Can I Make a Claim for Pain & Suffering?

In many cases, when people think of making a claim for a recovery of money for personal injuries, they are thinking about recovering money to cover the direct cost of the injury, such as money to pay medical bills. Sometimes, a claim for money for physical pain and mental and emotional suffering, can be made. This is type of claim is often referred to as a claim for "pain and suffering," which refers to the physical pain and mental and/or emotional suffering and discomfort the injured party experienced due to an injury.

Some examples of pain and suffering include the following:

  • Bodily aches or pains
  • Depression or emotional trauma
  • Limitations on personal activities, such as hobbies
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental Distress / Mental Anguish
  • Scars / Scarring

Whether money can be claimed for pain and suffering damages and how much, depends on the type of case and the injuries.

Contact Attorney James Vaught for answers to your questions about your injury case and whether you have the right to make a claim for pain and suffering damages. Get started today.