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What Is Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?


If you hire a personal injury lawyer in Annapolis , one of the type of damages they may pursue on your behalf is pain and suffering. Because pain and suffering is subjective, the way it is handled in cases varies dramatically. This video explains more.

Pain and suffering refers to physical or emotional trauma caused by negligence. During a personal injury case, lawyers argue for compensation for actual damages—such as property loss after car crashes—as well as any suffering caused by the incident. Proving pain and suffering can be complex, so lawyers typically rely on personal statements as well as testimony from medical professionals that describe the nature of an injury or of emotional issues related to the injury for which they are providing treatment.