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Measuring Pain and Suffering for your Case

In a personal injury lawsuit, accident victims may recover for several types of loss.  There are tangible losses, such as medical expenses and lost wages due to time missed at work while you recover.  However, there is also compensation for intangible losses available in many cases as well.  These types of losses include future lost earnings, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your injuries.  In many cases, economists are used to calculate future lost earnings, using complicated calculations that factor in potential promotions, inflation, retirement losses, lost benefits, and more.  Furthermore, doctors often testify to estimates of the costs of expected future medical treatment.  However, showing pain and suffering can be difficult, as no mathematical calculations can help.  Luckily, experienced Coweta County personal injury attorneys also know how to demonstrate how much pain and suffering you have experienced so you receive the compensation you deserve.


Medication:  You may often demonstrate the pain and suffering you experienced based on the types of medications you were prescribed.  Certain medications are meant specifically to control pain, inflammation, or other hindering symptoms.  The stronger the medication you took, the greater proof you have of your pain and suffering.


Doctors’ records:  If you regularly reported having pain or other suffering at your doctor appointments, those symptoms should be detailed in your records.  For this reason, never shy away from letting your doctor know how much pain you are experiencing.


Daily logs or diaries:  If you have suffered an injury, do not hesitate to keep a daily journal of your symptoms, pain, and healing progress.  Feel free to include photos of your injuries, as well.  Such journal entries can be used to show a judge or jury how long your experienced your pain and suffering.


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There is no exact science to proving pain and suffering, so you want to make sure you contact a personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of Shane Smith for help with your case.  Call today at (770) 487-8999.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia