Calculating Pain and Suffering



need-an-ambulance-1512594After an accident, there comes a time to tally up all the damage you sustained. In addition to the physical damage done to your vehicle, the medical bills you incurred and the ongoing treatments you may require, you’ll also need to total the amount of pain and suffering you endured. On the face, this sounds downright impossible: how can one possibly quantify the amount of suffering one experiences? A Virginia personal injury attorney can help you calculate an appropriate amount to demand from the person who caused your accident.

Life Changes 

After an accident, particularly one in which you sustained serious injuries, life may look very different. You may no longer be able to perform certain duties at work or participate in hobbies you once loved. These kinds of changes can be the evidence you need to show that you are indeed in pain and/or are continuing to suffer because of the person who caused your injuries. Your age, the seriousness of your injuries and your ability to live life the way you once did all factor into your settlement.

Beyond Pain and Suffering

There are other relatively intangible impacts for which you can seek restitution. For example, if you sustain serious burns to your face in a car accident, you may suffer serious scarring that can lead to embarrassment. Compensation is sometimes available in such cases. Those suffering from loss of an intimate relationship with their partner because of their injuries can also seek restitution.

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers

Virginia personal injury attorney Richard Serpe represents victims and their families who have suffered serious injury due to someone else’s negligence. We offer a no fee promise which means you don’t owe us any legal fees unless we settle or win your case. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact us to discuss your rights.



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