In a bodily injury settlement, pain and suffering or “general damages” is a negotiated amount of money to cover the person’s inconvenience, pain, suffering, permanent disability, disfigurement, loss of earning capacity, and future medical expenses. This amount is over and above the claimant’s incurred medical expenses and wage loss, which are called “special damages”.
The settlement is a combination of general damages and special damages and is intended to compensate the claimant to “make him whole”. One cannot literally return a person to how he or she was prior to the accident, so a monetary settlement is awarded to compensate for the loss of quality of life endured.
While pain and suffering has a lot to do with dollars and cents, it’s not just about dollars and cents at the Pisanchyn Law Firm, we care for you the person while also representing you the client. Our staff, lawyers, paralegals, and other professionals, are specially trained to guide you and help you through each step of your injury case.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to the negligence of another please, call our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation and no win no fee representation.
We do not want to be your attorney only for this case; we want to be your attorney for the rest of your life. Should you honor us by trusting our team of personal injury lawyers to represent you or a loved one’s interest, we will do our very best to never let you down.