Types of Pain and Suffering After an Auto Accident

You recently got injured in a car accident, which means that you may now be eligible for what’s called “damages.” These are economic and non-economic tolls that the injury has taken on you. By learning more about damages, what pain and suffering is, and the types you could experience, you may be able to recover compensation for your injury.

What Is Pain and Suffering?

Pain and suffering is the emotional distress as well as physical discomfort that you feel as a result of your injuries from an accident. Depending on the injury you experience and your life circumstances, your pain and suffering could be much worse than you anticipate. Here are some different types of pain and suffering you could claim in your auto accident case.

Physical Pain

This is the actual pain you feel in your body following the accident. It could include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Nerve damage
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocated joins
  • Paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injury

You could need treatment for a few months or throughout the rest of your life depending on your injury.

Emotional Pain

This is the emotional pain that you experience as a result of your injuries, and could include:

  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Grief
  • Cognitive changes if you’re suffering from a head or brain injury

Loss of Consortium

If you can no longer be there for your spouse like you used to following a very bad injury, like a traumatic brain injury, then they may be eligible for loss of consortium damages. This can include a loss of:

  • Care
  • Companionship
  • Affection
  • Household help
  • Spousal intimacy

Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you need representation after getting injured in an auto accident, then contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates. Gash & Associates help clients throughout Westchester County. We offer free consultations. Reach us now by calling (914) 328-8800.

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