If you are involved in an auto accident and you are able to prove that the other driver caused the accident, you may seek damages for any pain and suffering or mental anguish you experienced resulting from the accident. There is no specific law that says how much money a jury should award a victim seeking such damages. You and your lawyer will attempt to calculate a monetary value based on the degree of pain and suffering and mental anguish you’ve suffered. That value will be based on a number of factors, including, the nature and severity and length of time you had to endure pain and suffering and mental anguish. If your injuries are so severe that it is reasonably certain that you will experience pain and suffering and/or mental anguish in the future, you may claim future pain and suffering and mental anguish damages.
In proving pain and suffering and mental anguish damages in an auto accident claim, you must prove that they resulted from the defendant’s negligence and caused said damages.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, seek legal help immediately. Jones & Jones PC Attorneys at Law have represented the people of South Alabama in civil cases for a number of years. Enlist their legal help by calling them at (334) 222-3161 or visiting their website.