If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you are likely to have rising medical bills and lack of income from being unemployed, either in the hospital or at home. All of this seems very unfair, especially if you were injured through no fault of your own.
When you file a personal injury lawsuit, you may know you can be compensated for medical bills and lost wages, but you may also be wondering, “How much can I get for pain and suffering?” In some cases, the amount you can get for pain and suffering will depend on the skills and experience of the attorney who is representing you. An aggressive, hardworking attorney who tirelessly seeks justice gives you the best chance for maximum payout. At Guajardo & Marks, we have successfully represented countless customers who have been accidentally dropped and injured in a car accident. We are motivated and meticulous in building strong personal injury claims on behalf of our customers. To learn more about how we can help, call us at 972-774-9800 for a free initial consultation.
How much do insurance companies pay for pain and suffering?
The payout in a personal injury claim is determined by many factors. Some of them are:
- Severity of injuries
- Number of medical bills
- Amount of lost wages and future income
- Loss of the consortium
- Loss of joie de vivre
- Pain and suffering
- Whether the defendant was grossly negligent
- Punitive damages.
Every accident claim is different and the amount of the payout depends on the facts. In general, the more severe the injury, the higher the compensatory damage. If the accident was solely the fault of the other party, this can also increase the payout.
In terms of pain and suffering, there is no set amount that you can get through a settlement agreement or a jury award. One thing is certain, however – insurance companies will try to get you to settle for as little money as possible. That’s why you need a tough and certified accident attorney in your corner.
This is especially true in car accidents. A skilled Texas personal injury attorney knows all of the state laws in force and the tricks insurance companies use to try to minimize their payouts. At Guajardo & Marks, we are not afraid to go to court and discuss your case in front of a judge and jury if insurance companies refuse to offer a fair and equitable settlement.
What is the value of pain and suffering?
There are different types of injuries that can cause pain and distress. Some of them are:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Accidental falls
- Accidents at work
- Motorcycle accidents.
If you’ve sustained a similar injury, the best way to go is to consult a skilled personal injury attorney for an estimate of the compensation for pain and suffering that you may be entitled to. A qualified lawyer can ask you a few questions, assess the nature of your accident, and give you an idea of whether and how much pain and suffering it may involve. Call us at 972-774-9800 for a quick and free assessment of your case.
What is the definition of pain and suffering?
Pain and suffering are the physical and mental stresses caused by an injury, including internal cracks, whiplash, broken bones, burns and cuts, as well as pain and temporary or permanent loss of use and mobility of limbs, as per the Law .com Legal Dictionary. Depression, hopelessness, emotional distress, and the embarrassment of scars and disability can also be implicated in pain and suffering. Similarly, the possible shortening of life and loss of zest for life can sometimes affect the calculation of pain and suffering. These are classified as “general damage” and are sometimes referred to as “compensatory” non-economic damage.
The dollar value of pain and suffering is subjective and varies from case to case. However, skilled attorneys who have represented hundreds of clients have insight into the value of your particular case.
Your personal answer to the question: How much can I get for pain and suffering?
While we cannot promise you an exact answer to your dollar question, we can promise you an informed and experienced assessment of the value of your claim based on the details of your accident. We can offer you the advantages of our decades of legal experience and the knowledge that we have gained through representing clients like you. We have 50 years of combined legal experience in Dallas, TX and we have a track record in complex personal injury cases. We reclaimed millions of dollars for customers.
We are a premier Dallas law firm and treat each client with respect, compassion and concern for their current and future well-being. We offer exceptional customer service and are always available to answer your questions.
Contact a veteran personal injury attorney in Dallas today
If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a car crash, accident, work accident, or other catastrophic accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation. When you are seriously injured, you may feel anxious and alone, but you don’t have to face the experience yourself. Guajardo & Marks attorneys have helped countless clients face the difficult consequences of serious injury and we will work tirelessly to negotiate a settlement agreement to get you the money you deserve. If insurance companies don’t negotiate in good faith, we don’t hesitate to go to court. Our primary concern is to satisfy our customers and we will not stop until we achieve that goal. To learn more about how we can help, call us at 972-774-9800 for a free initial consultation.