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Explaining Pain & Suffering in Personal Injury Lawsuits

When people think of personal injury claims, they often believe that damages result from the injury only; however, this belief is far from the truth. In fact, there are many ways to recover through a personal injury lawsuit, but today we will only focus on one: pain and suffering.

Pain & Suffering in Personal Injury Claims

Pain and suffering is one kind of damages category in personal injury claims, and it is arguably one of the most complex. Pain and suffering damages is a compensatory damage category referring to intangible personal losses including physical pain and emotional suffering resulting from a personal injury accident.

Plaintiffs (the people suing) in personal injury claims can seek compensation for pain and suffering damages depending on the circumstances of their cases. However, some injuries/situations are more likely to result in pain and suffering damages than others.

Common injuries/psychological traumas resulting in pain and suffering damages include:

  • Chronic pain;
  • Permanent partial or total disabilities;
  • Extensive scarring or disfigurement;
  • Emotional distress caused by the accident;
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder;
  • Diminished quality of life.

As you can see, some of these injuries and traumas are easier to prove in court than others. However, someone suffering from unseen post-accident emotional distress deserves a chance to recover for his or her suffering. That’s why anyone injured by someone else’s negligence such consider hiring Briggle & Polan for their case.

Contact Briggle & Polan

Briggle & Polan is an experienced trial firm that knows how to get results in court. Our attorneys have argued for and won pain and suffering damages for our clients, which means they have the knowledge you may need for your personal injury case.

Injured and looking for experienced representation? Call (512) 400-3278 for a free consultation!