What is “Pain and Suffering” in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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What is “Pain and Suffering” in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

There are few things more devastating than getting hurt in an accident caused by the negligence of another. Fortunately, as long as your injury claim is successful, you should receive compensation to help you cope with the cost of your injury, as well as other intangible, yet real, damages, such as pain and suffering. Please continue reading and reach out to a knowledgeable Bronx car accident attorney from the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny today to learn more about how “pain and suffering” is defined in terms of personal injury claims and how we can help you get fully compensated for the injuries you’ve sustained. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is “pain and suffering” in the context of a personal injury claim?

In the context of a personal injury claim, “pain and suffering” deals with both the physical and emotional pain your injury has caused you. For example, if you now have a permanent back injury, this pain will likely impact your quality of life for years to come. In other cases, such as when a person develops PTSD after a traumatic car crash, they may also sue for the pain and suffering this has caused them. Though quantifying these damages is relatively subjective, it’s paramount that you hire a competent attorney who can best help you fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.

What other damages can I recover in a personal injury claim?

As long as you can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should receive compensation to help you with a number of other physical, emotional, and financial damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. Those can include:

  • The loss of enjoyment of life
  • The loss of consortium
  • The financial cost of medical care
  • The cost of lost wages from being unable to return to work
  • The cost of rehabilitation
  • Emotional trauma

The bottom line is that if you’ve endured any of the aforementioned damages in an accident caused by the negligence of another, you should strongly consider hiring a lawyer who can help you fight for the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Give us a call or contact us online today so we can get working on your case.

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