What Is pain and suffering?
Pain and suffering is defined as the negative physical and mental effects suffered after an accident that resulted from someone else's negligence. These damages, called "general damages," are awarded by a judge and/or jury, and compensation is highly subjective, unlike "special damages," such as medical bills, which are quantifiable.
Factors examined may include how much has the victim’s life has changed since the accident. Whether he or she is employed, married or has children are conditions that are considered. At trial, judgments such as credibility, level of pain and other means might determine pain and suffering compensation.
Although there is no special chart or formula used to determine how much compensation one should receive, it is done fairly. Insurance companies and lawyers often use special tools to help determine amounts. They may review previous similar cases and use the outcomes as a general guideline.
However, to maximize your settlement and receive the damages that you're due for pain and suffering and other expenditures related to your accident, it's best to speak with a personal injury attorney who can ensure that you get what you need to recover.
If you have been injured and have questions regarding compensation for pain and suffering, you should seek professional legal help. If you live in the South Florida area, contact the law office of Slootsky, Perez and Braxton. They can give your case the attention it deserves. Contact them today at 1-954-764-7377.
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