When you’ve been hurt in an auto accident, the injuries you sustain won’t always be visible. Many victims experience soft tissue damage, which can leave them with an intense pain that lingers. The time it takes to heal from a…(0) Comments READ MORE
In most cases, a personal injury lawsuit will seek compensation for the plaintiff’s pain and suffering. These damages are awarded at the discretion of the jury in a case that goes to trial, or they can be negotiated with the insurance company as part of a settlement. Each case is different, and the amount of compensation will vary depending on many factors.
When Geoff McDonald & Associates assists you and your family, you can be assured that we will pursue every opportunity for obtaining compensation for you, including damages for pain and suffering.
To learn more, please contact us today by phone or through our online form. We serve clients in Richmond and across Virginia. Our initial consultations are always free.
Pain and suffering are individual experiences that cannot be precisely measured. The amount of compensation a personal injury victim deserves for his or her pain and suffering generally must be inferred from the nature of the plaintiff’s injury.
An extensive injury, permanent disability, lengthy recovery, scarring and disfigurement are all factors that can weigh in favor of pain and suffering damages. A pain and suffering award may reflect past and future suffering.
It is the job of a personal injury attorney to persuade a jury or an insurance company of a client’s pain and suffering. This is typically done by presenting evidence that reflects medical details of the client’s injury and the treatment required, including:
Evidence to support a pain-and-suffering claim may include:
The jury hearing a personal injury claim has the task of finding a dollar amount that reflects a plaintiff’s pain and suffering. In many cases, a jury will determine a pain-and-suffering award by doubling or tripling the amount awarded for economic losses such as medical expenses, property damage and lost wages.
The attorneys and investigators at Geoff McDonald & Associates have been helping injured clients and their families in Richmond and throughout Virginia for more than 20 years. We understand the pain and suffering that accident and injury victims suffer, and we know how to effectively communicate the full extent of our clients’ pain and suffering when we present cases to juries and insurance companies.
We offer all clients our No Fee Guarantee.® You will not pay us unless we collect compensation for you. To learn more, contact us today and arrange for a free consultation about your case.