If you have been injured in a car accident, due to someone else’s negligence there is a good chance you will go forward with making a claim for compensation based off of the damages you have endured in your specific situation. Whenever someone thinks of damages following a car accident, they are most likely going to first consider the costs of the repairs for their affected vehicle. Then, they will probably take into consideration the total cost of any medical treatment they receive for injuries associated with the incident. Those who are more savvy when it comes to insurance claims may even consider keeping track of the amount of money they lose, due to not being able to work after an accident. However, these are not the only factors that go into determining how much money you should be paid following a car accident.
This is because not all damages come from tangible sources that you can look to receipts for a dollar value, like you can for medical bills. The legal term to define the physical and emotional stress that can come following an injury or the trauma of being in an accident.
Some of the damages that fall under the umbrella of, “pain and suffering,” are:
Emotional Trauma: Some people are deeply affected after the trauma of being involved in an accident. If you have been affected with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that impacts your daily life, this can be used in your case to get compensation.
Physical Trauma: If you lose the ability to perform normal tasks, suffer scarring, or loss of motor functions or limbs, this can be used to strengthen your claim for pain and suffering. Yes, medical treatment for the initial problems will be included, but long term treatment or trauma can also be used to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Relationships: If you no longer have the ability to play the role you once did in your family, this counts as pain and suffering. This can mean you are no longer able to provide the care to your children you once did. It can also mean, no longer able to engage sexually with your partner. There is a vast range of ways this can be argued for your case.
Houston Pain and Suffering Attorney
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