Pain and Suffering is Caused by Injury | Compensation is for the Recovery
Last updated Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
Regardless of who or what caused your injury, it is important you seek medical care as soon as possible to ensure your safety. Call us and speak to one of our experienced attorneys today, and we will assist you or your loved one in securing the support you deserve, including pain and suffering compensation, to help you get through this difficult time.
It is crucial to remember that you may need that pain and suffering compensation money for future medical expenses, retraining, and lost wages – insurance companies are notoriously reluctant to pay such claims – let our attorneys handle that challenge for you!
Our law firm will put a qualified pain and suffering lawyer to work on your case to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
If you or your loved one has been injured through no fault of your own, and someone else’s neglect or carelessness is the cause of your injury, you may be able to receive monetary compensation. Beyond medical expenses and lost wages, many people suffer the consequences of an injury after it has passed. This is commonly referred to as pain and suffering.
Most of the time, you can seek monetary compensation from the responsible party’s insurance company for pain and suffering experienced after an injury. You don’t need to be afraid or ashamed to seek this compensation.
You will get quality legal representation for pain and suffering settlement through an experienced pain and suffering attorney who has extensive legal experience in such cases and is not afraid to engage in aggressive negotiations with the insurance companies.
What is Pain and Suffering?
Pain and suffering compensation amounts are typically determined according to the extent of trauma that an individual has undergone after an accident. Therefore, it is crucial that we clearly understand what “pain” and “suffering” actually are.
Pain and suffering refer to the physical and/or psychological stress caused by an accident. This can include a variety of mental and physical injuries, but the most common are:
- Physical pain as a result of injuries – Broken bones, scars, burns, soft tissue injuries, surgeries, etc. are all covered under this umbrella term
- Emotional trauma like fear, anxiety, depression and grief
- Indignity, mortification, embarrassment and humiliation
- Loss of companionship, damage to reputation
- Trouble sleeping
- Inconvenience and financial hardship
- Any other psychological injury, including an inability to do things you enjoy
Pain and suffering accompany almost any injury or accident, and monetary damages can almost always be recovered. Through the analysis of thousands of pain and suffering compensation cases, and our decades of experience, we know how to cut through red tape and work with insurance companies and their attorneys! Call us at (208) 466-0030 so our team can handle your case while you or your loved one can focus on healing emotionally and physically.
How is Pain and Suffering Calculated?
Our personal injury attorneys have experience helping victims determine fair compensation for pain and suffering. Extenuating circumstances such as long-term disabilities, pain, scarring, or continued mental anguish can increase the amount.
Compensation payout amounts are usually calculated after taking your damages into account. An analysis of compensation for damages involves factors such as:
- How much the other party is at fault
- A medical record of your injuries
- The intensity of your pain
- Your diagnosis and treatment severity, as well as future prognosis
- Treatment that you may require in the future
- The extent and type of your permanent impairment
- How long it will take you to recover
The issue of pain and suffering can be both profoundly personal and extraordinarily complex. Thus, strong, reliable, and accurate medical evidence/records is essential. Without this, it can be extremely difficult to calculate a fair compensation for pain and suffering. Our law office can provide you with such assistance if necessary.
If you’ve been injured, you don’t need to face the challenge alone. Contact the friendly attorneys at Skaug Law for quality legal services today – our expert personal injury lawyers are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to assist you in maximizing your pain and suffering compensation.
How much Pain and Suffering Settlement Can I Expect?
In most cases, you can sue for pain and suffering compensation up to a certain amount as most states have damage limit caps. In other words, such compensation – while substantial – in a lawsuit is limited.
For example, Idaho caps damages for pain and suffering at $250,000 (adjusted annually for inflation), except in certain cases such as willful or reckless misconduct.
The state’s “modified comparative negligence” rule also bars any recovery if the plaintiff is at least 50% responsible for the injury. Any damages awarded where recovery is not barred are reduced by the degree of negligence attributable to the plaintiff.
Pain can come in different forms depending on the type of injury. In many cases, jurors know someone who has suffered from a similar injury in the past. As a result, they often have a better understanding of the plaintiff’s suffering. It can help increase the compensation awarded.
How Do I Prove Pain and Suffering?
If you or your loved one have been injured, keeping a copy of all medical bills is, of course, the first place to start. The more documentation and evidence you have to back up your pain and suffering claim, the better your chances are of receiving fair and just compensation.
- Keep documentation of your injuries, including photographs and personal journals that record how you’re feeling, both physically and emotionally.
- If you’ve been forced to change your lifestyle or to give up activities you’ve been accustomed to enjoying (gardening, playing with your grandkids, volunteering at a local school, etc.), be sure to keep a record of each time you are unable to participate.
- Family and friends can often provide valuable testimony to your decreased quality of life, your pain, and the overall negative impact the injury has had on your life.
Discuss Damages with an Idaho Pain and Suffering Attorney
A Skaug Law pain and suffering lawyer will work with you to gather evidence to prove the details of your case, getting you the pain and suffering compensation you deserve after your injury. We look forward to speaking with you. Feel free to give us a call at (208) 466-0030 anytime to schedule an appointment.