Calculating the true cost of pain and suffering isn’t an easy equation. While we know the price of treating a broken leg, attaching a dollar amount to the discomfort and mental anguish experienced during recovery is far from an exact science. In this article, we explore how, as part of a motorcycle accident settlement, pain and suffering is defined and calculated when seeking compensation.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s in your best interest to seek skilled legal representation. Personal injury lawyer Brad Tabakin has secured multiple six- and seven-figure settlements and verdicts for his clients. Call 877-333-0300 today to find out how he can assist in your motorcycle accident case.
What Is Pain and Suffering?
The true costs of an injury go far beyond medical treatments and prescription drugs. Often, the pain experienced by crash victims can impact every aspect of their lives, causing intense discomfort and agony that inhibits their ability to return to a normal routine. This is what is referred to as pain and suffering in a motorcycle accident lawsuit.
Pain and suffering can be divided into two distinct categories: Physical and mental. Physical pain and suffering is the pain experienced as a direct result of certain injuries. For example, if you suffered whiplash in an accident, any resulting discomfort you experience could be considered as pain and suffering. Mental pain and suffering includes any mental anguish or distress experienced as a result of injuries sustained in accident, such as depression, PTSD, insomnia, and mood swings.
When Can I Claim for Pain and Suffering?
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident and all signs point to the other driver being at-fault, you should almost always claim for pain and suffering. Both insurers and the country’s court system recognize that pain and suffering can have a serious impact on a crash victim’s life. The amount you deserve will depend on a variety of factors such as:
- The extent of your injuries
- Whether your injuries impact your ability to work, enjoy hobbies, play sports, be a parent, etc.
- Whether you require medication to manage your pain
- The amount of pain typically associated with these types of injuries
- How long it’s expected to take for you to recover from your injuries
Discuss Your Case With a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, personal injury lawyer Brad Tabakin will evaluate your case and determine whether you’re entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. Contact us today at 877-333-0300 to get started and visit our Facebook group to keep up with the Bikers Have Rights community.