You received injury in a motor vehicle crash weeks ago, but you continue to experience the negative impacts of it in your daily life. For instance, you keep experiencing debilitating headaches, and you are growing more and more depressed.
Sadly, these health issues are keeping you from being able to live your life to the fullest. The good news is that, if your accident was the result of another driver's negligence, you can pursue compensation through the civil court system.
Pain/suffering damage calculations
If you believe that a careless driver has caused you to pain/suffering, the court will require you to prove this. Pain/suffering refers to any physical harm or mental distress that your crash has caused. Seeking damages for such harm can often be difficult because evaluating it is a subjective process. The truth, though, is that it is possible to prevail in your claim and potentially receive a judicial award of monetary damages if you provide sufficient evidence to support your claim in court.
The various types of evidence you can gather to support your claim of pain/suffering include the report that the police likely filed following your collision. Other evidence you might want to collect includes your health care bills related to the accident. Your medical records, including documentation showing the prescription medicines that were a requirement for you following your crash, may also be helpful pieces of evidence.
In addition, you may want to ask your doctor to provide his or her notes to include with your evidence. Providing pictures of the physical injuries you suffered in the crash, as well as proof of all of the wages you lost due to the accident, is also a wise idea. The more evidence you collect, the greater your chance of winning the case.
How an attorney may help you following an injury-causing car collision
Consulting an attorney as soon as possible following a car accident that has caused you pain/suffering is a wise idea. Your attorney will provide you with the guidance you need to make a compelling claim by submitting the appropriate evidence. If you succeed in your personal injury claim, you may receive compensation that might help with addressing your pain/suffering as well as your health care bills and other accident-related losses in Virginia.