How do I Calculate the Value of Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?
How do I calculate the value of pain and suffering in a personal injury case? This is one of the most common questions I get asked as a personal injury attorney. If you have suffered an injury because of the negligence of another person or entity in California, you normally are able to pursue compensation from the defendant’s insurance company. In order to recover damages, you will need to be able to prove that the defendant is at fault. You will then need to prove that you suffered financial losses.
California law grants people who have been injured because of the negligence of others the right to recover damages for both their economic and noneconomic losses. Your economic losses are normally straightforward since they include such things as your medical expenses and income losses. It may be more difficult for you to prove your noneconomic losses, however. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney may help you to calculate the damages that you have suffered because of your pain and suffering and then help you to recover them.