotional and psychological trauma. When someone else’s negligence causes a car accident, you can pursue various forms of compensation from the at-fault party, including pain and suffering.
Many injured clients often wonder how much pain and suffering is worth for a car accident. The answer depends on many factors, and calculating pain and suffering damages usually requires a car accident lawyer.
For a detailed explanation of your case and help determining the pain and suffering damages you could recover, reach out to an experienced car accident attorney in your area.
What Is Pain and Suffering?
Pain and suffering is a broad term that refers to the physical and emotional injuries a person suffers in a car accident. You can pursue economic damages to compensate for your medical bills, lost income, property damage, and other tangible losses that have a defined dollar amount.
However, you may also pursue non-economic damages for the ongoing physical pain and emotional distress they experienced because of the accident and dealing with their injuries and losses.
In some cases—particularly those involving the wrongful death of someone—spouses and certain other family members may pursue loss of consortium. This compensation refers to the grief the family has experienced because of their loss as well as the loss of spousal intimacy, love and affection, companionship, and care the deceased or severely injured family member once provided.
This list is not exhaustive, and many other types of injuries and losses may qualify for pain and suffering. The key factor is that pain and suffering damages seek to compensate you for your substantial pain and losses.
How to Prove Pain and Suffering
Your attorney will use evidence and documentation to prove pain and suffering, including:
- Medical records and treatment plans
- Prescription records and medication receipts
- Imaging and diagnostic test results
- Your doctor’s testimony along with testimony from other medical experts regarding the extent and severity of your injuries
- Documentation from your employer regarding lost income
Your attorney can also gather testimony from your friends, family, and co-workers to show how your injuries have affected you psychologically and physically.
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You deserve full compensation for the physical and emotional injuries you suffered due to a car accident someone else caused. However, calculating pain and suffering damages is complex, and insurance companies often refute these types of damages to avoid paying any more than they have to.
To get the most from your car accident injury claim, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help you collect the evidence to support your claim and accurately calculate the total amount of compensation you need.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Berry Law have helped thousands of clients throughout Nebraska and Iowa obtain maximum compensation for the injuries they suffered in a car accident a negligent driver caused.
Contact us today for your free consultation and learn about the pain and suffering damages you may recover and how we can help increase your chances of getting all you deserve.