Navigating a personal injury claim in Florida can be complex, especially when it comes to calculating “pain and suffering” damages. Unlike medical bills or lost wages, pain and suffering are intangible and subjective. Understanding how these damages are calculated in Florida, helps you make a more informed decisions about your case.
What Is Pain and Suffering?
Pain and suffering comprise both physical and emotional distress resulting from an injury. It extends beyond immediate physical pain to include long-term emotional and psychological impacts.
Physical Pain and Suffering
Chronic Pain: Prolonged discomfort affecting daily life.
Physical Limitations: Hindered abilities impacting your future.
Disfigurement: Scars, burns, or amputations.
Emotional Pain and Suffering
Mental Anguish: Anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Life Disruptions: Altered daily routine and relationships.
Linking Pain and Suffering to the Injury
Solid evidence is crucial for substantiating your claim. Ensure medical records, testimonies, and other documents consistently reflect the extent of your physical and emotional suffering.
Since opening Elstein Legal in 2018, Miami personal injury attorney Brian L. Elstein has recovered millions on behalf of his deserving clients. A cum laude graduate of Nova Southeastern University, Brian Elstein honed his skills early as a member of the Nova Trial Association.
Today, he is recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Florida and has been selected to the 2022-2023 Florida Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine – a distinction given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Florida, and named 2022 Best Litigation Attorney by Expertise.com.
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