December 09, 2019

How Is Pain and Suffering Calculated in Wisconsin Lawsuits?

After a serious injury, you’re not only suffering physically. You’re also suffering from intangible damages that don’t have a specific price tag but warrant compensation nonetheless. Unfortunately, these damages may be more difficult to assess the value of.

For example, how is pain and suffering calculated in Wisconsin lawsuits? These damages can be difficult to calculate without legal guidance, which means you may need to talk to a lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg. Our attorneys have the tools to guide you through your claim.

Your Injury Severity

When you’re hurt in an accident, the extent of your injury can make a difference. For example, the difference in severity between an incomplete and complete spinal cord injury can affect your compensation.

An incomplete spinal injury means your spine was damaged, but the pathways connecting your nerves to your brain weren’t severed. With this type of injury, you’ll likely be due pain and suffering damages for the effects of your injury. Such an injury can make it difficult to do things you once loved, for example, even if you’re not totally impaired.

However, a complete spinal cord injury severs your spinal cord completely, leaving you without sensation or movement below the injury point. Because your injury is much more severe and likely more permanent, you’ll likely receive more compensation for your pain and suffering.

The Impact on Your Life

A serious injury can affect your life in many ways, and that should factor into your compensation. For example, even non-economic damages that don’t seem as serious as others can impact your life greatly.

For example, let’s say you were injured, and now you suffer from mental distress and anxiety related to that incident. If you were involved in a car accident, you may be unable to drive until you overcome these feelings. That could leave you unable to drive yourself to work or to other locations.

When you’re considering how much your damages are worth, speak to your attorney about your life after your injury. You might have been impacted by your injuries in ways you don’t yet understand, and your attorney can help you put the right price tag on your settlement.

Get Full Compensation for Your Pain and Suffering

If you’ve been seriously injured because of someone else’s negligence, you’ll need to seek more than your economic damages. You also deserve non-economic damages, but how is pain and suffering calculated in Wisconsin lawsuits?

If you’re not sure how to calculate the value of your claim, speak with a lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg who can help you seek the full compensation you deserve. Starting with a free consultation, we’ll show you how much your claim is worth and how we can help.

When you’re ready to begin, reach out by calling 414-271-7007 or completing the online form below.