Evaluating Damages for Pain and Suffering

By Cohen & Dwin, P.A. on January 23, 2019 | In Personal Injury

If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another person or party, you deserve compensation. However, not all personal injury victims will receive the same amount of compensation for pain and suffering. This isn’t because they do not deserve it, but because there are several factors that go into proving how much compensation they should get. Deciding the amount of compensation for pain and suffering is one of the most difficult parts of any personal injury case in the Baltimore area. This is because the amount is determined by a Judge or jury, and they can be swayed one way or the other. Judges and jurors are subjective in many ways, as you’d expect people to be. Factors the jury will focus on to determine how much you deserve for your pain and suffering may include:

  • Any preexisting injuries you may have had prior to the accident
  • Your pain threshold and tolerance for pain
  • The medical treatment you have received since your accident
  • Your actions and their consistency with someone in pain
  • How the injury has reduced or changed your daily activities
  • Your income
  • Your age
  • Your marital status
  • Your credibility as a witness

These are just some of the various factors that may come to play in your personal injury case. There may be others not listed here. However, you will need an experienced personal injury attorney to help you evaluate what kind of damages you may receive, as well as gather up the appropriate documentation. If you have been injured and need compensation for pain and suffering in the Baltimore, Maryland area, please contact Cohen & Dwin, P.A. to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney today.