Idaho Car Accident Pain and Suffering Settlements
Car accidents can cause devastating injuries. They can also leave lasting mental and emotional scars. If you have been in a car accident, you know that the resulting pain and suffering can reach far beyond physical discomfort. A proper car accident injury settlement will include compensation for all types of pain and suffering experienced. At Hansen Injury Law, we are dedicated to winning these types of settlements for our clients.
The size of your pain and suffering settlement depends on the details of your case. The severity of the injury, your medical costs, and your recovery time all play a crucial role. Our attorneys know how to win large Idaho car accident pain and suffering settlements. We will break down the basics of these settlements on this page. If you have further questions about a car accident case, please contact us today.
What Qualifies as “Pain and Suffering?”
As we mentioned above, pain and suffering can be physical, mental, and emotional. Car accidents can be traumatic experiences. If we can prove that the accident caused you physical, mental, or emotional injury, then we can include those injuries in a pain and suffering settlement. We can do this in several ways.
The most effective way of proving pain and suffering is with testimony from medical professionals. Medical tests and evaluations can clearly demonstrate how injuries affect you. Treatment by a psychiatrist or other mental health professional is essential when seeking a settlement for mental or emotional injuries.
You can also help your own chances at winning a proper pain and suffering settlement. From the moment the car accident occurs, document your injuries. Take pictures and record your symptoms and pain levels. While testimony from doctors is important, your own record of your injuries can also be helpful in a case.
Putting a Dollar Amount on Pain and Suffering
Your medical bills will likely play a large role in calculating your pain and suffering settlement amount. In many cases, we will start by recovering your medical costs, and then work up from there. We will multiply your settlement amount depending on the severity of your injuries, mental and emotional damages, your recovery time, and any other relevant factors.
Assigning a monetary value to your injuries and suffering is not easy. There is no general rule for calculating how large a settlement should be, so it is essential that you provide your attorney with the honest details of your case. If we have all the information, we are confident we can determine how much compensation you deserve.
Your Idaho Car Accident Lawyers
If you are looking for an injury lawyer who will defend your rights and look out for your interests, Hansen Injury Law is your best choice. We understand how devastating car accidents can be for the people involved. We are committed to helping our clients receive large enough settlements to recover fully from their physical, mental, and emotional injuries. In our opinion, only these types of settlements are acceptable for car accident victims.
If you have been injured in an Idaho car accident and are seeking a pain and suffering settlement today, please contact us. We offer free initial consultations to discuss the details of your case. In addition, you can order a free copy of The Idaho Accident Book, which we wrote to help injured Idahoans better understand their rights.