By: Darrell Castle
Pain and suffering is one of the many determining factors in how much compensation you’ll receive when you’re injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault.
Pain and suffering is the legal term for physical, mental and emotional stress caused by an injury.
The physical stress is obvious after a car accident. The mental and emotional stress can be things like fear, insomnia, grief, worry, inconvenience and a loss of life enjoyment.
For example, let’s say you LOVED to run. You’re someone who trains almost daily to run in marathons regularly. It’s — by far — your favorite hobby.
One day you were driving down Poplar on the way to work and as you passed an intersection, another driver ran a red light, smashing into your car. The collision resulted in a broken leg.
Not only would this broken leg result in surgery (medical bills) and time off work healing (lost wages) — both of which you can be compensated for — but you’d also lose some enjoyment in your life. You LOVE to run, but you can’t because of someone else’s negligence. That’s pain and suffering you’d be entitled to compensation for, most likely.
The amount of compensation is determined by calculations. And pain and suffering is proven through documentation from doctors, friends, family, etc.
Our Memphis car accident attorneys can help
If you were injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, our auto accident attorneys want to help you. This is something you shouldn’t try to tackle on your own. These cases are complex with many moving parts. But we know what it takes to make a successful one.
For decades, our team has handled car accident cases of all shapes and sizes.
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