Can You Pursue Financial Recovery for Pain and Suffering in Boston?

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If you have suffered an injury as a result of another person’s negligence, you can pursue financial recovery. A lot of kinds of accidents can lead to personal injuries including slips and falls, car accidents, truck accidents, and others. Reasonable compensation covers your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost income.  You should get legal advice to ensure you obtain maximum compensation for your injury and losses. 

But before you can initiate an injury claim, you must determine first who is to blame for the accident. Once legal liability is determined, you must give evidence of your damages to claim compensation. Most types of damages have a dollar value, making them easy to calculate. These include medical bills, lost income, and property damage. However, other damages like pain and suffering are not easy to quantify. Some factors that must be considered when calculating these damages.

Understanding Pain and Suffering Damages

These damages include physical and mental anguish that resulted from an injury. Also, they are non-economic damages you can be awarded through a settlement or verdict. You can pursue these damages if you sustained damage to your body including a fractured skull or broken limbs.  Also, it can include subtle physical challenges like recurring discomfort and headaches. Mental suffering associated with an injury can also fall under pain and suffering. 

Pain and suffering damages exist to compensate you as you endure hardships as a result of your injuries. Other types of non-economic or general damages can be lifelong. This is possible when you cannot perform the activities you used to do because of your injury.  By speaking with an experienced injury attorney, you can get help in calculating the value of your injury’s negative effects. 

Proving Pain and Suffering

You must be able to present evidence that you suffered an injury because of an accident. Also, you must prove the nature and extent of your injury. The more pieces of evidence you can provide the higher your financial recovery will be from pain and suffering. 

To prove pain and suffering damages, you usually need documentation that details a professional’s opinion regarding the kind of personal injury you sustained. Also, you may need to give documentation of both your current and previous medical prescriptions as well as written testimony that discusses how your pain and suffering affect you. The testimony of your family members, friends, and other people who can speak honestly about the effect of your pain and suffering may also help with your injury claim. 

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