Pain and Suffering

I can see how medical bills, lost wages and property damage could easily be calculated, but how do you talk to an insurance company about the value of “pain and suffering” from an injury?

It depends on the circumstances. It really just depends on the actual damages, the injury you suffered.

A good way of doing it is if you have loved ones or close friends who can write an affidavit or opine or testify as to what you were like beforehand, and then what the pain did to you after the accident. They could describe how maybe you were very active prior to the accident – you know, you engaged in sports or you skied, or went running or something – and because of the accident you no longer do that, and elaborate on how that affected your overall quality of life and the physical pain you have endured.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]