As we’ve mentioned in previous months, including how much you need to be rewarded for pain and suffering is key to getting the reward you deserve. Various attorneys have created formulas or calculators that help define how much to charge and what should be included. In this week’s blog, we will tell you some of the most effective methods to obtain the sum you need and deserve.
In a car or fall accident, for example, there are two categories of damages: economic or specific damage and non-economic or general damage. The first type is generally straightforward to calculate because it is the one that you can see, either on your vehicle or on yourself, such as a bruise or a broken bone, the time you lost at work, etc. Therefore, as these damages are easy to identify, it will be easy to receive the reward you need.
The other types of damage that exist are psychological and emotional, which are not as easy to calculate as those mentioned above. The calculator to obtain a certain amount includes the following data:
- Medical expenses.
- Multiplier: This will depend on the seriousness of the damages you suffered and the impact they had on your daily life.
- Pain days: This allows you to put a monetary amount on your suffering. Generally, it is recommended that you put a price on each day that you spend suffering for the pain or psychological damage that the accident caused you. For example, you can say that you broke your foot, and for each day you had to wear a cast, charge $150. You multiply that amount by the number of days you suffered this pain, and you arrive at the amount that you should be compensated for.
You can use these two methods at the same time to be able to obtain a certain amount and choose a specific method as your case progresses. The first way to calculate would be to combine the information you have in the number one data (medical expenses) with the multiplier. The second way to calculate your pain and suffering is through the days of pain that you have suffered.
We hope that this information helps you arrive at the necessary amount that you should charge. Always remember to keep any records that can be used to prove pain with a doctor if possible. If you need help with a similar case, please contact us.