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How Will Your Attorney Present Your Pain and Suffering at Trial?

In order for you to recover fair compensation for your injuries, it is vital for your attorney to present strong evidence of your pain and suffering damages. This makes it highly important for you to open up about how your injuries impact your life and the severity of them. You should not hold back out of a fear that you will be viewed as a complainer. Your lawyer understands the overwhelming impact that injuries may have, and they do not view people who talk about their injuries as being complainers. Take some time to think about all of the ways that your injury has affected you, and write them down. Avoid leaving things out simply because you think that they might be viewed as small. For example, if you love tennis and your injury prevents you from playing it, write it down.

Your lawyer may offer a range to the jury in order to help it reach its ultimate decision. He or she may also call several witnesses to the stand to help the jury to understand how your injury has impacted your life. Your lawyer will only be able to present examples of the losses that you have suffered if you give him or her the information. You should be prepared to give examples that are real and that come from your life.

Pain and suffering damages are non-economic damages that compensate the victim for the physical and emotional distress they have experienced as a result of their injuries. To present pain and suffering damages at trial, an attorney may take the following steps:

  1. Establish a narrative: The attorney may begin by establishing a clear narrative that connects the defendant's negligence to the victim's pain and suffering. This may involve presenting evidence that shows how the injury has affected the victim's daily life, such as their ability to work, socialize, or perform routine activities.

  2. Present testimony: The attorney may call witnesses, such as medical experts or family members, to testify about the extent of the victim's pain and suffering. These witnesses can provide a more detailed account of the victim's injuries and the impact they have had on their life.

  3. Use visual aids: The attorney may use visual aids, such as photographs, diagrams, or medical records, to help illustrate the extent of the victim's injuries and the resulting pain and suffering. These visual aids can help the jury better understand the victim's situation and empathize with their experience.

  4. Calculate damages: The attorney may calculate a fair amount for pain and suffering damages based on the severity of the injury, the degree of pain and suffering, and other relevant factors such as the victim's age, occupation, and overall health. This calculation can help the jury understand the value of the pain and suffering damages being sought.

  5. Emphasize the emotional impact: The attorney may also emphasize the emotional impact of the victim's injuries, such as the stress, anxiety, or depression they may be experiencing as a result of the accident. This can help the jury understand the full scope of the victim's pain and suffering.

Overall, presenting pain and suffering damages at trial requires a strategic approach that involves establishing a clear narrative, presenting compelling evidence, and calculating a fair amount for damages. An experienced personal injury attorney can help navigate the complexities of a personal injury trial and advocate effectively on behalf of their client.

Client Reviews
I have known Steven for some time now and when his services were required he jumped in and took control of my cases. I had two and they were handled with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. He went the extra mile regardless of the bumps in the road. I can not see me using any other attorney and I would recommend him to any of my family and friends. Josie A.
Steven was vital during our most trying time. He was referred by a friend after an accident that involved a family member. While he was critical and lying in the hospital, Steven was kind, patient and knowledgeable about what we were going through. Following our loss, Steven became a tough and aggressive negotiator and made sure that we receive a huge compensation. I would refer Steven in fact, this happened 2 years ago and I still speak highly of his service. Cheryl S.
Mr. Sweat is a pitbull in the courtroom as well as settlement negotiations - You can't have a better equipped attorney in your corner! It is a pleasure working as colleagues together on numerous cases. He can get the job done. Jonathan K.
Because of Steven Sweat, my medical support was taken care of. Plus, I had more money to spare for my other bills. Steven is not only an excellent personal injury lawyer, providing the best legal advice, but also a professional lawyer who goes beyond his call of duty just to help his clients! He stood up for me and helped me get through the process. I would definitely recommend. I couldn't think of any better lawyer than him. MiraJane C.
I must tell anyone, if you need a great attorney, Steve sweat is the guy! I had an awful car accident and had no idea where to turn. He had so much to deal with because my accident was a 4 car pile up. Not to mention all the other cars were behind me and they were not wanting to settle in any way! He never stopped working for me and had my best interest at heart! Audra W.
I believe I made the best choice with Steven M Sweat, Personal Injury. I was very reluctant to go forward with my personal injury claim. I had a valid claim and I needed a professional attorney to handle it. I felt so much better when I let Steven take my case. His team did everything right and I am very satisfied. Stia P.
I have to say that Steve has been exemplary! I met Steve at a point with my case that I was ready to give up. He took the time and dealt with all of my concerns. Most importantly, he was present and listened to what I was going through. He was able to turn things around, put me and my case on the right track! The results were better that expected! Highly recommend!! Cody A.