Pain and suffering are one of the mentioned types of compensatory damages that are difficult to calculate. This involves the stress you experience as a result of the injuries sustained from the accident.

Despite of its vague nature, the law allows compensation for this type of damage besides medical expenses or lost wages. It is important to note however, that an insurance company will not grant compensation for pain and suffering if you did not seek any medical treatment for injuries.

The strongest support to prove pain and suffering are the medical treatments, care and attention received which should be properly documented.

While no set rules exist on how to calculate pain and suffering, your PI attorney will be able to help you determine this accurately. Some of the most common ways insurer use to assign value to pain and suffering are as follows:

  • Per diem method, where a formula is used and computed on a daily basis of suffering;
  • Multiplier method, where the total medical expense is multiplied by 1 to 5 depending on the severity of the injury; and,
  • Simple estimate of a general cost, which may be negotiated by the parties involved.

Since pain and suffering can be considered a medical issue, the supporting evidence you need to attach to your demand letter are all the medical documents you have relating to the injuries sustained from the accident, along with other documents about your crash to include that an attorney can put together for you.

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