When we discuss the consequences of accidents, we often talk about medical injuries and physical harm. Bumps, bruises, broken limbs, and torn ligaments are what come to mind when you talk about the aftermath of a car accident or slip and fall. But it’s important to remember that suffering an injury after an accident can have devastating consequences for an individual’s mental health as well.
Depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress can change a victim’s life forever, and it can be hard to put a dollar amount on the burden of these feelings. If you or a loved one have suffered an accident and were subject to mental health consequences because of the injuries they sustained, our lawyers can hold the at-fault party accountable for your pain and suffering. Pain and suffering damages can even extend to the surviving family members of those who died a wrongful death.
At The Accident Network Law Group, we have successfully handled a broad range of serious injury and wrongful death cases arising from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, pedestrian accidents, premise liability or slip-n-fall incidents, product liability and other injury cases. With the help of our personal injury team, you can recover pain and suffering damages to help you get your life back on track after suffering an injury after an accident.
How Is Pain And Suffering Calculated After An Accident?
In civil cases, a remedy in the form of monetary compensation is awarded to the harmed party. This often includes reimbursement for medical bills, hospital care, and lost wages. However, pain and suffering can also be included in the monetary compensation you seek after an accident.
Pain and suffering damages are not easy to calculate. It’s not easy to put a dollar amount on someone’s suffering. By speaking with a lawyer and telling them the details of the injuries you sustained and the associated aftermath, together you can build a strong personal injury case that seeks to compensate you for what you went through. Every accident case is different, so the only way to truly discover how much money you can get for pain and suffering is to contact The Accident Network Law Group and schedule a consultation. With the help of an attorney, you can seek a settlement that helps get your life back on track after being injured after an accident.
If you, personally, suffered an accident and are seeking pain and suffering compensation, your lawyer will evaluate the evidence in your case in order to calculate a number for your pain and suffering. This might include documentation of your medical bills and proof of the extent of your injuries. In especially egregious cases, where accident victims find themselves in critical condition, pain and suffering damages will almost always be awarded. The more severe your injuries, the more money you will likely be awarded in your settlement.
Your personal injury lawyer may also compile documentation from other areas of treatment, such as a psychologist or psychiatrist that you began seeing following the accident. Eyewitnesses from the scene of the accident and even invoices from your psychologist can help prove the cost of your pain and suffering. Anything that demonstrates or sufficiently conveys the state of your mental health after an accident will become evidence that builds your strong personal injury case. The more evidence you and your lawyer can compile, the stronger your case will be.
Can I Seek Pain And Suffering Damages If My Loved One Suffered A Wrongful Death?
You can absolutely seek compensation for your pain and suffering if you lost a loved one to a wrongful death. It’s life-changing and devastating to suddenly lose a loved one, especially when their death is the direct result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence. Wrongful death cases seek to compensate the surviving loved ones of an accident victim that wrongfully was killed due to someone else’s recklessness or depraved indifference. Pain and suffering are a significant factor of this type of personal injury case, as lawyers fight to earn surviving loved one’s compensation for the utter devastation that accompanies wrongfully losing a family member.
If your loved one has suffered a traumatic accident, you deserve to have your voice heard. Pain and suffering after losing a loved one in an accident is never to be overlooked. Your peace of mind is just as important as holding the at-fault party accountable. With the right attorney, you can hold the negligent party liable for the damage they caused you and recover pain and suffering compensation.
Similar to filing a claim for your own injury, your lawyer will compile evidence from your loved one’s accident in order to demonstrate how devastating the accident truly was. Your lawyer will defend you in court and demonstrate how life-changing and unfair it is to have wrongly lost your family member due to this accident. At The Accident Network Law Group, we are sympathetic to accident victims and believe you shouldn’t have to worry about finances while grieving the loss of a loved one. We will handle every aspect of your case from start to finish so you can focus on healing.
Schedule A Free, No-Obligation Consultation With The Accident Network Law Group If You Experienced Pain And Suffering After An Injury
At The Accident Network Law Group, we offer a free, no-obligation consultation to any accident victim seeking pain and suffering compensation after an injury. Having your initial questions answered comes at no charge to you. Best of all, our lawyers work on a contingency basis only. This means, you pay no fees at all unless we win your case. No recovery for you means no fees for us.
Call The Accident Network Law Group today at (951) 291-0976 or send us an email at [email protected] if you have concerns about being compensated for your pain and suffering. We have offices in Costa Mesa and Riverside, and are proud to be a resource for any California accident victim in need of resources after a bad accident.