After a catastrophic accident, you could sustain a variety of wounds. There will be some evident physical injuries, including fractured bones or lacerations. Other injuries that don’t manifest physically, such mental and emotional distress, can be subtler and more challenging to establish in a personal injury lawsuit.
This does not negate the fact that you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and the harm they have done to your quality of life and capacity to find work. Fortunately, a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer like Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn can assist you in demonstrating any type of harm, including pain and suffering, and obtaining the just compensation.
What is Pain and Suffering?
Physical discomfort from your injuries as well as emotional sorrow are both considered to be part of pain and suffering. In other words, you are entitled to compensation for both the time you spent dealing with the discomfort and for any side effects it had, such as:
- Lost income
- Loss of group support
- The inability to enjoy life
- Psychological, emotional, and cognitive changes following brain damage
Sufficient Proof of Pain and Suffering
Evidence in a personal injury case might be of many various kinds. You first have proof that there are outward signs of harm. For example, x-rays of shattered bones or pictures of bruises and abrasions as they mend could be used as sources.
The proof for physical discomfort resulting from invisible injuries is the next item. This can involve a variety of soft tissue injuries, such as tendons, ligaments, and muscle injury. Because these wounds are not visible on x-rays, you will have to provide medical records to support your claim that they were caused by your accident.
Additionally, you will be required to present proof proving how long it will take you to recuperate from your injuries. Injury types that take a long time to heal are thought to be more deserving of higher pain and suffering damages than those that heal more rapidly.
Why Keeping A Personal Injury Journal Is Important
Your finest source of proof for the psychological and emotional effects of pain and suffering as well as for increasing compensation for physical pain is a personal injury diary. You should list all of the ways your injury has changed your life in your diary.
Your personal injury lawyer wants to know about any aspects of your life that have been negatively impacted by the accident, so be sure to include descriptions of your pain, your medications, your medical treatments, your emotional and mental state, and even your sexual life.
Interested in the potential value of your case? Get a free case evaluation from personal injury lawyer Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn by contacting us at (310) 209-1600.