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What is pain and suffering retribution after a car crash?

There are few things more eye opening than the suddenness of a Bridgeport car crash. Victims of an automobile collision often describe the event as happening very quickly with little to no time to react to the situation. When a victim is injured and harmed by a negligent driver, there are legal options available. Pain and suffering is just one possible category of retribution for those who have suffered serious injuries in a car accident.

What is considered pain and suffering retribution after a car crash? Pain and suffering is a monetary award that is used to offset expenses for past, present and future physical pain from an injury suffered in a car accident.

In order to value pain and suffering in terms of money, the judge or jury considers certain factors such as the cause of the injury, future pain associated with the injury, the severity of the injury and how long the victim will be in pain because of this injury. Some jurisdictions allow the deciding party to assume bodily injury during unconscious times and periods of consciousness, while some only allow the latter.

Pain and suffering is just one measurable factor associated with car accident injury claims. Many sufferers will also seek reparation for other areas of recovery such as medical expenses, lost wages and personal disability. Those who have suffered serious injuries due to a negligent driver will never fully recover for their losses. However, the financial reparation will help with their everyday living expenses and long-term financial planning for medical care or long-term disabilities.

As too many Bridgeport residents already know, car accident injuries are serious and need to be considered as such. One accident could easily change a person's life. Some are lucky to be alive after such a terrible wreck. However, loss is real in these situations and those who have suffered should be compensated appropriately through a civil action, such as a personal injury claim.

Source: injury.findlaw.com, "Economic Recovery for Accidents and Injuries," Accessed Dec. 28, 2015

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