Calculating Pain and Suffering Damages
If you have been injured in an auto accident, slip and fall or other form of negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Personal injury losses such as medical costs and lost wages are usually fairly simple to calculate with exact documented amounts. Those are more frequently referred to as economic damages.
However, other forms of damages known as non-economic damages are more subjective. This includes pain and suffering and emotional distress. Calculating personal damages for pain and suffering can become tricky, which is why an attorney’s advice is always recommended when dealing with personal injury and its resulting damages.
Importance Of Compensation
Pursuing fair compensation for your damages of emotional distress and pain and suffering is something many people overlook based on their reluctance to become involved with the legal system. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney is trained to gather the information required to not only pursue your claim vigorously but maximize your recovery. They can elicit testimony from you and others to demonstrate how the accident has impacted your life and any possible future implications, which increase the chances of being awarded more for pain and suffering damages.
Pain & Suffering Calculation
As noted, because pain and suffering is considered non-economic damage, it is not easily quantified. While many attorneys consider this a problem, we at Dubo Law see it as an opportunity to be creative to increase the value of your case. We ensure that we obtain any and all pertinent information to determine if and how your life was affected. And we also understand the importance of being specific as opposed to generic.
For example, many people lose sleep as a result of injuries sustained in an accident. While it is certainly significant, it is so common, it rarely “moves the needle” with judges and juries. Rather, we look for much more specific and personal narratives that stand out and are more likely to resonate with the fact finder at trial. It is this attention to detail that could make the difference between a good recovery and a GREAT recovery.
This creativity is especially important because the insurance companies use a formula to calculate pain and suffering relative to the amount of the medical bills and lost wages. Their standardized approach works for them, but more often than not does not work for the injured party because no computer formula or algorithm can factor in something as subjective as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Keeping Insurance Companies Honest
Let’s face it – insurance companies are going to do whatever they can to undermine and diminish the value of your case. Having a top rated personal injury attorney helps keep them honest because we don’t fall for their tricks, nor do we accept their formulas and “one size fits all” approach. And they also know that if they do not offer fair value for our clients’ cases, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit and go to Court. That zealous and aggressive advocacy for our clients is important because it ultimately results in better results in the short, medium and long term.
Contact Us Today
If you have been injured in a car accident, slip and fall or have any other personal injury claim, Dubo Law LLC will help you receive the compensation for your physical injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering that you deserve. Call us today at (443) 275-6345 so that our experienced team can get work to ensure that you are fairly compensated.