Bronx Pain and Suffering attorneys Glenn and Robin Herman explain the purpose of pain and suffering compensation and how damages are calculated.
The damages caused by a car accident go beyond property damages and medical bills. In this article, NYC personal injury attorneys Glenn and Robin Herman explain the purpose of pain and suffering compensation and how damages are calculated.
Pain and Suffering Damages Definition
Pain and suffering is an important concept in personal injury law. It encompasses physical and mental anguish associated with an injury or illness resulting from another person’s negligence. Pain and suffering compensation refers to the amount of money a plaintiff may receive in a personal injury lawsuit as a result of their suffering caused by someone else’s negligent actions. Pain and suffering compensation typically encompasses:
The physical pain/discomfort caused by injuries from the accident
The physical pain/discomfort caused by medical treatment needed to treat injuries from the accident
The unpleasant effects that the physical pain/discomfort has on the victim’s life, which may include sleeplessness, anxiety, or depression
Any other impacts of the injuries on the victim’s life, such as loss of enjoyment of life, being unable to pursue hobbies, and impact on home/family life
What is the Purpose of Pain and Suffering Compensation?
If you have been injured in any type of accident, whether it be a car accident, a slip and fall through a medical error, or by another party’s negligence, the damage goes far beyond the monetary costs of medical bills. You might even lose wages and future earning potential. There is also the toll that the physical and emotional pain caused by the accident takes on your well-being. The purpose of pain and suffering damages is to provide compensation for the pain, suffering, and trauma a plaintiff experiences due to an…