Physical and emotional injuries cause a variety of consequences. Pain and suffering is a term for the effects you have to deal with after an injury.
The effects of physical and emotional injuries make up pain and suffering. For example, the pain you feel physically after a car crash, or the emotional suffering you face when you can’t enjoy your life after a truck collision leaves you with a back problem.
Pain and suffering can go on for a lot longer than nearly any other category of damages. You may end up with chronic pain that lasts a lifetime. Think of the following medical conditions:
- Severe nerve damage
- Arthritis caused by injuries
- Blown discs in your back
- Traumatic injury to the neck, back, or brain
- Partial or full paralysis