Damages: Pain and Suffering
Injured victims naturally have questions regarding the value of their pain and suffering and which evidence proves these damages. These damages are not quantifiable. As a result, there is no standard for determining their value. Generally, the value of these damages is based on the nature and severity of your injury, including the type and length of medical treatment, recovery time, and any disability or loss of function. There is no limit on the amount of damages for pain and suffering that you can recover for accidents or slip and falls.
- Testimony from treating providers regarding injuries and associated pain
- Testimony from medical experts
- Testimony from Plaintiff
- Testimony from family and friends regarding change in plaintiff’s mental state, activities, and demeanor
- Medical records
- Photographs of property damage
- Photographs of injury
- Videos showing Plaintiff’s life before and after the incident
- Diaries and journals regarding pain and mental state
- Social media posts
- Pain medication
Because these damages are not readily quantifiable, there are obstacles to recovering compensation for your pain and suffering. This is another reason you should hire an experienced personal injury attorney, who will aggressively negotiate with insurance companies and obtain all evidence of your injuries and damages. Finally, you must file your lawsuit within two years of the date of your accident or fall. If you fail to do so, the Court will not permit you to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. You should therefore retain an experienced personal injury attorney after the incident.