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What Is a Pain and Suffering Settlement?

Pain and Suffering Settlement


Accidents can happen at a moment’s notice due to brief carelessness or lack of attention. If you’ve suffered a personal injury in a car collision, slip-and-fall, or any type of accident due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries in the form of a pain and suffering settlement.

Filing a Pain and Suffering Claim

To successfully file a claim against the other party’s insurance company, you must prove they are at-fault and that you have suffered pain and suffering or financial losses due to their negligence. Pain and suffering losses, or damages, are often more difficult to prove than financial ones. Such damages include any recurring pain, disability, physical impairment, disfigurement, mental anguish, or inconvenience you’ve suffered as a result of your injury.

Factoring Your Pain and Suffering Compensation

When calculating your pain and suffering compensation, insurance companies will consider the following:

  • The severity of your sustained injuries
  • Your level of pain and discomfort resulting from your sustained injuries
  • How your injuries have impacted your life, job, relationships, or funds
  • The amount of medical care you required for your sustained injuries
  • Your recovery time

Aggressive Legal Representation

Because insurance companies will aggressively contest your claims, evidence of your pain and suffering must be presented to the court in a way that is easy to comprehend and compensate. This is why it is so critical to have a team of professionals representing your best interests.

Let the team at Lanzotti & Rau help you maximize your compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced as a result of a personal injury. Call us today at 573-335-9300 for any questions you may have or to schedule a consultation from one of our experienced attorneys.