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Calculating Pain and Suffering Damages

man suffering from neck pain after accident
July 29, 2021
Legally Reviewed By Stuart A. Richman, Esq.

HOW TO CALCULATE PAIN AND SUFFERING DAMAGES

After suffering a personal injury accident, the two general categories of damages you can claim are economic and non-economic damages. According to FindLaw, economic damages have a fixed monetary value attached, while non-economic damages have values harder to determine.

WHAT IS PAIN AND SUFFERING?

Pain and suffering is classified as a non-economic damage, but the consequences can present terrible and long-lasting experiences. Injury victims hire personal injury attorneys for help in calculating pain and suffering damages. During an initial visit, many of our clients ask, “what are pain and suffering damages?”

Specific examples of these include:

  • Physical pain
  • Emotional distress and despair
  • Fear, worry, and stress
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Impairments and permanent disabilities
  • Disfiguring injuries
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Social isolation
  • Loss of life quality due to injuries

PROVING & CALCULATING PAIN AND SUFFERING DAMAGES

The two factors making non-economic damages complicated are proving pain and suffering and calculating these damages. In proving pain and suffering, you need to connect all of the examples listed above to the injury suffered. One way to prove a connection is through medical testimony. According to FindLaw, the most common example of awarding pain and suffering is a severe physical injury that causes physical or mental anguish for a defined time period following a personal injury accident.

The Spear Greenfield legal team will answer all of the questions surrounding non-economic damages.

  • What are pain and suffering damages?
  • What are strategies for proving pain and suffering?
  • How are pain and suffering damages calculated?

We actively learn about our clients’ personal injury accidents, lifestyles, and daily routines to ensure all of their damages are represented. Due to our attorneys’ combined experience of over 200 years, we accurately calculate pain and suffering damages to ensure you are fairly compensated. We will never sell you short, so demand Rand and the Spear Greenfield team! 

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