When you’ve been injured in an accident, the effects are usually far deeper than what the eye can see. Some people live with life-long psychological trauma and emotional effects that can impact every aspect of their lives. For this reason, personal injury claims do allow victims to recover pain and suffering damages in certain scenarios.
To learn more about recovering pain and suffering for your injuries, have an attorney review your case. Our law firm offers free consultations.
How Pain & Suffering Damages Are Assessed
- How much are your medical bills? Insurers usually look at medical bills when calculating pain and suffering damages. The pain and suffering value is usually determined by the actual medical costs times a multiplier.
- How severe are your injuries? In general, more serious injuries are likely to be awarded higher pain and suffering damages.
- How long do you need to recover? A longer recovery time may indicate a more serious injury, which could also mean that a person might experience more pain and suffering.
- How will the injury impact a person’s life? If an injury has a lasting negative impact on a person’s quality of life, this is usually taken into account when assessing damages.
Examples of Pain & Suffering Cases
- A woman was in a car accident and suffered from several broken bones, fractures, and a head concussion. After the accident, she is in excruciating pain daily and has trouble sleeping. She is constantly anxious and is afraid to drive again, which makes it difficult for her to return to work. In this case, the woman may be able to recover damages for the mental pain and suffering that she suffered even if her physical injuries have healed.
- A child was bitten by a dog in a vicious attack, which left permanent scars, broken bones, and an infection. The child has to undergo multiple reconstruction surgeries and experienced constant emotional distress and depression from the attack due to psychological trauma and permanent disfigurement. The parents of the child will most likely be able to recover pain and suffering for emotional distress and mental anguish.
Discuss Your Case with Our Columbus Personal Injury Attorneys
If you have been seriously injured - whether in a car accident, truck accident, or another accident - talk to our personal injury lawyers in Columbus about your case. We can evaluate the details of your injuries, and help you determine if you are eligible for pain and suffering damages. With more than millions of dollars in recoveries for our injured clients, we can help you fight for full and fair compensation so you can recover with peace of mind.
We are available 24/7 to speak with you about your case.