If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled by law to certain money damages. These usually include payment for your medical bills, lost wages, and something called “Pain and Suffering“. Calculations for Medical bills and lost wages are usually very easy – if you have a $5,000 medical bill, the at fault party owes you $5,000 to pay for that bill. But money damages for physical pain and mental suffering is much more difficult and subjective to calculate.
Here are some of the factors that help determine the value of physical pain and mental suffering. Keep in mind that a jury usually makes this valuation, and settlements are usually based on how a jury might value the case.