Pain and Suffering

Most injuries have economic consequences to the victim. For example, there may be unpaid medical bills, lost wages, nursing and child care expenses. These economic damages are quantifiable and can be awarded in a lawsuit. Frequently, the most significant injuries suffered by the victim cannot be quantified. These damages include pain and suffering, disfigurement, embarrassment, humiliation, and not being able to enjoy the pleasures of life. The experts in pain and suffering settlements are the twelve men and woman of the jury. After hearing all of the evidence during the trial, the jury is charged with the responsibility of determining the dollar amount of the pain and suffering settlement needed to fairly compensate victims for their injuries.