Pain and Suffering Damages

Pain and suffering damages provide you with monetary compensation for any pain that you may have endured as the result of someone else’s negligence. It is difficult to put a monetary value on pain and suffering; however, pain and suffering are determined by a jury and there are several things that you can do to prove to a jury that you should receive a large award.

Maximizing Compensation

To maximize your compensation for pain and suffering, you should:

Certain states have imposed limitations on damages for pain and suffering through tort reform efforts. For example, some states set a cap on non-economic damages. This means that you can only recover set amount for your pain and suffering and emotional distress, no matter what you may have been through.