How to Claim Pain and Suffering from an Auto Accident
When you’ve been injured, you could be suffering from far more than your injuries alone. Many people walk away from car crashes with emotional and mental trauma that can affect their lives just as much as their physical injuries.
When this happens, you need to know how to claim pain and suffering from an auto accident. That way, your lawsuit can provide the full compensation you deserve. While your financial damages will cover your expenses and car repairs, you also deserve compensation for your suffering.
At Craig Swapp & Associates, we believe our clients deserve full compensation for all of their damages. The value of these damages can be difficult to calculate, but we can help. If you’re having trouble calculating intangible damages like pain and suffering, speak to our attorneys today.
Consider the Mental Effects of the Accident
In many cases, those of us who have been in an auto accident will suffer from far more than the initial injuries. The mental trauma of a major crash can be devastating, and you should be compensated for that suffering.
For example, let’s say you were seriously injured in a car accident, and the accident was especially traumatic. You’ve suffered from the pain of the accident, but now you’re also struggling with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as flashbacks, trouble sleeping, and anxiety.
These symptoms can all affect your daily life. While your medical expenses may cover your PTSD treatment, you also deserve compensation for the effect your condition will have on your life going forward.
Review the Impact of Your Injuries
Your injuries may contribute to your pain and suffering, as well. For example, let’s say that, in your auto accident, you suffered a spinal cord injury and became paralyzed. Your medical expenses should be covered, but your suffering will go deeper than your bank account.
While you could be compensated for any pain you feel, you should also be compensated by how these injuries affect you otherwise, too. A spinal cord injury is a life-changing event, and that can affect your mental state.
Many people suffering from these kinds of injuries also suffer from mental anguish and a loss of enjoyment of life. You might have lost some or all your mobility and independence, and that may help prove that you deserve compensation for your pain and suffering.
While preparing your car accident claim, keep track of the mental and emotional effects your injuries have on you. This information can help your lawyer prove that you deserve maximum compensation.
Get in Touch with Our Firm
Many people don’t think about how to claim pain and suffering from an auto accident. You’ve just been badly injured, and you’re probably thinking about how you’ll pay your medical bills and your car repairs—not about what you could receive for your non-economic damages.
Fortunately, the team at Craig Swapp & Associates can help you get full compensation those damages. While non-financial damages can be hard to calculate, our lawyers can make sure you recover the full compensation you deserve after your accident. For more information on how we can help, contact us at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the form below.