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How Is Pain and Suffering Calculated in Lawsuits? 

A personal injury in Charlotte can cause a lot of losses for the victim. You probably have experienced a lot of monetary losses, such as lost wages, medical expenses, transportation costs to medical appointments, and the cost of medical assisting devices. 

In addition to monetary losses, you have suffered in many other ways due to your accident. For instance, you have probably dealt with excruciating physical pain, mental distress, scarring, disfigurement, permanent disability, or lost life enjoyment. 

You can be compensated for both your monetary losses and for your non-monetary pain and suffering. But how is pain and suffering calculated in personal injury lawsuits?

Calculating Pain and Suffering

Monetary losses aren’t too difficult to calculate. You simply gather up all of your bills, receipts, and documentation of financial losses and you add them all together. You can often include future financial losses in your calculations. That’s how to get monetary loss calculations, but what about non-monetary?

To calculate pain and suffering, there are a couple different methods you and your lawyer could use. Your lawyer handles injury cases regularly, so they will have a good idea as to how much your non-monetary losses are worth. 

One way to calculate these damages is to multiply your monetary losses by a number given based on the severity of your injuries. For instance, a one could be assigned to someone who suffered from minor pain and mental distress. The higher the multiplier, the more difficulty the person went through.

Another way to calculate pain and suffering is to simply come up with an amount of money that you believe would make you feel whole again.

Speak to a Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyer

Now you have an idea as to how pain and suffering is calculated in lawsuits, but this process is not easy to do. Call The Nye Law Group at 704-285-6319 to discuss your claim with a Charlotte injury lawyer in a free case assessment.

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