What Are My General Damages In A Personal Injury Case And What Is Pain And Suffering, In any personal injury case, there is a lot more than you can recover in addition to your medical bills, lost earnings and prescription bills and out-of-pocket expenses. Any of our clients can collect this information and that’s not why you need an attorney. The reason why our clients hire us is to provide them with the compensation that they deserve for their general damages that must be awarded in addition to their medical bills, lost earnings and out-of-pocket expenses.
Under Ohio law, all of our personal injury clients are entitled to be paid fully for all of their general damages that include their pain and suffering. Pain and suffering is a significant damage category that includes your anxiety or mental suffering relating to your injuries, limitations and restrictions and concerns about your ongoing pain including worries about your future pain and suffering that is reasonable to occur. Mental suffering and anxiety is the emotional distress of your mind that includes frustration or embarrassment caused by your injuries, restrictions and limitations.
In order to document your pain and suffering damages, it is critical that you take notes that remind you about your fear and anxiety when you heard the impact, when you were thrown forward and backwards in your vehicle and when you had anxiety and stress when you feared that your vehicle kept going until you came to a final resting position.
It is important that you document your thoughts immediately after the crash occurred. Document whether you were concerned about your car and the damage to your car; whether you were concerned about your injuries, limitations and restrictions and the severity of those injuries. Document whether you felt like you were going to lose your life. Document whether your airbags deployed document the full extent and damage to your vehicle and document all of your injuries, limitations and restrictions.
The other general damages that you are entitled to include your loss of enjoyment of life, your inability to perform your usual activities, permanent injuries and future medical care and expenses.
A loss of enjoyment of life involves a loss caused by a total and partial reduction in all of the activities that brought you joy and satisfaction.
An inability to perform your usual activities includes all of your restrictions and limitations are limiting your ability to perform all of your usual activities.
Your permanent injuries and your future medical care and expenses are the most important damage category. If any of your Personal injuries, restrictions and limitations are permanently impaired, you can recover the medical costs and expenses for all future medical care and treatment. It is critical that your treating physician provides documentation that confirms that in their opinion, it is probable that your injuries sustained in the incident are permanent and that you will likely sustain future medical expenses for your future medical care and treatment.