Can I Be Compensated for Pain and Suffering in My Personal Injury Case?
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on December 1, 2017 in Personal Injury
If you have sustained an injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for various damages, including physical and emotional pain and suffering.
However, determining the value of your pain and suffering is not as straightforward as valuing other forms of compensation, such as medical expenses or lost wages. This is why working with a skilled personal injury attorney is critical to helping you secure all of the pain and suffering compensation you deserve.
The seasoned Milwaukee personal injury attorneys of PKSD have many years of combined experience proving personal injury victims’ pain and suffering and recovering fair compensation for these damages. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation about your case.
How to Prove Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering is difficult to prove because it cannot be easily quantified. This is why it is so crucial to have strong evidence demonstrating the pain and suffering you have experienced because of your injuries.
Some of the evidence our attorneys will attempt to collect include:
- Pictures of injuries
- Medical records
- Medications, prescribed and over-the-counter, used to treat injuries
- Medical bills
- Accident reports
- Employer documentation regarding time off work
How Is Pain and Suffering Calculated?
Unlike with medical bills, there is no straightforward documentation supporting the financial amount of damages incurred through a victim’s pain and suffering.
This is why a variety of factors must be considered when trying to value pain and suffering, including:
- The impact pain and suffering have on the victim’s ability to enjoy life
- How the injury interferes with the victim’s daily life
- Mental anguish suffered due to the accident and injuries
- How the injury limits the victim’s ability to participate in activities
- The level of impairment to the victim’s physical health
- The injury’s impact on the victim’s ability to work
- The emotional trauma associated with the accident
- Disfigurement or permanent disability resulting from the injury
- The severity of the injury
Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys Now
The Milwaukee personal injury lawyers of PKSD will fight to secure the compensation you deserve for all the damages you have suffered, including pain and suffering. Our seasoned attorneys know what evidence is needed to prove your pain and suffering, and we will work to present your case to accurately value these losses.
Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn the legal options available in your case. At PKSD, we accept cases on contingency only, which means you only pay legal fees if we successfully recover compensation for you.