How Can You Determine Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?
How Can You Determine Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s carelessness, you could be eligible to seek compensation from them through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. In specific instances, you could be owed payment for the pain and suffering you’ve endured because of your injuries. However, putting a dollar amount on your pain and the related emotional distress can be challenging. The Lutz personal injury lawyers at the Holliday Karatinos Law Firm have more than 50 years of combined legal experience. Our team has helped clients who’ve been injured seek fair compensation for their pain and suffering. Here, we’ll discuss how pain and suffering damages are calculated in personal injury claims and how our Brooksville lawyers could help you.
What Determines Pain and Suffering?
There are three key factors that determine whether you receive pain and suffering damages after an accident, as well as the value of your compensation. Those factors are:
The type of injury and severity – As a general rule, the more severe your injuries are, the more money you will likely be entitled to for your pain and suffering. This makes sense, since a soft-tissue injury is usually different than a broken bone, both in terms of the pain involved and how the injury affects your daily life.
The standard recovery time – If your injuries are expected to last for a few days or weeks, you might be entitled to less money than if your recovery is expected to take months or years.
The type of treatment required – If your injuries require surgery, physical therapy, or other types of treatments, you will likely be in pain for longer than if your injuries can be treated quickly and heal rapidly.
Calculating the cost of medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and other tangible losses is often easier than determining what pain and suffering might be worth. That’s why it’s crucial to hire an experienced Inverness injury lawyer to help you recover the full and fair compensation you’re owed.
How Holliday Karatinos Can Help You
Are you in pain after a severe injury accident? Our Florida injury attorneys have recovered more than $125 million for our clients, including compensation for pain and suffering. We can gather strong evidence to support your claim for pain and suffering, including medical records, witness statements, and expert testimony, when appropriate. Because every accident is different, it’s crucial to speak with an experienced injury lawyer about the potential compensation to which you may be entitled. Contact the Holliday Karatinos Law Firm today for a free consultation with a Brooksville lawyer today.
James Wayne Holliday
James Wayne Holliday has been practicing law since 1995. He has been named as a “Best Attorney” Lifetime Charter Member in Florida, an honor awarded to less than one percent of the nation’s lawyers.
Mr. Holliday has earned a reputation as a relentless trial lawyer because of his outstanding work ethic and thorough preparation of his cases for trial.
James was very open and honest with me about my case. We were always in constant contact. It made me feel like I was his only client and not just a number. If I ever need a personal injury attorney again, James is my go-to!
I can’t thank James enough! I was completely stressed out about my case and James really helped me collect my thoughts. I didn’t think attorneys were this compassionate but he has set the bar. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you for all your help.
I felt so relieved after talking with James about my accident. I could tell he was very experienced in this area and made me feel at ease. I would HIGHLY recommend James to anyone injured from being in an accident. Top notch attorney and staff.
I suffered from some very traumatic injuries due to my fall. With everything I had to deal with in getting better, James and his office really made working my case an easy and seamless process. It was reassuring to know they were always there when I needed them.
Over the last several years from 2015 to 2021, Jim Holliday and Ted Karatinos have successfully litigated several auto lawsuits for my wife and myself.