Pain and suffering can occur in any personal injury case. The suffering can be physical in nature and includes the pain and discomfort you have felt since your accident, or mental and include things like mental anguish, emotional distress, and more. There are many ways in which pain and suffering damages can be calculated, usually involving the method where the plaintiff’s actual damages are multiplied by a chosen number based on the severity of the injury. Many insurance companies will use computer programs to arrive at the number that works best for your settlement. One of the most important aspects of your case is being able to prove that you suffered since your injury.
Proving Your Claim
When you are attempting to receive damages, you know that proving your claim is the most important aspect of the process. You may understand that you will need many forms of evidence to prove your case to the courts or the insurance company that you’re settling with. The first thing you can start with is the injuries and the impact they have had on your life. Your treating physician will be able to demonstrate how your injuries impacted your life and the turmoil they cause when you miss work, have to take time away from your family, and live through the emotional aspects of being injured in a temporary or permanent way that can have devastating effects on your life.
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Photographs and personal journal entries may tell a different story, a story that the judge will want to see. Having friends and family on your side that can provide additional evidence as well as showing proof that you spoke to a mental health professional can make all the difference in your case. These are things that you must consider when you are attempting to gain compensation for your suffering. Call us today for more information on how we can help you make your claim in your time of need.