If you have been involved in a car accident, you may have already begun to hear the term “pain and suffering.” Pain and suffering is one of the non-economic damages that many injury victims may be able to recover compensation for after an accident. Indiana law defines pain and suffering as the physical and emotional injuries that an individual sustains after being involved in an accident.
If you have been involved in a car crash, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for damages incurred, including pain and suffering. If you still have legal questions about your accident, contact our law offices and ask to schedule a meeting with a qualified legal team member who can provide you with a free case evaluation.
What Are Some Examples of Pain and Suffering?
After you have been involved in an accident, you may experience a variety of injuries that do not all have to be physical in nature. Many individuals experience emotional issues such as depression, fear, or loss of enjoyment of life. Pain and suffering may also include physical pain, worry, insomnia, and grief.
To fully recover, many of these conditions require the help of a mental health professional. Unfortunately, these treatments can quickly become cost prohibitive and create financial hardship for the injury victim and their families.
How Does an Injury Victim Prove Pain and Suffering?
Unlike many physical injuries that can be proven with imaging or other means, pain and suffering are considered intangible losses. A personal injury victim must be able to demonstrate through clear and convincing evidence that they are suffering emotional trauma.
Our skilled personal injury lawyers can assist you by calling mental health professionals to testify on your behalf. We may also be able to prove that your life has significantly changed due to being injured through the testimony of other family members and those closest to you.
Contact our law offices and ask how we can help you build and strengthen your personal injury case.
How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?
Unlike economic damages that can be determined based on set monetary values, pain and suffering are significantly more complicated to calculate. Most insurers and attorneys estimate pain and suffering using a multiplier of between 1 and 5, with more severe injuries receiving a higher multiplier.
Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in calculating pain and suffering damages and will be glad to review your case and any supporting evidence you may have to make a preliminary estimation of pain and suffering damages.
Why Should I Choose Your Law Firm to Represent Me?
Our law firm has a proven track record of successfully recovering maximum compensation for our clients. Our knowledgeable attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case’s unique facts and circumstances and help determine a suitable amount for pain and suffering damages if applicable.
Contact our law offices by calling 812-247-8416 and asking to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we can assist you with your personal injury claim.