After an accident, victims not only experience physical injuries but also emotional trauma, making day-to-day life challenging. While economic damages are more easily quantifiable, non-economic losses such as pain and suffering are harder to calculate. For this reason, it is critical to work with pain and suffering lawyers to ensure you receive compensation equal to the extent of your injuries. Our team at Golitko & Daly, P.C. in Indianapolis, IN, have a track record of success seeking damages in personal injury cases, and understand the unique laws in Indiana that pertain to this sensitive matter. We are dedicated to advocating for our clients, and can pursue the right course of legal action for your needs. If you have suffered as a result of an accident, contact our firm today to assess your options.
After an accident, many victims experience significant emotional trauma, which can take a toll on overall quality of life.
Pain and Suffering: An Overview
Pain and suffering is a form of damages awarded to a victim who has undergone physical and mental trauma as a direct result of an injury, such as the consequences of damage to the spinal cord. This can manifest itself as bodily aches or pains, mental anguish, feelings of loss, fear, depression, and anger, as well as trouble sleeping. It is important to understand that pain and suffering is not limited to the past or present, but also reflects the effects of future emotional trauma or physical limitations.
Economic vs. Non-Economic Damages
Damages can be economic or non-economic. Economic damages are rather straightforward, and are recognized as out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the accident. These may include loss of income and medical costs. Non-economic damages are not as easily quantifiable due to their subjectivity. They can involve compensation for non-monetary losses such as insomnia, depression, anxiety, and other forms of emotional distress.
In Indiana, you are only eligible to receive damages if you are deemed less than 50 percent responsible for the accident.
Pain and Suffering Laws in Indiana
In Indiana, damages are determined on a case by case basis, depending upon a variety of factors. In calculating pain and suffering damages, we must take into account the type, severity, and duration of your injury, in addition to its impact on your ability to work and pursue hobbies. We can also examine whether or not it aggravated any pre-existing conditions or caused permanent disfigurement.
In Indiana, you are only eligible to receive damages if you are deemed less than 50 percent responsible for the accident. As a result, it is important to establish fault or negligence at the outset to ensure you are properly compensated for your hardship. As each case is unique, our attorneys can pursue all avenues to secure maximum compensation.
How We Can Help
Pain and suffering lawsuits come in all varieties and their outcomes depend on the unique circumstances of each case. At Golitko & Daly, P.C., our attorneys take into account your source of income, age, lifestyle, and medical history when collecting evidence to bolster your claim. This information helps us to gain a full understanding of your circumstances and the extent to which an accident or injury has impacted your and your family's quality of life.
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There are many items that factor into what constitutes adequate compensation in a pain and suffering lawsuit. If you have suffered physical and mental trauma as a direct consequence of a personal injury, our team at Golitko & Daly, P.C. can advocate on your behalf. To learn more, schedule a free consultation today by visiting us online or by calling (800) 520-1644.