Determining Compensation for Your Pain and Suffering
It’s been 2 months since the accident and although your injuries weren’t classified as severe you are still experiencing extreme pain. It’s this pain that’s preventing you from returning to work, or living a normal life.
Each visit to your primary care physician or physical therapist you are asked, “on a scale of 1-10, with the 10 being the highest, what is your pain level?” Well, you’re in pain, so 10 it is all the time. The medical staff looks at you like you’re crazy. They might even comment, “how can your pain still be a 10, we’ve been helping you for weeks now?”
Are the doctors, nurses and therapists wrong in their assessment or are you, in fact, still in a great deal of pain? Well, each person’s pain level is unique and depending on your gender, your stress level and even how your DNA is coded the pain you feel can be completely different than someone else. Some might say you have a high or low pain threshold depending on how they perceive your pain.
Pinched nerves, pulled muscles and herniated discs are just a few symptoms that can deliver excruciating pain that some say feels worse than if you actually broke a bone. Imagine not being able to sleep at night because of the unbearable constant gnawing pain. Every move you make sends an electrical impulse through some part of your body reminding you of the accident.
But how do you calculate what an injured victim should be compensated if the pain continues?
Traditionally, you can’t put a price tag on pain and suffering but you can base the compensation on the severity of the injury and the level of impact it has had on your day to day quality of life.
At the Law Office of David W. Holub we will look at many factors in determining an adequate amount of compensation for your personal injury case.
Factors such as…
- Your medical records.
- Photographs, videos & other physical evidence of your injuries.
- Photographs & evidence from the accident scene.
- Testimony from eye witnesses & expert witnesses.
- Copies of psychological or mental health treatment (if required).
- Evidence of permanent disabilities, scarring, and/or disfigurement.
- Testimony regarding how the injuries and accident has impacted your life.
- How your pain has effected your relationships with family & friends?
- If your injury required invasive procedures or painful treatments and/or surgeries?
- The severity of your injuries and the time it took you to recover from your injuries.
Prolonged pain can impact your quality of life, alter your daily routine and yes, even affect the amount of time friends and family spend with you. If your injury happened in Indiana and you’re tired of dealing with the pain pick up the phone and call us at (219)736-9700. Our professional lawyers will take the time to listen and let you know the next steps to take in order for your claim to move forward. For additional information and to receive our newsletter click the “Sign Up Now” button below.