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How Much Can I Get for Pain and Suffering?

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you likely have mounting medical bills and are missing income because you’re off work, either in the hospital or recovering at home.  All of this seems very unfair, especially if you were injured through no fault of your own.

If you file a personal injury lawsuit, you may know that you can be compensated for medical bills and lost wages, but you may also be asking “how much can I get for pain and suffering?”  In some cases, the amount you can receive for pain and suffering will be determined by the skill and experience of the attorney who represents you.  An aggressive, diligent attorney who is relentless in his efforts to get justice will provide you with the best chance for maximum payout.  At Guajardo & Marks, we have successfully represented countless clients who have suffered accidental falls and injuries in a car accident.  We are driven and meticulous in building strong personal injury claims on behalf of our clients.  To find out more about how we can help you, call us for a free initial consultation at 972-774-9800.

How much do insurance companies pay for pain and suffering?

The payout in a personal injury claim is determined by many factors.  Some of these include:

  • Severity of injuries
  • Amount of medical bills
  • Amount of lost wages and future earnings
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Whether gross negligence was present on the part of the defendant
  • Punitive damages.

Each accident claim is different, and the amount of payout depends on the unique facts in each case.  Generally, the more severe the injury, the higher the compensatory damages.  Also, if the accident was solely the other party’s fault, this can increase payout, too.

As for pain and suffering, there is no set amount that you can be awarded through a settlement agreement or jury award.  One thing is for sure, though – insurance companies will try to get you to settle for as little money as possible.  That’s why you need a tough and tested injury accident attorney in your corner.

This is particularly true of car accidents.  A skilled personal injury lawyer in Texas understands applicable state laws and the tricks that insurance companies will use to try to minimize their payout.  At Guajardo & Marks, we are not afraid to go to trial and argue your case in front of a judge and jury if insurance companies refuse to offer a fair and reasonable settlement amount.

What is the value of pain and suffering?

There are several types of injuries where pain and suffering might apply.  Some of these include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Accidental falls
  • Work injuries
  • Motorcycle accidents.

If you have suffered an injury similar to any of these, the best way to get an estimate of the pain and suffering compensation you may be entitled to is to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer.  A skilled attorney can ask you a few questions, assess the nature of your accident, and give you a ballpark idea of whether and how much pain and suffering may be involved.  For a quick and free assessment of your case, call us at 972-774-9800.

What is the definition of pain and suffering?

Pain and suffering is the physical and mental distress suffered from an injury, including internal ruptures, whiplash, broken bones, burns and lacerations, as well as the aches, pains and temporary or permanent loss of the use and mobility of limbs, according to Law.com legal dictionary.  Depression, hopelessness, mental anguish, and the embarrassment of scarring and incapacitation can also be factored into pain and suffering.  Similarly, the potential shortening of life and loss of enjoyment of life can sometimes impact pain and suffering calculations.  These are considered “general damages” and are also sometimes called “compensatory” non-economic damages.

The dollar value of pain and suffering is subjective and will vary from case to case, but experienced attorneys who have represented hundreds of clients will have insight into the value of your particular case.

Your personalized answer to the question:  How much can I get for pain and suffering?

While we cannot promise you an exact answer to your question about a dollar amount, what we can promise is an informed, experienced assessment of the value of your claim based on the particulars of your injury accident.  We can offer you the benefits of our decades of legal experience and the insights we’ve gained by representing many clients just like you.  We have 50 years of combined legal experience in Dallas, TX, and we have a history of success in complex personal injury cases.  We have recovered millions of dollars for clients.

We are a top-rated Dallas law firm and we treat each client with respect, compassion and concern about their current and future well-being.  We offer exceptional client service and are always available to answer your questions.

Contact a skilled and experienced Dallas personal injury attorney today

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car crash, accidental fall, work injury or other catastrophic accident, then you may be entitled to financial compensation.  Suffering a serious injury can leave you feeling frightened and alone, but you don’t have to face this experience by yourself.  The attorneys at Guajardo & Marks have helped countless clients walk through the challenging aftermath of a severe injury, and we will work tirelessly to negotiate a settlement agreement to get you the money you deserve.  If insurance companies don’t negotiate in good faith, we won’t hesitate to go to trial.  Our overriding concern is to get justice for our clients, and we won’t stop until we reach that goal.  To find out more about how we can help you, call us for a free initial consultation at 972-774-9800.