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How Is Pain and Suffering Calculated in Lawsuits?
Serious accidents cause damages that go much deeper than the damage done to your body or property. Even if your injuries aren’t life-threatening, you could be left to struggle to continue your life as you once did.
You deserve compensation for every hardship your injuries have caused, but non-economic damages like pain and suffering don’t come with a price tag. So how is pain and suffering calculated in lawsuits?
While every person will experience pain and suffering differently, a lawyer from Haffner Law can guide you through exactly how to calculate these damages and get the compensation you need to move forward with your life<.
The Effects of Your Pain and Suffering
While pain and suffering damages are not a visible or financial damage, they can still have a massive impact on your life. Pain and suffering will make it that much more difficult to pick up the pieces after your accident. The value of these damages is typically based on the amount of undue suffering they cause, which can vary on a case-by-case basis.
For example, if you’re a movie star and you’re in an accident, you might end up with a noticeable scar or burn on your face. While this would be painful but manageable for others, someone who relies on his or her looks may suffer greatly because of it. Pain may also be a major factor in your calculations. If you’re prevented from living your life as normal, you deserve compensation for that.
Our firm has tools that can help provide a basic monetary value for your pain and suffering. This calculation can determine how much you should seek in your personal injury claim.
Limitations on Your Pain and Suffering Damages
Unfortunately, getting the pain and suffering compensation you deserve might be difficult, depending on your claim type.
While California has few caps on non-economic damages, if you’ve suffered because of medical malpractice, you will be limited in the amount you can receive. California puts a $250,000 cap on non-economic medical malpractice damages.
Certain other cases are also limited—uninsured drivers and drunk drivers in particular will see limitson the amount of compensation they can receive after an accident. While there are some exceptions to this, getting full compensation for your pain and suffering damages will be difficult in several situations.
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Getting the full compensation you need for your damages is nearly impossible without help. Understanding what the courts will accept and what limits are imposed on your compensation can be confusing and complicated.
At Haffner Law, we understand how difficult maximizing your personal injury compensation can be, and we’re here to help. Give us a call at 1-844-HAFFNER (423-3637) or complete the online contact form below to schedule a free consultation with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer.