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What Is Pain And Suffering?

Compensation for pain and suffering is one of the most significant parts of your personal injury case. It is also an area where the skill and experience of your attorney can make all the difference in the amount of compensation you receive.

At Duffield, Lovejoy & Boggs, Attorneys at Law, in Huntington, West Virginia, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and other damages in a personal injury case.

What Is Pain And Suffering?

There are two types of damages in personal injury cases:

  • Special damages such as medical bills and lost wages, which can be calculated (also known as economic damages)
  • General damages such as pain and suffering, and loss of ability to enjoy life, which cannot be easily calculated

Pain and suffering is the hardest part of your case to evaluate. The damages are very personal to you. For example, if you are a new mother a back injury may mean that you can no longer pick up your baby. If you are a retiree, it may mean that you can no longer go on a cruise and enjoy your retirement. To evaluate your case for pain and suffering, our lawyers will ask you to keep a journal so you can record how the injury affects your daily living. Only then can we communicate your pain and suffering to the insurance company to ensure that you receive fair compensation.

General damages are usually the largest part of your personal injury case, resulting in more compensation than economic losses such as medical bills and lost wages.

Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have been injured in an accident, our experienced attorneys can help you obtain full and fair compensation for damages such as pain and suffering. Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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