When you are injured in a personal injury accident such as a car crash, slip and fall, construction site accident, bicycle crash, or pedestrian accident, you suffer financial, physical, and emotional damages. Your financial damages are easily calculated by using the sum of all of your out-of-pocket expenses including, but not limited to, medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. However, you are also entitled to receive compensation for your physical pain and emotional suffering. These damages are more difficult to calculate and prove.
Find A Local Fresno Injury Attorney
Because your physical pain and emotional suffering damages can account for a substantial amount of your total settlement, you need and you want an experienced Fresno personal injury attorney to represent you. Our local attorneys understand what is required to calculate and prove your physical pain and emotional suffering damages. We understand you have suffered physical and emotional trauma and we want to ensure you receive compensation for these damages in addition to your out-of-pocket damages.
Medical Records and Other Evidence Used to Prove Physical Pain and Emotional Suffering
We will use your medical records, photographs of your injuries, photographs from the accident scene, eyewitness testimony, and expert testimony to prove your physical pain and emotional suffering. Each person experiences pain and suffering differently; therefore, it can be difficult to prove these damages. We use the physical evidence from your accident to prove the severity of your injuries. In many cases, we also want you to keep a journal detailing your physical pain, stress, and anxiety and how your injuries have impacted your daily life by limiting your activities.
What’s The Formula For Calculating Pain & Suffering?
Unfortunately, the law does not provide a formula to calculate physical pain and suffering. Previous personal injury cases can provide precedent for seeking pain and suffering compensation but each case and each person is different. This is why hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is crucial. An attorney understands how to take physical evidence and turn it into a strong argument to substantiate a claim for physical pain and emotional suffering. A large part of proving your damages is convincing an insurance adjuster or a jury that you have suffered great harm from the accident.
Experience is often the best way for an attorney to learn legal techniques that accomplish this goal. When you are trying to settle a personal injury claim, you want an experienced attorney at your side who knows how to maximize the compensation you receive from the at-fault party.
Call For A Free Accident Consultation with a Fresno Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in a personal injury accident in Fresno, CA or the surrounding Central California Valley, call Torem & Associates at 1-800-954-4444 to schedule a free legal consultation. You may also chat with a representative online or use our convenient online contact form to contact our office.
Our Fresno accident attorneys have extensive experience calculating and proving pain and suffering damages to ensure our clients receive the maximum amount of compensation available under California’s personal injury laws. Do not leave money on the table when settling a personal injury claim by failing to consult with an experienced accident injury attorney before accepting a settlement offer. We are here to protect your right to receive a fair amount for their damages.