In modern society, the idea of pain and suffering takes up a lot of focus in personal injury cases. The reason for that is mainly due to the fact that in a few high profile cases, the jury has awarded a ridiculously large sum of money. The media then takes these very rare instances and runs with the story, making it sound like all personal injury cases result in such vast amounts of money being awarded. This is simply not the case in most personal injury claims. That said, pain and suffering is very real and should be fairly compensated for, something you likely know if you’ve been badly injured in a car accident in Glendale, Arizona.
So, what exactly does the term “pain and suffering” entail? Well, first let’s look at the law. Under the law in Arizona, an at fault driver is required to return the person they injured to the “place and condition they found them in.” Obviously, you can’t magically make this happen. But there is a different solution that adequately holds the responsible party accountable, while ensuring the injured victim is fairly compensated.
According to the law, the negligent driver has to reimburse the person they injured for the pain and suffering the endured. Pain and suffering includes the inability to participate in normal activities, anxiety, frustration, depression, the pain endured while sitting in front of a computer or taking a walk, and any overall loss of enjoyment of life. Pain and suffering can encompass physical as well as emotional or psychological pain that might be experienced on a daily basis.
That said, pain and suffering is pretty broad and by no means is the list above a total and complete list of all the different kinds of pain and suffering. But, the point is that under the law, the party responsible must pay for the pain and suffering that resulted from the accident they caused. The skilled Glendale auto accident lawyers at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. may be able to help you hold negligent parties responsible for the pain and suffering they have brought upon you. Contact our personal injury law firm today for a free consultation of your case.