Pain and suffering is commonly referred to as physical and emotional stress, which accompanies an injury.
Of course, to receive compensation for pain and suffering in your personal injury claim, it is necessary to have medical proof of your pain and suffering. Unlike a physical injury, pain and suffering compensation may be more difficult to calculate, therefore insurance companies are known for providing much less compensation than may be required.
At Lewis & Keller, our personal injury lawyers believe that if you or someone you love has been injured by the negligent actions of another individual, the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for their losses and damages in the court of law including; pain and suffering, loss of wages, property damages, and all medical expenses.
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Causes of Pain and Suffering
As pain and suffering causes both physical and emotional stress, there are many factors that contribute to its development. In most cases, pain and suffering develops due to an injury of some sort. These injuries can range from short term to life-long injuries and will often allow an individual to collect compensation for any damages and losses that were caused by a negligent individual.
Some causes of pain and suffering include:
- Broken bones
- Loss of limb
- Internal injuries
- Aches and pains
- Deformation embarrassment
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Hearing loss
- Loss of eyesight
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
These are merely a few causes of pain and suffering, as a wide variety of factors are linked to the actual causes of pain and suffering.
Determining Damages for Pain and Suffering
Determining the damages for pain and suffering in the court of law requires an individual to possess certain documents in order to prove this illness as the signs and symptoms are not always physically evident. Typically, there is a list of elements that an individual must possess in order to receive compensation, this list is as follows:
- Medical reports
- Medical bills
- Medication required
- Change in quality of life
- Intensity and manifestation caused to others from your pain
- Length of recovery period time
- Proof of lost wages
- Number of activities detrimental by injury
- Treatments and treatment time necessary for healing
- Photos of injuries
Additionally, individuals may have sought assistance from their insurance provider; however these agencies will typically provide minimum compensation for your losses and damages. Thus, if you do not feel as though you are receiving the compensation you deserve and you possess solid evidence of your needs, it is imperative to speak with a personal injury attorney to help you obtain full compensation of your losses and damages.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive
The American constitution clearly states that there is no maximum amount of damages for pain and suffering that an individual may receive. Of course, most states have implemented a restriction on the pain and suffering awards an individual may receive as a result of economic concerns.
In many states, they have calculated a compensation limit based on economic damages an individual may receive, or have set an absolute ceiling on the monetary award, such as $700,000. No matter what the case, pain and suffering damages require an individual to prove they have suffered from economic loss.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident due to the negligence or purposefulness of another individual, our attorneys believe the victim may be eligible to receive compensation for their damages and losses in the court of law.
With our main office in Winston-Salem, we are licensed to serve the entire state of North Carolina.
A few locations we serve include:
If you are interested in learning more about how Lewis & Keller can help you seek justice in the court of law, we invite you to contact us today at 866-299-1769 where a member of our intake team will collect information about your accident and quickly connect you with one of our helpful personal injury attorneys in North Carolina ready to take your case.
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