Yes. It is a type of damage that can result from your personal injuries.
It also includes loss of quality of life or loss of the ability to do what’s important to you. "Pain and suffering" is a category of damages that can result from an injury.
Other damages categories include loss of income, loss of future earning capacity, medical bills, future medical costs, and loss of physical and mental function.
All categories of personal injury damages can be compensated with money settlements or trial verdicts.
Accurately measuring and proving each of these harms, and getting fair compensation, is a complicated process with many pitfalls. This is why it is important to have an expert working on your case.
Do you have questions about how pain and suffering may impact your case value?
Click below to read some of our most common questions about the Pain and Suffering aspect of Personal Injury.