by Scott Blumenshine
Pain and suffering is a big category. Pain is a physical sensation, but suffering? What is suffering? Suffering is the mental, emotional thoughts and feelings you have that accompany your pain.
Insurance is available for those that need support after an injury or accident. If you are involved in an accident and are consequently injured, you have the right to file a claim against the person or company that caused your injury. Many people are insured and protected, but most people do not received the compensation they deserve.
There are levels of pain. We know this. We may have a soreness from working out too hard the day before. Or we could have excruciating pain from something like a stab wound, broken bone, or herniated disk. That suffering that accompanies the pain is something that is uniquely yours. It can be proven through medical records, prescription records, descriptions from your friends, family, and colleagues about what you said, how you looked. These things are very personal. In the law you can recover for these things, but that evidence has to be developed, established, and then demonstrated.
Claims for pain and suffering don’t only compensate for the hospitalization and care, but can pay much more including lost income, inconvenience and of course the suffering and pain. Pain can be difficult to measure, but it is something a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can determine and make sure that you aren’t struggling financially as you heal.
The insurance company, person or company that caused the harm will do their best to forego their obligations to you. But with the help of a experienced Chicago injury lawyer, you have a much better chance of receiving the compensation you deserve.
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