You May Be Due Compensation for Pain and Suffering
Last updated Thursday, May 16th, 2019
If you’ve 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 additional consequences after an injury. These are 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 to seek this compensation. Help is available from experienced injury lawyers who know the law and know how to deal with insurance companies.
What is Pain and Suffering?
Pain and suffering accompany almost any injury or accident, and monetary damages can almost always be recovered. Pain and suffering can include:
- Physical pain as a result of injuries
- Emotional trauma like fear, worry and grief
- Trouble sleeping
- Inconvenience and hardship
- Decreased quality and enjoyment of life
How Do I Prove Pain and Suffering?
If you’ve 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 claim of pain and suffering, the better your chances 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 provide valuable testimony to your decreased quality of life, your pain, and the overall negative impact the injury has had on your life.
How Do I Determine a Fair Amount?
Injury attorneys have experience helping victims determine fair compensation for pain and suffering. Extenuating circumstances like long-term disabilities or pain, scarring, or continued mental anguish can increase the amount. Your attorney will work with you to gather evidence to prove the details of your unique situation, getting you the compensation you deserve after your injury.
If you’ve been injured, you don’t have to go it alone. Contact the friendly attorneys at Skaug Law for quality legal services today.