You can’t submit a bill and ask the insurance company for reimbursement. Your pain and suffering are not economic damages. Yet it is possible to put a dollar figure on them and to demand fair and just compensation in an auto accident settlement or in court.
How to Value Pain and Suffering After a Car Crash
As with any type of damage suffered in a car accident, the insurance company is going to want to pay you as little as possible for your recovery. That is how the insurance company maximizes its profits, but it could have a devastating impact on your recovery unless you advocate for the damages that you deserve.
Your fight for fair damages will begin with proving the extent of your pain and suffering. You will need to prove the value of your pain and suffering, which could include things like:
- Physical pain.
- Missing out on fun events or special family events.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
These things are unique and depend on your specific physical injuries, your emotional reaction to those injuries, and the regular activities of your life. Your doctors, your counselors, your relatives and others can help the insurance company or court understand just how bad your pain is and the extent of your suffering, and your lawyer can advocate for your full and fair recovery of these important non-economic damages.
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