When a slip and fall accident occurs, victims may be entitled to compensation for their losses and expenses. These damages may include compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the accident. Without having experienced an injury claim in the past, you may be unclear as to what exactly constitutes pain and suffering. The following is an overview.
Nine Aspects of Pain and Suffering Damages Following a Slip and Fall Accident
What is pain and suffering after a slip and fall accident? Below are nine aspects of pain and suffering that could contribute to your overall damages following a slip and fall:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Emotional trauma
- Physical pain from the injury
- Discomfort caused by the treatment and therapy required for your injuries
- Limitations on your daily activities
- Limitations on your ability to do your job.
For some injury victims, the pain and suffering incurred after a slip and fall accident takes a backseat to the costly medical expenses and lost income that are more obvious types of damages. It is important not to underestimate the value of your pain and suffering, however. Injuries resulting from a slip and fall accident can impact many areas of your life, for a great deal of time into the future. Pain and suffering may have a negative influence on your life financially, physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Since pain and suffering can be harder to prove than other types of damages after an accident, it is important to seek guidance from an experienced and knowledgeable legal professional as you pursue your claim for compensation. We encourage you to contact us today for a free, no obligation case consultation.