When individuals suffer a personal injury, the impact on their bodily and emotional well-being can be quite burdensome. The assessment of compensation in legal matters heavily relies on the pain and suffering experienced as a result of another person's negligence or deliberate actions. At The Licatesi Law Group, we acknowledge the significant consequences of these injuries and are dedicated to assisting victims in obtaining the highest possible financial restitution they are entitled to according to New York legislation.

            Pain and suffering damages encompass not only quantifiable medical bills and lost wages, but also the physical and emotional anguish resulting from an injury. In the legal context of New York, these damages are divided into two main types. Physical pain and suffering refer to the actual discomfort and distress that arise from long-lasting injuries, including intense agony, ongoing discomfort during the healing process, and any lasting physical consequences. Examples of these kinds of injuries include enduring the intense agony of a fractured bone, such as a broken leg, severe burns which cause intense agony, along with the difficulties of healing and the potential for enduring physical repercussions, such as scarring. Another example is individuals experiencing chronic back pain following an injury endure enduring discomfort that has a substantial impact on their everyday lives and activities. These examples highlight the various ways in which physical pain and suffering become evident following injury.

On the other hand, emotional pain and suffering explore the psychological consequences of an injury, encompassing the impact of anxiety, sadness, PTSD, diminished life satisfaction, and any emotional anguish caused by the trauma. Emotional anguish and distress encompass a variety of encounters, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can emerge following a catastrophic incident such as a vehicle accident, and is characterized by symptoms such as recurring memories, disturbing dreams, and intense anxiety. Moreover, the psychological impact of a severe injury might result in a reduced capacity to derive pleasure from life, as individuals struggle with their incapacity to engage in previously valued activities, so lowering their overall level of life satisfaction. Dealing with the emotional consequences of an injury can lead to illnesses such as depression and anxiety, which can have a negative effect on both daily functioning and overall mental well-being. These instances demonstrate the various and profound impacts that mental distress and agony may have on an individual's life.

Assessing the amount of compensation for pain and suffering is inherently difficult because it is based on personal experiences and emotions, and does not have a definite monetary value like economic damages such as medical expenses or lost income. However, determining appropriate compensation requires taking into account other aspects. The extent of injuries is a crucial consideration; injuries that are more severe and incapacitating, particularly those that cause long-term impairment or disability, frequently lead to greater compensation for pain and suffering. The length of the healing period is another crucial factor; longer recovery periods indicate prolonged periods of pain and distress, which can justify greater compensation amounts. In addition, the evaluation includes an assessment of the effects on daily activities such as employment, hobbies, and relationships. The psychological ramifications, taking into account identified illnesses such as anxiety, depression, or PTSD, have a substantial impact on the overall harm experienced. Comprehensive recording of medical records, expert testimonials, and evidence demonstrating the extent of the injuries' impact on the victim's life enhances the argument for seeking compensation for pain and suffering.

At The Licatesi Law Group, we possess a comprehensive understanding of the complexities involved in establishing pain and suffering damages in the state of New York. Our experienced lawyers are proficient in engaging in negotiations with insurance companies and utilizing the legal system to obtain the rightful compensation for our clients. We are unwavering champions of justice, persistently striving to secure the highest possible reimbursement for our clients' injuries. Insurance companies frequently endeavor to mitigate pain and suffering damages in order to decrease their financial disbursements. This is where our specialized knowledge and skills become vital. We possess extensive knowledge and expertise in the strategies utilized by insurance companies, including prominent entities like Geico and Chubb. Our legal team have the expertise to construct persuasive arguments that effectively demonstrate the full magnitude of our clients' distress, guaranteeing that they obtain the appropriate recompense they are justly entitled to.

Pain and suffering damages are an essential element of personal injury compensation, symbolizing the intangible impact of an incident on an individual's life. The Licatesi Law Group is committed to providing guidance to our clients in navigating the intricate aspects of the law, ensuring that their physical and emotional distress is acknowledged and appropriately compensated.  If you or someone you care about has suffered a personal injury incident, be certain that our staff is fully equipped to vigorously advocate for your rights and secure the highest possible compensation. Contact us today at (516) 227-2662 for your free consultation.