The Difference Between Pain and Suffering in your New Haven Accident Case


The Difference Between Pain and Suffering in your New Haven Accident Case

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Nov 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Difference Between Pain and Suffering in your New Haven Accident Case

If you have been seriously injured in a New Haven accident case then one of the elements of your damages will be the amount of suffering that you experienced as a result of this car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, hit-and-run, drunk driver, uninsured motorist, or other type of accident. Many times, a Connecticut personal injury lawyer will make a claim for pain and suffering on behalf of their injured client without really differentiating between the two. There is a difference in the two claims and they should be made separately by the New Haven accident attorney.

Pain is a very subjective complaint because there is no real way to measure a person's pain levels other than to ask him or her or speak to someone who witnessed their physical manifestations of pain for example screaming. Suffering is a different element of the client's personal injury case in that suffering is the manifestation of psychological, emotional and mental aspects of the pain and the limitations created by the injuries sustained in the subject New Haven accident. It is important that your New Haven accident lawyer and injury attorney explain to you how you can properly demonstrate both your pain and your suffering as they are separate elements of your New Haven accident case.

Your New Haven accident lawyer and injury attorney should have a detailed conversation with the injured party about how they suffered as a result of the accident and then come up with as many ways as possible to document and/or establish the ways in which the injured party has suffered. Your suffering could be established by reviewing some or all of the following: your doctors notes should set forth the suffering which you have experienced as a result of this accident; your medical records are also a good place to get specific references as to what you were told by your doctors to do and not to do and the complaints which you voiced to that doctor.; getting a detailed statement from your spouse indicating what they have experienced as a result of seeing the injured party suffer; getting a detailed statement from your children indicating what they have experienced as a result of seeing the injured party suffer and what hobbies sports or activities can no longer engage in because of the injuries which you sustained in your New Haven accident case.

Our CT personal injury lawyers and accident attorneys are somewhat unique in that we provide our clients with detailed information that explains what they need to be doing, what they should not be doing, how they can get better medical care, what they should be telling their doctors at each appointment, how they can get better quicker, how they can develop their lost wage claim and what they should be doing to help us help them get more money for their case. We want to make sure that our clients are educated about how they can assist us in getting them more money for their New Haven accident case. We are available to answer questions on either by telephone or through email. We want to make sure that our clients are very educated and do not have any questions so they can make intelligent decisions as to how they would like to move forward with their Connecticut accident case.

Please visit our website at and download any one of our free books regarding a variety of different CT accident and injury cases. You can also call our toll-free number at 888-244-5480 and speak with one of our experienced Connecticut accident and injury lawyers to get your questions answered over the telephone. You can also schedule a free, in office consultation where our Connecticut accident attorney and injury lawyer will be happy to sit with you and discuss the facts of your case with you in detail. You need to be educated about what you need to do and what you should not be doing. Do not wait until it's too late before getting this valuable free information. Please contact us today to get your questions answered right away.

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Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.


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