How Are Pain and Suffering Determined in Car Accidents?

common driver mistakes

You have heard the term time and time again – pain and suffering. You think you know what it is but you’re not really sure. You’ve never had a reason to question it before. Now you’ve been in a car accident and want to sue for this thing called pain and suffering. What is it? How much will you get?

The answer is that pain and suffering is compensation for your troubles. As far as how much you will get, it all depends on what injuries you suffered. It also depends on what kind of proof you have. Finally, it depends on how good your attorney is. The difference between a good and bad attorney can be the difference between a large settlement and a small settlement.

If you want an experienced Atlanta car crash attorney who knows how to handle your case, call the experts at The Weinstein Firm. We will provide a free consultation to review your case and let you know if your case is strong.

What are Damages for Pain and Suffering?

When it comes to a car accident in Atlanta, GA, there are two kinds of damages: economic and non-economic. The first kind is exactly what it sounds like – money you have lost as a result of an injury. They are easy to measure and not difficult to prove.

The second kind of damages is not so easy to quantify. Pain and suffering is a large part of the non-economic damages. These damages are the compensation you are entitled to for the pain your injuries caused. They are also compensation for the suffering you have endured as a result of the accident.

The bottom line is if the accident wasn’t your fault, you should not lose anything as a result of it. If someone else caused the accident, they should pay. It is really that simple. Your attorney will work hard to prove that (a) you did suffer and (b) it is someone else’s fault.

You Will Need an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer

It can be difficult to put a dollar figure on your pain and suffering. This is why it is so important that you have a good attorney. Your attorney has gone to school to learn how to do just this. He has handled dozens (if not hundreds) of personal injury cases in the past. He knows how to evaluate things like lost wages and pain and suffering.

If you are in an accident, the first thing you need to do is seek medical treatment. Even if you don’t think you’re hurt, do it. You don’t want to find out days or weeks later that you are hurt. The more time goes by, the harder it will be to prove your injuries are the result of the car accident.

The second thing you want to do after a car accident is to call The Weinstein Firm. They have experienced attorneys ready to meet with you and evaluate your case. If your case has merit, they will tell you. If it does not have merit, they will tell you that as well. No good attorney is going to inflate the value of your lawsuit. It does no good for you or them.

How Can an Atlanta Auto Accident Attorney Help Me?

An auto accident attorney knows the law. They deal with insurance companies every day. They will work hard to settle your case. Nobody wants to go through the trouble of a trial, least of all the insurance companies. Your attorney knows what the insurance thresholds and limits are. He can negotiate with the other side to reach a fair out of court settlement.

Your attorney will gather the evidence to prove your pain and suffering. He can get documentation to prove the extent of your injuries. He can talk to friends and family members to see just how your life has changed. Also, he can meet with doctors in case they need to present expert testimony. Your car accident attorney is experienced in this kind of thing. You are not.

If your case can’t be settled, trust that the attorneys at The Weinstein Firm will fight for you at trial.  They will present your case in the best possible light and work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact the Weinstein Firm for Advice and Representation

After a car accident, the last thing you want to do is fight with insurance companies and lawyers. Let the car accident lawyers at The Weinstein Firm in Atlanta, GA focus on your legal case.  You can focus on getting better. The consultation is free and you don’t pay anything unless and until you win your case!

Latest Posts

Rollover Accidents in Decatur: Causes, Prevention, and Compensation
Weather Accident: Liability and Insurance Aspects in Bad Weather
The Most Common Truck Accident Injuries Explained
The Statute of Limitations in Georgia Car Accident Claims
Get the compensation
you deserve $$$

Local Auto Accidents

  • Atlanta
  • Conyers
  • Decatur
  • Kennesaw
  • Lawrenceville
  • Morrow
  • Watkinsville

Fatal Crash Blocks All Lanes On I-85 South In Gwinnett [...]

Best Personal Injury Lawyers In Atlanta, GA Of 2024  Forbes [...]

1 killed in crash off I-75 in northwest Atlanta, police say  Atlanta News First [...]

One killed, another injured after car leaves roadway, crashes into tree: Atlanta Police WXIA [...]

At least 11 killed on Georgia’s roads since start of holiday weekend  Now Habersham [...]

Billy Hydrick killed in Decatur 2-vehicle accident  The Legal Advocate [...]

Decatur launches pace car program to slow down drivers and prevent pedestrian crashes [...]

Child, 3 Adults Dead In Fiery GA Wrong-Way Crash Identified: GSP  Patch [...]

Crash at notorious Decatur intersection sends three to the hospital [...]

1 dead in DeKalb County crash involving Tesla: Police WXIA [...]

Construction worker fatally injured on UGA campus; investigation underway  Online Athens [...]

Watkinsville woman killed in two-vehicle collision in Oconee County  Online Athens [...]

Truck driver killed, 3 others injured in related traffic accidents, Athens police say  Atlanta News First [...]

Watkinsville man killed, others injured in Towns County wreck  Online Athens [...]

Barrow Co. firefighter and son critically injured when their car collides with dump truck  Classic City News [...]

The Role of Weather in Louisiana Car Accidents: Legal and Safety Perspectives  EIN News [...]

Best Personal Injury Lawyers In Atlanta, GA Of 2024  Forbes [...]

3 dead after driver flees from GA police, crashes vehicle as car goes up in flames  WSB Atlanta [...]

Clayton County: Stolen ambulance chase leads to crash near Tara Boulevard, Dixon Road  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

Lanes blocked following multicar crash on I-75 in Clayton County WXIA [...]

Woman killed after losing control of car on Barrett Parkway  Cobb County Courier [...]

Three injured, two seriously, in motorcycle/car collision on Chastain Road in Cobb County  Cobb County Courier [...]

5-year-old released from hospital after Bartow County crash that killed 5 WXIA [...]

Bartow County crash: KSU student laid to rest WXIA [...]

‘She was an angel:’ Friends remember 21-year-old killed in Bartow crash that left 5 dead  WSB Atlanta [...]

Sky Collision Expanding to Lawrenceville  What Now Atlanta [...]

At least 1 dead in major crash on I-85 South  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

Fatal Crash Blocks All Lanes On I-85 South In Gwinnett [...]

Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash with car near Gwinnett County Kroger  WSB Atlanta [...]

Woman killed in Henry wreck that shut down I-75 South for hours   The Atlanta Journal Constitution [...]

Cheapest Car Insurance Quotes in Georgia (Best Rates in 2024)  ValuePenguin [...]

2 killed in motorcycle crash on I-20 in Rockdale County  WSB Atlanta [...]

2 killed in Rockdale County multi-vehicle crash, sheriff’s office says  Atlanta News First [...]

Two people dead after crash in Walton County, GSP says WXIA [...]

Crash on I-285 in DeKalb County closes all lanes; how to get around WXIA [...]

Free Case Review
Weinstein law firm logo
Let's get started with your FREE consultation
Weinstein law firm logo
Injured in an Accident? You Want the Best!

When it comes to personal injury cases, time isn't always on your side. Contact us today and see why all of our clients say Weinstein Wins!

Let us fight for your rights and get you the maximum compensation you deserve!