How Does Pain and Suffering Factor into my Monmouth County Personal Injury Lawsuit?

We're Proud to Serve the Members of NJEA, UFCW Local 1262, and the NJ Policemen's Benevolent Association.

Contact Our Office

We Accept the Following Payment Options

Category Archives: Dog Bites

How Does Pain and Suffering Factor into my Monmouth County Personal Injury Lawsuit?

How Does Pain and Suffering Factor into my Monmouth County Personal Injury Lawsuit?In general terms, when a victim retains counsel and files claim the goal of a personal injury attorney is to reach a settlement amount or be awarded an amount through trial that will restore your life to what it was before the negligent party caused your injury. In many cases, that is not exactly possible, so the goal then becomes to try and mitigate the negative impact on the victim long term as much as possible. As such, you sue for medical costs: it is not fair to be expected to pay for injuries caused by a third party; and you sue for lost wages: if your injury leaves you unable to work you deserve to be compensated.  But what about “pain and suffering”?  What are they, and how do they factor into your personal injury claim?

Pain in a NJ Personal Injury Case

Pain refers specifically to the physical discomfort felt by your body as a result of your injury.  Many types of accidents including home accidents, construction accidents, auto accidents, slip and falls, and many others can leave you with a persistent ache or pain in your body, or a pain that is triggered by moving in certain ways.  The physical pain that one sometimes endures as a result of a serious accident can and should be accounted for when negotiating a personal injury settlement.

Suffering in a NJ Personal Injury Case

Suffering in a NJ Personal Injury CaseSuffering, on the other hand, is a bit more difficult to define, but it addresses the emotional states you may feel as a result of your accident.  Emotions like depression, anger, anxiety, frustration, embarrassment, loneliness, humiliation, and despair can all be considered negative consequences of a serious accident, and fall under the category of suffering.  Just like physical suffering, these conditions can all stem as a result of your accident, and the injured party has the right to seek compensation for them.  

There are many ways an accident can have long term effects on your lifestyle and well being.  Many people adjust differently to their changed circumstance.  A facial injury can cause humiliation and social distress in some, while in others cause frustration over new limitations and requirements in others.  All of these responses are valid, and worthy of compensation.  

An experienced personal injury lawyer can help a victim understand what levels of compensation are appropriate and expected according to their particular injury.  There are many factors to consider when calculating pain and suffering, and it is important to find legal counsel who know how to win the best settlement possible.  

Pain and Suffering in a Asbury Park Injury Case

It is a difficult but necessary reality that the pain and suffering endured by an accident victim is compensated with money, but it is the best way to receive compensation for your emotional and physical pain.  Financial remuneration can help to rebuild your life, and start you on the path to recovery.  

In modern society, pain and suffering damages have received a negative connotation.  Most people do not understand that for the victims of negligence, they would rather have their pre-accident lives back rather than any amount of money, but the truth is they are being fairly compensated for the damage done to their lives.  

Contact Our West Long Branch Personal Injury Attorneys Today

You should never feel guilty for seeking compensation for another party’s negligence or violation of the law as it relates to the pain and suffering it has caused in your life.  At the law firm of Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington, we vigorously fight for the rights of accident victims, and work to ensure fair compensation for your personal injury claim.  If you or a loved one has been injured by another party’s negligence or misconduct, contact our Monmouth County offices today for a free consultation.  Contact us online or by phone at (732) 440-3950 to discuss your options.

Monmouth County, NJ Personal Injury Depositions

Most personal injury cases result in a settlement outside of the courtroom. This is due to a litany of reasons including both parties wanting to avoid the costs of litigation, the extended timelines, and the risks involved in a court trial. However, even personal injury cases which never are heard by a judge are still serious legal… Continue Reading

Expert Witnesses Used in Monmouth County, NJ Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury claims are not nearly as dramatic as courtroom dramas we see on TV, films, or in John Grisham novels. However, many of the same concepts do translate into real life legal practice. One of those concepts is the usage of expert witnesses. Experts within personal injury cases are primarily used to give sworn testimony as… Continue Reading

Severe Injuries Demand Higher Personal Injury Compensation

No two injuries are exactly alike. This may seem obvious, but the nature and severity of your injuries can have a material impact on the compensation to which you may be entitled through a personal injury claim. Victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, defective product accidents, and any other type of accident may need to… Continue Reading

“My Child’s Injury Claim and the Settlement Process”

Pursuing an injury claim, whether it be from an accident in a supermarket, bar or restaurant, in a hotel or casino, a swimming pool, a construction site, or in an apartment or home, can be a difficult endeavor at the best of times.  Pursuing a personal injury claim for your child can be an even… Continue Reading

What Matters Most

  • You gave me strength, support, comfort, and beyond powerful legal assistance, you gave extra kindness and generosity beyond expectation, as if you were my brother, beyond normal, in the realm of righteous.

Ready to Represent You

Chamlin, Rosen, Uliano & Witherington of West Long Branch, New Jersey, provides representation throughout Monmouth County including Asbury Park, Belmar, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold, Hazlet, Holmdel, Howell, Lake Como, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manasquan, Marlboro Township, Middletown, Neptune, Oakhurst, Ocean Township, Redbank, Shrewsbury, Spring Lake, Tinton Falls, Wall Township, West Long Branch, and Freehold Township; Ocean County including Bayville, Brick, Jackson, Lakewood, Lakewood Township, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, and Toms River; Middlesex County including East Brunswick, Milltown, New Brunswick, Old Bridge Township, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy, South River, and Spotswood.

monmouth county lawyer map

Contact Our Office

Not sure where to begin? We welcome all inquiries and will help in whatever way we can.