How Does Oregon Calculate Pain and Suffering?
We know that a crash can cause significant physical injury. You should also note that it can also cause significant mental trauma that can be much more difficult to endure over time. Mental trauma can give you legal rights to recover additional compensation outside of the expenses.
Below, we’ll explain how the courts and insurance adjusters may look at your emotional damages to determine how much you may recover. Multiple factors come into play when estimating the full value of your case, and recognizing just how much you may recover can give you peace of mind.
How Severe Your Injury Is
Your injury’s severity is a direct impact on your pain and suffering. The more severe your injury is, the more suffering you endure, which means you may be able to recover more compensation for your damages. Some states apply a number between one and five to your injury’s severity and multiply your economic compensation.
The Impact On Your Quality of Life
When a severe injury causes a significant impact on your quality of life, this has to be something to consider when determining how much non-economic compensation you may recover. Mental trauma can cause you to experience triggers, fear, anxiety, and more.
The more the crash causes mental trauma, the more you may be able to recover.
Proving Mental Trauma After a Crash
It’s vital to ensure that you take steps to receive a proper diagnosis regarding your mental trauma. You should seek therapy and see a medical professional who can diagnose you with anxiety, fear, depression, or another disorder that may stem from the accident.
If you suffer emotional damages because of a car accident, you should work with our Salem car accident attorneys to explain what rights you have. At The Gatti Law Firm, we’ll take the time to review your case and determine how we may be able to protect your rights along the way. Let us help maximize the compensation you may recover.