When you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have a right to sue and possibly win compensation for the expenses you were forced to pay due to the accident. This includes:
- Medical care and related expenses
- Lost income
- Any other related expenses
- Pain and suffering
While medical bills and lost income can be calculated, pain and suffering does not have a fixed value. How do you put a price on multiple surgeries, excruciating pain, missing a close friend’s wedding, spending weeks in a hospital or not being able to travel or visit family?
Pain and suffering is subjective and different for everyone. There is no one-formula-fits-all solution. That being said, there are factors that go into putting a value on your pain and suffering. This includes:
- Type of injury
- Surgeries and other necessary procedures
- Medication you were prescribed (including the strength and length of time you needed to take it
- Length of recovery
- Any permanent damage
A lot of the actual compensation you end up getting—whether through a settlement or verdict—is also dependent on how well your injury lawyer argues your case.
For a more personalized answer about your specific case, give our accident lawyers a call for a free consultation. We can fully discuss your physical injuries as well as your pain and suffering and go over your legal options and what to expect from a lawsuit.
Once hired, we work with top medical experts to help document and prove the severity of your injuries. We know the exact evidence and records needed to prove your case and get you the maximum compensation for your pain and suffering.
Contact our personal injury lawyers today at 516-222-4000.
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