Facing a brain injury can be overwhelming, frustrating and life changing. Your injury goes beyond physical symptoms and can change your personality, your motor skills and your ability to work forever. If a brain injury has left you to face long term or permanent damage, you may want to know if you are eligible to receive compensation beyond your medical expenses and lost wages. According to TraumaticBrainInjury, this type of compensation is called pain and suffering.
Pain and suffering damages are frequently provided to brain injury victims because a brain injury can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life. This compensation may help ease the non financial consequences of your injury. There are a number of types of damages you can collect after a brain injury. These include past, present and future mental or physical pain and suffering, medical bills, destruction of power to labor and earn money, and any future medical expenses.
Of these, pain and suffering can be one of the most difficult to negotiate. To receive pain and suffering damages, you must be able to demonstrate to a jury the impact that your injury has had on your life. In some circumstances, medical professionals will need to testify on your behalf to help explain your injuries.
Your attorney should work with medical experts to help testify about the pain and suffering you have endured. Also, you will work with therapists and medical teams to testify about the pain and suffering you may have to live with in the future. Your attorney should then investigate how much your claim is worth, and take your pain and suffering into account.