You may have heard the phrase "pain and suffering," but wonder what it actually means. Maybe you even think that people who sue someone for "pain and suffering" don't really deserve that extra compensation.
Or, if you've been seriously injured in an accident, you may know all too well the reality of the pain and suffering you experience.
Any accident victim will tell you there's nothing they wouldn't give to have their old lives back again. However, compensation for "pain and suffering" attempts to make up for the hardships the accident victim endures.
When we say "pain and suffering," we're talking about a variety of ways that an accident can affect your life.
Under Pennsylvania law, you can receive compensation for a list of things that fall under the category of "Noneconomic Loss," including:
In addition, the spouse of an injured victim can receive money for "Loss of Consortium," which means that they've lost companionship and the ability to be close to their husband or wife.