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What Is Compensation For Pain And Suffering?


Hi, I’m John Ostroff. Thanks for visiting ostrofflaw.com. You’ve clicked on the question, “What is compensation for pain and suffering?” I’m gonna tell you what pain and suffering is and why you are entitled to compensation for it.

Pain and suffering is basically the injuries that you suffer as a result of the negligence of another person. It’s the physical pain, the limitations that you may have to live with or live through. In other words, you may have limitations for the rest of your life. If you’ve lost your leg in an accident, if you’ve suffered and required a surgery that’s not gonna make you whole again. You may have injury, pain and impairments that last far longer than your lawsuit. And all of that needs to be encompassed, so that you’re fairly compensated. It also includes your emotional injuries. The psychological suffering that you go through as a result of an accident.

Pain and suffering is one of three damages that you’re entitled to if you’ve been harmed by the negligence of another. If you look below on the screen you’ll see another question that I answer under damages. And in that answer I talk about the different damages that you can recover for in a personal injury claim. And pain and suffering is often the most viable damage, the most serious, and it’s the hardest one to live with because it’s your suffering, it’s about your pain, and physical injury and the things you can no longer do. I hope that answers your question. Thanks.

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