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How is Pain and Suffering Valued?

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After a crash, the pain and suffering you experience can be difficult to endure. In many cases, emotional damages can take much longer to heal from than physical pain. As such, in a fault-based state like California, you may be able to pursue compensation for mental trauma and emotional distress.

Pain and suffering fall under non-economic compensation, which allows claimants to recover compensation for the emotional trauma they endure. It’s vital to recognize how insurance adjusters value pain and suffering and how we can help build a case for these types of damages.

Injury’s Severity

The more severe your injuries, the more you may be able to recover. Pain and suffering account for how bad your injuries are because you have to endure ongoing physical problems. It’s vital to seek medical care after your accident to have a medical professional diagnose your injury.

A doctor can attest to how severe your injuries are, and you can use pain levels to describe how the injury impacts your life.

Decrease in Quality of Life

Emotional trauma is a serious problem after a car accident. You may experience trauma, triggers, fear, anxiety, and more. These feelings you have can impact if and how you do some of the things you once enjoyed. For instance, you may find yourself fearing getting in a vehicle.

If your accident leads to mental distress that lowers your quality of life, you may include this in your claim to pursue compensation.

Proving pain and suffering can seem difficult, so working with a lawyer is one of the most important things you can do. Having legal counsel protects your best interests throughout the entire process, allowing you to feel peace of mind every step of the way.

Our Sacramento car accident lawyers can help you understand your rights to non-economic compensation. Piering Law Firm puts people first, and we’re not afraid to take on large insurance companies when your rights matter most.

Call our firm today at (916) 476-2399 to discuss your potential case.

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