Our Michigan personal injury lawyers get our clients settlements and compensation for their pain and suffering from an accident, dog bite, or other injury claim. Pain and suffering claims are just one type of compensation that an injured person can get from an injury claim or lawsuit. These damages are often significant and are based upon the severity of the injury, the type of medical treatment, and the permanency of the injury.
Michigan Pain & Suffering Damages
Pain and suffering damages are referred to as "non-economic damages" under the law. This is because there is no specific value to these claims that can be calculated, like a claim for medical expenses or lost wages. Pain and suffering generally includes:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Fright and shock
- Denial of social pleasure and enjoyments
- Embarrassment, humiliation or mortification
Non-economic damages can also include scarring from either a laceration caused during the accident or from a surgical scar. Psychological damages, including post-traumatic stress syndrome, also fall in this category of damages.
Determining The Amount of Pain & Suffering Settlements
There is no such thing as a pain and suffering calculator because every case is different. Every person has a unique injury and how an injury affects a person's life is different for each individual. Therefore, the settlement amount for pain and suffering is different in every case and our experienced attorneys can determine the fair settlement amount for you.
As proof of these claims, our attorneys rely on your medical records, testimony, and other factors. Many times, we request that you be evaluated by a psychologist or psychiatrist who understands how to find out exactly how an injury has impacted your life both physically and emotionally. Quite often, close relations are damaged after a serious accident.
How to Get Your Pain & Suffering Settlement
If you were injured in a Michigan personal injury accident, you should contact our experienced Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. law firm now at (800) 606-1717. We will evaluate your case to see if you are eligible for a pain and suffering settlement. We charge no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case. Call today for your free case review!