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The pain and suffering settlement amount in any car accident case should never be based on the speeds or perceived severity of the impact. In reality, even relatively minor collisions can cause extensive damages to passengers and drivers, depending on the placement of their body at the time of the crash. In short, valuing a personal injury claim involving pain and suffering will require an in-depth look into the specific nature of the injuries causing the pain and suffering, and based on the value and extent of these injuries, a general estimate of the value of pain and suffering can be made. Without the insight and advice of legal counsel, however, any attempted valuation of a claims case is essentially erroneous.
Other considerations factoring into the valuation of pain and suffering include the following:
For more information and insight into you own auto accident claims settlement, consult with an auto accident lawyer to gather case-specific determinations, including estimates on the value of your damages, including the value of pain and suffering in your case.