Compensation for Pain and Suffering in Personal Injury Cases
by Shulman Hill
Whether you have been injured on a construction site, in a car accident, or during a slip and fall, physical injuries are likely not the only harm you suffered. For many accident victims, physical injuries and the financial losses from those injuries are only the start of their concerns. The intangible effects of the injury, such as their pain and suffering, are often what keep them up at night.
Accident victims may be entitled to financial compensation for pain and suffering through a personal injury claim. Call the personal injury lawyers at Shulman & Hill to set up a free case review.
What Is Compensation for Pain and Suffering?
In a personal injury claim, there are many different types of damages. Damages are the adverse consequences an individual suffers because of their injury. For example, somebody who sustained a broken leg during a car crash may incur medical bills, lost wages from being unable to work, and other financial losses. However, these financial losses are not the only types of losses that an injured person suffers.
Non-financial losses may also be included as damages in a personal injury claim. The pain and suffering an injured person experiences may also be compensable. Of course, somebody’s physical pain and mental suffering cannot be represented by a bill. However, this loss is just as important as any other type of loss during a personal injury claim. Therefore, an injured person may request compensation for this intangible damage during their personal injury claim.
How Much Financial Compensation Is Available for Pain and Suffering?
Every personal injury claim is different. The amount of compensation available to an injured person differs from case to case. Factors including the severity of the incident and resulting injuries, the length of time it will take to recover from the injuries, and the impact the injuries have in a person’s life all influence the amount of compensation they may be entitled to.
Pain and suffering damages are often part of a greater negotiation process between the injured party’s attorney and the defendant in the personal injury case. At Shulman & Hill, our personal injury attorneys seek to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for your financial and non-financial damages. This includes seeking maximum compensation for pain and suffering.
How the Personal Injury Lawyers at Shulman & Hill Can Help
If you or a family member were hurt in a motor vehicle accident, construction accident, premises liability accident, or another type of incident, you may be entitled to compensation for financial and non-financial damages.
At Shulman & Hill, our lawyers understand how important it is to pursue the most compensation possible. We are committed to protecting the rights of injured people and advocating fiercely on their behalf. When you work with Shulman & Hill, you know that you have an advocate on your side who will walk you through the personal injury claim process from beginning to end.
Reasons to Choose Our Personal Injury Team When Pursuing Compensation for Pain and Suffering
Our personal injury lawyers can help you pursue compensation for your losses, including financial and non-financial losses. This includes compensation for past pain and suffering as well as future pain and suffering you will experience because of your injuries.
Our Case Results Demonstrate Our Past Successes
While past settlements and verdicts do not guarantee a particular case outcome for you, it is important to note our team’s past successes. Our lawyers have secured multiple 6- and 7-figure payouts for injured clients, including:
A $1,500,000 settlement for a bus driver who was injured in a rear-end collision
A $2,000,000 settlement for an individual injured after falling off a defective ladder
A $1,600,000 settlement for an individual who sustained shoulder and knee injuries in a slip-and-fall accident
Call Shulman & Hill for Help Pursuing Compensation for Pain and Suffering
If you or someone close to you suffered an injury because of another party’s recklessness or carelessness, we can help you pursue financial compensation for your damages, including pain and suffering. Per CPLR § 214, there is a three-year statute of limitations for most New York personal injury cases, so it is important to get started quickly. Call Shulman & Hill at 866.880.0645 for a free case consultation.
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