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Is Pain and Suffering Considered a Personal Injury?

A personal injury lawsuit is designed to compensate you after you’re hurt as a result of another’s negligence. Most of the expenses you are probably familiar with in personal injury law are compensatory damages.

Compensatory damages are designed to compensate you for the actual losses you incur as a result of the incident, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Repairing or replacing your damaged property
  • Expenses related to living with a disability
  • Travel expenses to and from medical appointments
  • Lost wages due to your injuries

However, there are other types of damages that are often available in personal injury cases as well, such as pain and suffering. Read on to learn more.

Non-Monetary Damages In a Personal Injury Case

While compensatory damages are available to help pay for the monetary losses you incur as a result of the injury-sustaining accident, non-monetary damages are designed to help provide justice for injured victims.

Non-monetary damages are more difficult to calculate than compensatory damages because they are not based on quantifiable losses. Instead, these damages are intended to provide a form of monetary justice for the victim.

Damages for non-monetary losses include:

  • Pain and suffering
    • These damages usually include compensation for actual physical pain, in addition to compensation for emotional distress. Emotional distress is the frustration, fear, anger, and loss of enjoyment of life connected to suffering from a debilitating condition.
  • Loss of consortium
    • These damages may be awarded to the personal injury victim and his or her family to compensate for the loss of the emotional and intangible elements of familial support, including for the loss of:
      • Affection
      • Solace
      • Comfort
      • Companionship
      • Society
      • Assistance
      • Sexual relations

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If you’ve been injured due to another’s recklessness, we want to see that you are paid the compensation you are owed for your losses. Don’t delay—reach out right away to learn how we can help.

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