What Constitutes Emotional Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?

Serving Greater Vancouver and Nearby Areas of British Columbia

If you are wondering “do I have a case?” following a personal injury in British Columbia, you may also be wondering what damages you may be entitled to. Typically, damages in a personal injury lawsuit will include property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. But what exactly is “emotional pain and suffering?”

Defining Emotional Pain and Suffering

To determine pain and suffering, the court will need to look at factors including:

• The permanent impact of your injuries
• Your likelihood of recovery
• What will be required to recover
• Your injuries impact on your daily routine
• Your injuries impact on your future happiness
• Your injuries impact on your financial security
 

If you have suffered damages that would cause a normal person to experience emotional turmoil such as depression, agitation, or fear, you can seek compensation for the impact your injuries will have on your quality of life.

It is difficult to place a price on emotional wellbeing. The compassionate attorneys at Stephens & Holman will carefully evaluate the way your injury has affected your life, and seek maximum compensation for all of your suffering.

If you live anywhere in British Columbia and have suffered an injury due to someone else’s behavior, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Stephens & Holman to schedule a free initial consultation today.