How Are Pain And Suffering Damages Calculated?

There is no exact standard for measuring pain and suffering damages. How are pain and suffering damages calculated? The only rule is that the amount should be fair and just in the light of the evidence. There simply is no exact standard for measuring non-economic damages. Therefore, it is up to the attorney to present evidence at trial of the pain and suffering damages in a way that the jury can understand and award compensation accordingly.

How Are Pain And Suffering Damages Calculated?2020-01-15T08:26:51-08:00

How Can I Prove Pain And Suffering?

It is important to support your claim of pain and suffering with documentary evidence. There is also a difference between pain and suffering, and both need to be supported with documentary evidence and testimony. The following types of documents support your pain and suffering claim: The written opinion of a mental health expert that provides testimony as to the injured victim’s state of mind; The written opinion of a medical expert that provides testimony as to the injured victim’s pain; The written opinion of a specialist in a particular field of medicine that provides testimony as to the intricacies [...]

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What Methods Are Used To Calculate Pain And Suffering?

Most insurance companies and attorneys like to rely on a reasonable formula to determine the case value and calculate pain and suffering. Multiplier One such method is known as the multiplier method: This is involves the sum of the past and future medical bills multiplied by a reasonable multiplier usually 3 plus the sum of the special damages. (Medical bills, both past, and future) x (multiplier) + (Total of Economic Damages, like medical bills, property damage, lost wages, etc.) = Reasonable Value of Case The more severe the injury, the higher the multiplier with 5 being the highest. Essentially, [...]

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What Is Pain And Suffering?

Pain and suffering is the physical and mental anguish caused by an injury, including physical damage to the body like a fractured skull; discomfort caused by more subtle sources, like aches; temporary or permanent restrictions on activity; the shortening of your or a loved one’s life; mental anguish like depression; embarrassment like that from burning or scarring; or anything else caused by the accident that is not a welcomed repercussion. Pain and suffering is a category of damages (the amount of money which a plaintiff may be awarded in a lawsuit.) known as “general damages.” These general damages are [...]

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