What should we ask for pain and suffering?

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What should we ask for pain and suffering?

Someone ran a stop light and hit us. I broke my shoulder and have just started physical therapy. My son had stitches in his mouth and it abscessed, so now he has to have that cut out. This all happened 2 months ago. I am, like I said, just starting PT and they said it could be up to 3 months before I will be back to where I can do everything.

Asked on May 31, 2017 under Personal Injury, Virginia

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Compensation for reasonable pain and suffering damages vary from case-to-case; they are very difficult to calculate without a closely examining of the facts of each accident. That having been said, there are certain factors t consider and take into account. to take into account. Here are links to 2 articles that you might find to be of help: https://injury-law.freeadvice.com/injury-law/injury-law/reasonable_pain_and_suffering.htm and https://accident-law.freeadvice.com/accident-law/auto/car-accident-claim-worth.htm

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

There isn't any mathematical formula for determining the amount of compensation for pain and suffering. It depends on the medical reports when you complete your medical treatment and are released by the doctor or are declared by the doctor to be permanent and stationary which means having reached a point where no further improvement is anticipated.
Pain and suffering compensation is an amount in addition to the medical bills. If you fully recover  you receive less than if you have residual complaints.


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