Getting into a slip and fall accident can cause a wide range of physical, emotional, and mental issues. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need to seek medical treatment, take time off work, go to a psychologist, and stop doing some of your favorite hobbies. When you’re in a slip and fall accident, your personal injury lawyer may consider factoring in pain and suffering.
What Is Pain and Suffering?
Pain and suffering include the injuries you experienced because of your slip and fall accident along with the emotional and mental trauma, like depression, PTSD, the loss of enjoyment of life, and anxiety as well.
What Is Pain and Suffering Worth?
There is no set rule when it comes to calculating pain and suffering. However, the insurance company involved and your personal injury lawyer will consider the type of injuries you suffered from, any mental or emotional injury you experienced, how reckless the defendant was, and how much evidence you have to prove your case.
For instance, if you slipped and fell on a construction site, you may experience a severe injury, such as a broken neck. This could take months to heal and involve you getting surgery. You may not be able to work, drive, or play sports, which was your favorite activity. You’ve had to go to therapy to deal with the repercussions of your accident. This could possibly lead to a higher settlement for pain and suffering than if you got whiplash or bruises from a slip and fall and didn’t need extensive treatment.
Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you got into a slip and fall accident and you’re wondering if you’ll receive a pain and suffering settlement, then contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates. Gash & Associates help clients throughout Westchester County and we offer free consultations. Reach out today by calling (914) 328-8800.