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If you are hurt in an accident, getting compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other economic losses is often straightforward. Your attorney presents documentation to the insurance company (or in court, if necessary) regarding those losses and you receive a monetary award to cover them. The more challenging part of a claim is proving that you deserve compensation for non-economic damages, more commonly known as pain and suffering.
To recover compensation for pain and suffering in Connecticut, you must present evidence regarding the physical, mental and emotional trauma caused by your physical injury. However, unlike medical bills and lost wages, the mental and emotional anguish you experience is hard to quantify, making it difficult for a jury to know how much compensation you deserve. Judges usually instruct juries to use their sound judgment and experiences to arrive at a fair and reasonable amount.
To help the jury ascertain a reasonable amount, your personal injury lawyer can present several forms of evidence that help explain the pain and suffering your injuries have inflicted on you. These are common types:
Once you establish that you are entitled to pain and suffering damages, calculating them is the next step. There are various ways to do this and it can be complicated, so it’s best to ask your lawyer to explain how it works. Unlike many states, Connecticut does not place a limit on the amount you can recover for pain and suffering.
At Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari, L.L.C. in Hamden and East Haven, our attorneys know how to present evidence to insurance companies and juries to help maximize the amount of compensation you receive. If you have been seriously injured, call 203-745-0942 or contact us online to speak with one of our injury attorneys today.
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