After a life-changing car accident in Virginia, you can seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and material damage. However, you are still left with pain and suffering due your injuries, as well as the fact that your life will never be as it was before.
Can pain and suffering be compensated?
This question raises more questions. Pain and suffering cannot be suppressed by money or expressed in monetary terms. However, the immense amount of pain and suffering should not be discarded in a claim.
Compensation for pain and suffering can and should be claimed, but its quantification is not an exact science. Pain and suffering include:
- Physical pain
- Emotional pain
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Impairment or disability
Pain and suffering awards are usually influenced by a range of factors, such as:
- The severity and duration of the injuries
- Evidenced physical pain
- A loss of enjoyment
- A change in lifestyle
- The emotional effects of scars, impairments and permanent disability
Other seemingly unrelated factors might influence the jury, such as: the age and gender of the victims, their socio-economic situation, and their attitude facing hardship.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Virginia car accident, please contact our Warrenton or Culpeper injury attorneys today for a free discussion of your accident case. We will discuss exactly how our lawyers can help you protect your rights.