Pain and Suffering Compensation Explained

If you have been injured in an accident and are seeking compensation for your pain and suffering, it’s important that you work with an experienced attorney who understands how to handle personal injury cases. In many instances, it is difficult to receive compensation for pain and suffering because this is a more ambiguous financial loss. Unlike lost wages and medical bills,pain and suffering cannot be proven with precise documentation.  As a result, we need to demonstrate that you have suffered a permanent injury and that your quality of life has been changed significantly.

Permanent Injuries Are Diverse

Many people think of permanent injuries as something extreme like complete paralysis.  However, there are other forms of permanent injury that also cause significant loss of mobility or quality of life. These can include:

  • Back injuries

  • Traumatic brain injuries

  • Severe PTSD

  • Partial paralysis

  • Broken bones that do not properly heal

  • Depression

  • And more

Pain and Suffering Requires a Loss of Quality of Life

When trying to determine how pain and suffering is applied to your case, we will look to see how are your injuries have impacted your quality of life. This makes it important for you to share with us any information regarding how you cannot continue with the activities that you once did. An example of this would be being unable to lift your children and provide them with care due to significant back pain that prohibits your mobility. Another example would be an athlete not being able to compete due to accident-related injuries. Each case is different, so we will examine your specific circumstances and let you know whether we feel that your injury could be considered permanent.  We will then work with your doctor to determine what that looks like and how you may be impacted by the injury so that we can work to attach a number to the injury’s impact.  This step is critical because if we cannot place a value on your pain and suffering, it is unlikely that a jury would be able to do so.

Call Our Attorneys to Discuss Your Injury Case

If you are interested in seeking financial damages for pain and suffering, call our office to discuss your case and the probability of receiving this type of compensation.  At The Talbott Law Firm, we can review your case and provide you with sound legal advice.