There are many factors involved with determining how to calculate your ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience settlement in Virginia. While it might be simple to calculate medical costs and other incurred accident expenses, establishing a financial amount that correlates to ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience can be more complex.
How We Can Assist You With Calculating Your ‘Pain and Suffering and Inconvenience
Our attorneys will need information about your personal injury case. A free consultation gives us the opportunity to gather needed information about the specific details of your case. This is also a great time for you to ask our attorneys any questions you might have about the legal process.
In order to seek compensation for ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience in the state of Virginia, we will first have to establish fault. Once we prove that another party was at fault, we will then seek monetary damages for things like medical bills, time off work, and any other costs from the accident.
In addition to establishing fault, we must also be able to defend against a claim of contributory negligence (add link?) on your end (or, in other words, a claim that you were partially at fault for the accident). The complex ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience laws of Virginia can be confusing and working with a personal injury attorney can help you navigate the law.
Calculate an Amount That Directly Correlates With Your ‘Pain and Suffering’ and Inconvenience
‘Pain and Suffering’ and inconvenience is a non-economic cost. Our attorneys can assist you in how to calculate your ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience settlement in Virginia. We have a few methods available for calculating a fair compensatory amount to cover ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Where ‘Pain and Suffering’ and Inconvenience is Present
‘Pain and suffering’ and inconvenience are present in all personal injury cases, such as the following:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Dog bites
- Spinal injuries
- Product liability cases
- Slip and fall cases
- Child injury cases
- Wrongful death
Who Do I Seek Compensation From in a ‘Pain and Suffering’ and Inconvenience Case?
You may be eligible for ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience compensation if another party was 100% at fault. You ordinarily have two options available when seeking compensation for ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience. If you were involved in an auto accident, you typically can seek compensation from your insurance provider under certain conditions (called Uninsured (“UM”) or Underinsured Motorists Coverage (“UIM”)) or the at-fault party’s insurance provider.
What Is Included in a ‘Pain and Suffering’ and Inconvenience Claim?
We will consider many factors when calculating your ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience amount including:
- Daily inconveniences due to injuries sustained
- The impact on your day to day life
- Damaged personal relationships due to the injury
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental changes including depression and anxiety
- Effects of disfigurement
- Chronic physical pain
- The seriousness of injuries sustained
While it can be difficult to collect evidence of these sources of ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience, you can provide physical documentation of medical records. Medical records can indicate the seriousness of an injury and assumptions can be made as to the impact it will have on everyday life.
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How Long Do I have to File a ‘Pain and Suffering’ and Inconvenience Claim?
Virginia allows you to sue for ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience up to two years following an accident. Injuries sustained to an infant, however, are the exception to this rule and the law allows a much greater time for pursuit of these claims.
Is There a Limit on ‘Pain and Suffering’ and Inconvenience Compensation?
The maximum amount available for ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience claims is not limited by the law in most cases; however, there are some limitations for claims against medical providers and governmental bodies. For example, there is also a $100,000 limit on claims against most government entities. Additionally, ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience cannot be claimed in workers’ compensation cases.
Why You Should Work With a Personal Injury Attorney
Because the compensation process for ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience in Virginia can be confusing and complex, it can be beneficial to work with a personal injury attorney. We will work until we get you a fair amount that covers your ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience.