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Pain and Suffering: How to Compute a Value for Pain and Suffering?
Pain and suffering is a term you have probably heard associated with personal injury claims. This is often the term you hear associated with the high dollar figures that the media puts in their headlines. Pain and suffering does not have a set equation and is an imprecise calculation. The amount a jury or judge may award for pain and suffering is going to be entirely dependent on the facts of the particular case. The purpose of these payments/awards are to help put the injured party back to where they were and get their life back on track.
Pain and suffering will generally be based on the testimony of the victim and doctors in any particular case. More broadly speaking, these damages are to help compensate the victim for the actual physical pain and discomfort. This can also include any permanent disability resulting from the accident, any shortened life expectancy, physical limitations, loss of function, as well as mental anguish.
It is important to have evidence which accurately reflects the type of injuries sustained, the severity of the pain, how long the pain lasted, the way this pain affected someone’s daily routine and enjoyment of life. Some of the best evidence is covered in our other blog posts.
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