During a personal injury claim, certain types of damages are relatively easy to calculate, like your medical expenses and lost wages. You can review your medical bills and your recent pay stubs to quickly determine how much compensation you deserve for these financial injuries. However, you are entitled to a number of other types of damages during a personal injury claim, including pain and suffering.
These are much harder to calculate.
Alabama does not have one set rule on how to determine pain and suffering. Instead, your best solution is to work with an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer from Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. who understands the various potential calculation methods and how to review what is appropriate for your specific circumstances.
Contact us today at (205) 933-1500 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about personal injury damages.
Pain and suffering is an umbrella term that includes a number of unique injuries, including temporary or permanent:
One of the first steps of calculating pain and suffering is to fully document what you are physically and emotionally experiencing. Keeping a daily diary and working with an experienced attorney can be helpful. Without skilled legal advice, you may not include every relevant aspect of your pain and suffering into your calculations. This could lead to you to accepting a settlement offer that is far lower than what you deserve under the law.
There are multiple ways attorneys, insurance companies, and courts use to calculate pain and suffering.
If you were injured in an accident, call our experienced Alabama personal injury lawyers at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. right away. After getting hurt, you benefit from having a knowledgeable and skilled attorney by your side. We will thoroughly investigate what happened and work with your medical team and expert witnesses to gauge your physical, emotional, and financial damages. With a full understanding of your injuries and what you are going through, we will move forward with insurance settlement negotiations or a personal injury lawsuit. We will continuously strive to obtain the maximum amount of financial recovery possible in your situation.
Contact us online or call (205) 933-1500 today to schedule your free consultation. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or negligence in Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville, or Montgomery, call our law firm. We are here to help you.