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Los Angeles Personal Injury Pain and Suffering- What is it?

Posted by Robert Walch | Dec 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Los Angeles Pain and Suffering Damages

If you have been in a serious Los Angeles personal injury accident then you are probably reading all about the different types of damages, or money awards you can get for your injuries. Pain and suffering is certainly something that goes hand in hand with any serious Los Angeles car accident not only on a physical level but on an emotional one as well. The more serious the injuries, the more serious your pain and suffering damages evaluation should be as well. 

What is Personal Injury Pain and Suffering?

We get it, legal terms are confusing and while you know what pain is and you know what suffering means, what does it man for your Los Angeles personal injury case? Los Angeles pain and suffering damages take into account injuries like scarring to depression to the impact your injury has had on your sex life. The purpose of this type of damages award is to help provide a holistic picture of the true impact of your Los Angeles car accident-- beyond medical bills and missed work time. 

Every car accident is different and so too is your pain and suffering award although California has a general cap of $250,000 on medical malpractice pain and suffering. Here's a look at some of the ways this type of financial recovery might be calculated for your case:

  • Per day calculation: This is a popular way to come up with a number for Los Angeles pain and suffering calculation when it is likely that the individual will make a mostly full recovery. A daily value of pain and suffering is multiplied by the number of days he or she will be likely dealing with residual issue. For instance a client might get $100/day in pain and suffering damages and if it is believed to last 100 days then he or she would get $10,000 pain and suffering.
  • Multiplier formula: Usually a multiplier between 1.4 and 4 is used to come up with a reasonable pain and suffering number. The number is multiplied by the medical bills to come up with a number for pain and suffering. 

How Much is My Los Angeles Car Accident Worth?

Your pain and suffering calculation plays a big role in the worth of your Los Angeles car accident. One of the best ways for you to get an idea of the worth of your car accident is not to seek out a personal injury settlement calculator but to call us directly and we will tell you. The amount of money you can get for your Los Angeles car accident depends on everything from how much you have spent (medical bills) and lost (missed work, etc.) to the type of injuries you sustained to how the accident happened and your role in it. Luckily for many Los Angeles drivers, California is a comparative negligence state when it comes to all personal injury accidents so you can still get money for your car accident even if you were responsible for causing some portion of it. 

If you are looking for a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer that will get you the most money possible for your case, look no further than the talented team of lawyers at Walch Law. We take cases from throughout California and are passionate about the work we do and helping our clients. Getting into any type of personal injury accident is a life-changing event, let us help you limit the impact it has on your life and your family. We are here to help 24/7 so do not delay in getting in touch with us today-- the sooner you call the sooner we can get started. 

About the Author

Robert Walch

Partner Robert Walch is passionate about helping individuals and families that are dealing with the aftermath of a serious personal injury or wrongful death accident. Robert has been working at Walch Law since 2000 and has developed a reputation as a caring and compassionate attorney that keeps his clients in the loop on the progress of their case and works hard to get the best results possible. Robert is a huge reason why the Walch Law Firm has a success rate of over 95% on their serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.

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