Dolor y sufrimiento después de un accidente de camión
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If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a truck accident, you may be experiencing not only financial stress but pain and suffering as well. Truck accidents can cause an immense amount of damage. These damages cannot be only physical or patrimonial, but also mental and emotional.
Mental and emotional distress is common after a serious truck accident. While you may think that these feelings are just a negative side effect of your accident, they are actually damages that you can recover in a personal injury claim.
If you or a loved one was recently involved in a truck accident, call the Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free case evaluation with our truck accident attorneys.
What is Pain and Suffering?
“Pain and suffering” is a legal term that refers to damages that a court or jury can award if it finds that your injuries and the aftermath are especially serious. This pain and suffering puts a dollar amount on any past or future physical and mental pain and suffering that your truck accident caused you.
Pain and suffering often fall in line with other non-economic damages for which you can recover, including loss of enjoyment of life, mental or emotional pain, disfigurement, or damage to reputation.
In determining the pain and suffering you have experienced, juries will typically consider a number of factors. If your injury is especially severe, a jury will likely assume that your pain and suffering is worth more than if you had simply sprained an ankle, for example. If you are specifically young, a jury may sympathize with the fact that you have to experience pain and suffering longer than an older person.
How Much Can I Recover For Pain and Suffering?
Different states have different policies on how much can be awarded to a victim for pain and suffering.
The multiplier method allows a judge or jury to multiply your financial damages, for example, medical bills, auto repair expenses, lost wages, etc., by a fixed amount. If the jury does not find your pain and suffering convincing, the multiplier number can be 1.5. If the jury finds your pain and suffering convincing, you could receive up to 5 times your financial damage.
The “per diem” method is slightly more flexible. Judges and juries will determine what they think your suffering is worth per day, for how long your suffering is expected to last. As you can imagine, this is a less predictable method. How can you put an amount of money into the suffering that your injury can cause you per day?
Regardless of the method used by the jurisdiction where you live, pain and suffering is a major component of a truck accident lawsuit. You can get much more back if the pain and suffering you’ve experienced is compelling, and this extra money can help alleviate some of that pain and suffering.
Our Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help
At Zinda Law Group, our truck accident attorneys have helped thousands of accident victims get their lives back on track after sustaining an injury. We have the knowledge and resources to help you seek maximum compensation for medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and all the other ways your injury has cost you.
Our firm also believes that a truck accident victim should never have to worry about their ability to afford legal representation. That’s why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you won’t pay anything unless we reach a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your personal injury case. That is our guarantee of non-payment.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call the Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for your free consultation with our truck accident attorneys.
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