If you have suffered injuries in a Texas car accident through no fault of your own, the emotional effects can be just as significant as the physical and financial ones. Fortunately, Texas courts recognize these losses and allow victims to recover their costs. Our experienced lawyers at Mott & Moffett can help you calculate your pain and suffering damages accurately and fight for the compensation you deserve.
We have proudly represented Texas car accident victims for many years. Our compassionate lawyers listen to your story and take your best interest into account when handling every aspect of your claim, including recovering pain and suffering damages. We always strive to hold the liable party accountable for their negligent actions and advocate for a fair settlement with insurance companies and in court, if necessary. With our extensive knowledge, you can understand the full scope of your claim and the damages you can collect.
What Is Considered Pain and Suffering in Texas?
While economic damages, like medical bills and lost wages, are relatively simple to identify and calculate, pain and suffering are more complex. In Texas, most emotional, mental, and psychological damages qualify as pain and suffering. Examples of these non-economic losses include the following:
- Physical pain and discomfort
- Long-term disability and disfigurement
- Permanent body function loss
- Emotional distress
- Mental trauma
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Anxiety and stress
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of ability to engage in activities
During your free consultation, we carefully listen to your story and review the details of your claim to determine the costs you can recover and how to calculate your non-economic damages accurately. Our considerate lawyers always have your best interests and unique needs in mind when making these calculations, so you can rest assured you are in the best hands.
How to Prove Pain and Suffering After a Texas Car Accident
If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you are responsible for proving the liable party’s action directly caused the accident and your damages. While this may seem daunting, our lawyers can help you gather and present essential evidence to strengthen your claim. The following documents and information may serve as proof of pain and suffering:
- Medical records
- Diagnostic testing
- Photos and videos of your injuries
- Medical bills
- Psychiatric records
- Personal statements
- Witness testimony
Another way to demonstrate your pain and suffering after a car accident is by journaling your emotional experience. You can write about how you feel, the appointments you attend each day, how your life has changed, and how your injuries have affected you psychologically. This helps demonstrate the impact of the liable party’s negligence on you, giving you a better chance of receiving just compensation.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Skilled Texas Car Accident Lawyer at Mott & Moffett Today
If you have suffered injuries in a Texas car accident due to another person’s negligence, you should put your recovery first instead of worrying about the legal process. With our Mott & Moffett lawyers by your side, you do not have to go through it alone. We allow you to put your health first and help you make the best decisions for your future. Our devoted lawyers get to the heart of every case and fight tirelessly to share the damages you sustained and achieve a fair settlement.
When recovering damages, several factors can impact how much you collect, including pain and suffering. Our knowledgeable and professional lawyers understand how to calculate these damages to assess their value correctly. We use our top-notch litigation and negotiation skills to fiercely advocate for you every step of the way. While we do everything we can to settle your claim outside of court, we are prepared to go to trial if necessary. To learn more about the pain and suffering damages you can recover, call 888-596-6582 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.