Whether you were a passenger, driver, or even pedestrian who’s been involved in a car accident and left with ongoing pain and suffering, you’re entitled to compensation. As every accident is unique, your pain and suffering should be treated uniquely too. If you’ve found yourself living with pain and ongoing suffering after an accident, we’d always recommend speaking to a medical professional as well as an experienced attorney who can help build a case for you.
Our blog explores what pain and suffering settlements are, how pain and suffering are calculated in an accident claim, and what to expect when you’re filing a pain and suffering case.
The top injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have more than 15 years of experience in helping clients who experience pain and suffering after an auto accident. Our offices are conveniently located in nearby Chandler, Peoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in person or over the phone or video call. You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.
By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people.
A pain and suffering settlement is a type of settlement made after an accident has happened that caused significant injury. Usually, the pain and suffering settlement will be made as a demand, requesting that the pain and suffering caused as a direct result of someone’s actions are compensated. The amount that is awarded will depend on a few factors such as; the cost of medical bills, the extent of injury caused, and the medical notes the doctor shares about the ongoing suffering that happened as a direct result.
As with all accident cases, the settlement amount will differ depending on the type of insurance cover that’s available, the injuries sustained as well as the medical bills you’ve already paid for and will continue to pay. The average payout for a pain and suffering accident claim is up to $15,000 in the US, with most pain and suffering settlement involving small or more minor injuries.
Whilst your attorney will be able to explain in more detail the process in which your settlement will be reached, the ‘common’ approach by accident attorneys is to calculate the number of days it’s taken you to recover or continue to receive multiplied by the daily allowance or maximum amount an insurance company will award every. For example, if your insurer awards up to $100 a day and it’s taken you 56 days to recover, the final sum calculated will be 100 x 56 which is $56,00.
This is a very basic example of how settlement is calculated and doctors may not have signed you off yet, in which case they would then factor in future calculations for your ongoing pain and suffering.
Calculating a pain and suffering settlement in a personal injury case is an intricate task, largely dependent on the unique circumstances of each case. Your attorney, with their expertise, will guide you in determining a settlement amount that reflects the degree to which the incident has disrupted your life and caused ongoing distress. Since there’s no fixed minimum or maximum sum for a pain and suffering settlement, it becomes particularly challenging to quantify. It’s therefore crucial to entrust this task to an experienced accident attorney who can adeptly navigate this complexity before filing a claim with the insurance company.
At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their pain and suffering. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located in your area.
If you need medical treatment after a car accident contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.