WHAT IS “PAIN & SUFFERING” IN AN INJURY CLAIM?

In a personal injury claim, the plaintiff may seek compensation to cover the cost of medical expenses, rehabilitation, and property damage, along with some other types of damages. One of these types of damages is pain and suffering, which is commonly included in personal injury claims.

Judges and juries have very limited guidelines in determining the amount of pain and suffering to award, and the amount can range wildly even between similar cases. For this reason, it’s crucial to retain a skilled Dalton personal injury attorney who can help you make sure the jury understands the extent of your injuries and pain.

PHYSICAL PAIN & SUFFERING

This is the physical pain that the plaintiff has been forced to endure as a result of their injuries. One key element to consider is that this includes not only all pain suffered up to the point of the injury claim, but also the pain and other detrimental effects that they will likely endure moving forward. The amount of money which will be awarded for pain and suffering will vary widely depending on the unique details of the case and a number of other subjective factors.

MENTAL PAIN & SUFFERING

However, not all injuries are physical. Many accident victims spend years, if not the rest of their lives, suffering from anguish, emotional distress, post-traumatic stress disorder, and a variety of other mental and emotional conditions. Just like with physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering will be calculated very subjectively, based on the trauma that has already occurred and the negative impact of the trauma moving forward.

HURT IN DALTON? CALL MCMAHAN LAW FIRM TODAY.

At McMahan Law Firm, our Dalton personal injury lawyers are proud to stand for the rights of injury victims and their families. We believe that you’ve suffered enough pain and suffering after an accident, and we are dedicated to getting our clients the fair compensation they deserve for their injuries.

Don’t settle for less than you deserve. Call our firm today at (706) 956-2395 for skilled representation.