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Pain and Suffering Damages After a Car Accident


When a person is injured they can often get compensation after an accident in Florida from those who are accountable for their wounds. To claim compensation due to pain and suffering after a car mishap in Florida, the victims of the accident have to prove their injuries as well as the pain and suffering.

Pain and suffering is very difficult to demonstrate, and considerably harder to measure. It is hard to measure a person’s pain; however, a doctor may recognize symptoms of pain such as decreased range of movement in a joint or feeling pain upon touching. However, those are only indicators of an injury.

Regardless of whether the presence of pain is questioned or not, it is significantly harder to decide the seriousness of the pain. Each individual is unique and every one of us has a different level of pain. A degree of torment may cause an individual to wake up in the night and seek emergency treatment but may cause someone else to simply take over the counter pain medications.

Pain and Suffering 

According to Florida laws there are two kinds of pain and suffering. The first one is physical suffering, and the second one is mental suffering that goes with physical damage.

There are numerous kinds of wounds. For instance, we know that an injured bone requires treatment, perhaps even operation or surgery. The broken bone will need healing time and bed rest. If your injury is very serious then the doctor will insert screws and pins in the bone to help healing. We also know that some injuries and their recovery result in a lot of mental and physical suffering.

The question becomes very complex if the injury is less clear. For instance, injuries of soft tissues are often the result of car accidents. These injuries have many forms and are not always extremely clear to everyone. These wounds indicate that something hard has crashed onto the muscle or skin and caused injury to the tissues inside, which means they are not always visible on the outside. Some of these injuries to muscles and tissues don’t even appear on x-rays.

Non-Economic and Economic Compensation 

There are two kinds of compensation after an accident. The first one is economic compensation which refers to all expenses that are caused by the accident, including lost wages, medical expenses, and loss of future benefits and income. Non-economic compensation includes the loss of time, emotional discomfort, pain and suffering, and the loss of happiness regarding life.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today 

Florida’s law enables you to get compensation for your injuries and damages including pain and suffering, but you will need an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you. The West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys at Pike & Lustig, LLP can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve. If medical proof demonstrates that you have a permanent injury that meets Florida’s injury threshold, we will assist you with proving the degree of this damage. We work with specialists of numerous types, including accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, and more. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.




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