In most car accident claims, people think about the main losses they experience: medical bills, lost income, vehicle damage, etc. However, car accident claims and lawsuits can encompass more than just those losses that cause you financial concerns.
Some car accident claims may allow you to recover compensation for pain and suffering. The value of pain and suffering varies, though, and it’s best to work with a lawyer who can explain your rights to get the most out of your car accident claim.
The Impact the Crash Has On Your Life
Recovering compensation for pain and suffering is often dependent on the impact the injury has on your life. For instance, pain and suffering can cover your loss of enjoyment in many of the things you did before the injury. Suffering an injury can cause you to stop driving, experience trauma or fear, and create many obstacles in your life.
While there’s no set value regarding pain and suffering for loss of enjoyment, a multiplier method may help determine how much you recover.
The Severity of Your Injury
More catastrophic injuries can cause pain and suffering. The more severe your injuries are, the more you can recover from physical pain and mental trauma. It’s difficult to say just how severe the mental trauma is, but if you receive a diagnosis that proves your emotional distress, it can help you recover maximum compensation.
Compensation for pain and suffering falls under non-economic damages. These damages often have a cap in car accident claims, meaning you can only recover so much for your damages. Working with a lawyer helps you maximize the amount you may recover, so it’s best to have strong advocates on your side.
When it comes to protecting the injured, our team at The Kalka Law Group - Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys goes above and beyond. Our Atlanta car accident attorneys go above and beyond when it matters most. Trust our team to safeguard your rights to compensation from start to finish.
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