Pain and suffering are types of damages that can be awarded in a personal injury case, along with other types of damages. The main difference between pain and suffering and other damages is the type of harm they compensate for.
Pain and suffering refer to the physical and emotional pain and distress that a victim experiences as a result of an injury. This can include the pain of the injury itself, as well as the suffering and emotional distress that can come with recovery, such as depression, anxiety, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Other types of damages, on the other hand, are designed to compensate a victim for specific losses or expenses related to the injury. For example, economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage, are designed to compensate a victim for actual financial losses they incurred as a result of the injury. Non-economic damages, such as loss of companionship, loss of consortium, and disfigurement, are designed to compensate a victim for intangible losses that cannot be easily quantified.
While pain and suffering are often more difficult to quantify than other types of damages, they can be a significant part of a personal injury claim. The amount of pain and suffering damages that can be awarded in a case will depend on a variety of factors, including the severity of the injury, the duration of the pain and suffering, and the impact the injury has had on the victim’s life.
It’s important to note that the laws and regulations surrounding damages, including pain and suffering, can vary by jurisdiction. If you’re considering pursuing a personal injury claim, it’s important to consult with an experienced attorney in your area to better understand your legal options and the potential damages you may be able to recover.
The Pisanchyn Law Firm wants to help you gain some peace of mind after this devastating event. We will stop at nothing to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Call our catastrophic injury attorneys now at 1-800-444-5309. We have offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Scranton and will travel to you.