How to Prove Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case
When you are in pain as a result of a personal injury case, the last thing you want to do is having your pain, distress, and suffering be called into question. Personal injury can have a large impact on your life, diminishing ability or enjoyment in daily tasks. In some cases, proving pain and suffering is easier than others. Gathering evidence, whether that be in records, testimony, or other methods, is critical in proving your personal injury case.
According to personal injury law, pain differs from suffering in that pain is physical while suffering can have mental and interpersonal effects on the life of the person dealing with the injury. For example, a person who is in a car accident can suffer an injury that renders them bedridden, which can have negative effects on one’s physical and mental health. If you find yourself faced with a personal injury case, it may be productive for your case to keep a journal or log of physical pain and mental distress.
Other ways to show that pain and suffering have been experienced as a result of a personal injury case are medical records, police or emergency respondent records, proof of missed work, photographs, eyewitness testimonies, and more. Medical records should be obtained as close to the time frame of the accident or injury as possible, as waiting to get a personal injury checked out can appear untrustworthy or strange to a jury.
Using witnesses can also be a resource for proving pain. Make sure you have relevant contact information for all potential witnesses, particularly if they can speak to the severity or regularity of pain following a personal injury.
Our team at Franco Law Firm can help you determine a course of action for proving your pain and suffering in a personal injury case. In some cases, proving pain and suffering is easier than others. However, Franco Law Firm can help you determine the best course of action for proving pain and suffering in a personal injury case.
We at Franco Law Firm cover all manner of personal injury cases and have over 20 years of experience in personal injury. To learn more about how to prove pain and suffering in your personal injury case, please contact Franco Law Firm at (813)-872-0929.