After you experience any kind of accident – whether it's a personal injury or an injury that happened due to someone else's negligence – you are bound to be shaken up in one way or another. You should be aware of the fact that you have the right to file a claim against the party that is responsible for your pain and suffering.
The things that you can receive financial compensation for include, but are not limited to, lost wages, scarring, medical bills and expenses, depression or anxiety, and property damage. If you are experiencing pain and suffering from an accident, the Schwartz Law Firm can help you through your darkest moments. Keep on reading to learn more about how you can receive pain and suffering compensation in New Orleans.
What Constitutes Pain and Suffering?
Pain and suffering include any physical or mental damages you may experience because of an injury or accident. There are two types of pain and suffering: physical pain and suffering and mental pain and suffering. Physical pain and suffering is anything you suffer from physical injuries. It doesn't only include what you have already experienced, but also physical injuries you may experience, or that may arise, in the future.
Mental pain and suffering include emotional distress, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), lack of energy and the loss of life's pleasures. Similar to physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering don't only encompass what you have already endured. It also includes what could potentially come up and affect your mental and/or emotional state in the future.
Receiving Pain and Suffering Compensation in New Orleans
The type of injury you experienced – and the extent of any medical treatments needed – are two main factors an insurance company takes into consideration when deciding pain and suffering. This is also in regards to the magnitude of pain and suffering you have sustained. To receive a substantial amount for your compensation, it is incredibly important that you document any and all instances of your pain and suffering.
If you need to seek a mental health professional for help, don't be afraid to reach out to one. For any pains you may be experiencing after your accident, it is important to ask your doctor for medication in order to feel better. Regularly photograph and date physical injuries that are visible, such as bruises, swelling, cuts or discoloration. Keep a journal or log of how you feel both physically and mentally each day, as well as if they are preventing you from participating in any kind of activity or living life to its fullest.
Contact a New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney
A seasoned and dedicated New Orleans personal injury attorney can help you through this trying time in your life. Trust in the Schwartz Law Firm's personal injury attorneys to help you receive the full amount of pain and suffering compensation that you deserve. There is no case too complicated for our experienced team of attorneys. We have two locations in Louisiana, one in Metairie and another in Baton Rouge. Feel free to call us at 504-837-2263 for your free initial consultation today.