Pain and Suffering: An Overview
There are many damages that you may recover when pursuing an injury claim following your accident. While it is widely known that accident victims may pursue compensation for their medical bills and property damage, many aren’t aware that they may also receive compensation for pain and suffering.
However, the amount of pain a person is suffering from cannot be seen the same way property damage or medical bills can. Those damages have physical evidence supporting them. Working with an experienced car wreck attorney will help ensure you are able to pursue the full compensation you deserve to help you return to your pre-wreck lifestyle.
What Is Pain and Suffering?
Pain and suffering is the legal term for the physical and emotional stress caused by an injury, which often includes:
- Shortening of life
- Loss of enjoyment
- Permanent disfigurement
- Permanent limitations
These damages that may be recovered for pain and suffering is determined by the amount of associated medical bills, both current and future, lost wages, and other factors that vary from case to case.
How Can Pain and Suffering Be Proven?
Knowing how to document your pain and suffering properly will significantly benefit your potential injury case. The following evidence can be used to help you pursue the maximum possible compensation:
- The written opinion of a mental health professional that indicates an injured state of mind, and describes how the accident has caused pain and suffering
- The written opinion of a mental health professional that indicates pain, and describes how the accident has caused pain and suffering
- Medical documentation relating to pain and suffering (i.e. pain medication or psychiatric medication)
- Your own written or oral testimony of your pain and suffering, as it is a very impactful piece of evidence.
How Can I Pursue the Maximum Possible Compensation Following My Accident?
Working with an experienced team of personal injury attorneys will greatly increase your chances of receiving the full amount of pain and suffering damages for your case. A compassionate attorney will discuss and help put together a plan for your situation, which will allow you to have the strongest possible case to present to the jury.
Juries consist of humans and by putting together an impactful statement explaining what was taken in your wreck, you can help the jury understand what you have lost.
SERIOUS INJURIES – REQUIRE SERIOUS ATTORNEYS
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for compensation on your own. When you hire Ferrell & Brown, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive team who will tenaciously fight for you. If you or someone you know was injured in a wreck and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Ferrell & Brown.