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What is a Pain and Suffering Settlement?

If you’ve been injured due to another person’s negligence because of a car accident, slip-and-fall, or any sort of personal injury, you can typically seek compensation from the at-fault party’s clermont personal injury lawyerinsurance company through a third-party claim.

To successfully claim compensation for pain and suffering, you will first need to prove that the other party is at-fault. From there, you will need to prove your financial losses due to their negligence.

In Florida, law allows an injured party to compensate them for both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are easily calculable – things like medical bills and lost wages. Noneconomic damages are more difficult to prove, and are called “pain and suffering” damages. These damages can include any resulting pain and suffering disability or physical impairment, disfigurement, mental anguish, and even inconvenience due to injury.

Because there is no exact standard for measuring pain and suffering damage, it is crucial that the evidence of such noneconomic damages be presented to the jury in a way that they are able to understand and award compensation accordingly. This is why it is so important to have a team of professionals representing you in court.

Insurance companies will consider the following when calculating pain and suffering compensation:

  • The severity of the injuries sustained
  • The level of pain and discomfort associated with the type of injuries sustained
  • How the injuries impacted the affected party’s life, job, or relationships
  • The amount of medical care required
  • Length of time for recovery

Let the team at the BCN Law Firm in Clermont help you maximize your compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced as a result of a personal injury. Call us today at (352)-394-2103 to schedule a consultation from one of our experienced attorneys.