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How are Pain and Suffering Damages Different From Medical Bills?

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If you have been injured in an accident, you most likely are hearing a great deal about damages related to pain and suffering and medical bills. Pain and suffering damages are grouped under non-economic damages and are meant to reimburse the injury victim for the physical pain they experienced due to their injuries. Conversely, damages awarded for medical bills and other related expenses are intended to compensate the accident victim for the out-of-pocket expenses they have had to pay or may have to spend in the future due to being injured.

If you want more information about what types of damages you could recover after being involved in an accident, contact our law firm, and ask to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

How Does a Jury Decide How Much to Award For Pain and Suffering?

Juries will examine the unique facts and circumstances surrounding each case to determine how much financial compensation they will award in pain and suffering damages. The jury may also factor in the pain and suffering damages that include the physical pain you may suffer in the future. Physical issues related to mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and PTSD can also fall under pain and suffering.

Are Medical Bills Automatically Reimbursed in Compensation Claims?

If you have been injured in an accident, you must keep track of all of your receipts and other expenses related to your medical care. They will prove to be invaluable when it comes time to obtain a settlement. In addition to asking for financial compensation for your past medical expenses, your personal injury attorney will most likely request that your future medical bills be accounted for. Often an expert witness may have to testify as to what your future medical needs may be and give an estimate of your future costs. The jury will then determine a settlement amount based on the testimony given.

Does My Personal Injury Case Have to Go to Court?

Many individuals are unaware that a large percentage of personal injury cases are settled out of court. In most cases, the plaintiff’s attorney will negotiate with the insurance company to reach a settlement that is in the best interest of the injury victim. However, if the insurance company is unwilling to pay what the personal injury claim is worth, it may be necessary to take your case to court.

How Can Your Law Firm Help Me Recover Full and Fair Compensation?

Our law firm’s attorneys are skilled negotiators and will not be intimidated by insurance companies. We are familiar with the deceitful tactics that insurers often use to try and undervalue a claim or assign a degree of fault to the injury victim. Our main objective is to ensure that our clients recover the maximum compensation appropriate for their injuries.

Contact our law firm by calling 772-773-6697 to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified personal injury attorneys.

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