Can I Sue for Pain and Suffering after a Car Accident in Wisconsin?
The Short Answer is: Yes,
But for less serious injuries, it may not be worth it.
Unlike tangible expenses like medical bills, pain and suffering is harder to prove and equate with a dollar amount. Pain and suffering refers to stress caused by the accident or injuries. Many sources of pain and suffering, like whiplash, last for years and are difficult for others to see. Insurance companies calculate pain and suffering based on the severity of your injuries—generally by multiplying the cost of your medical expenses by one to five depending on how severe and permanent the injury is.
For some minor injuries, the amounts that could potentially be awarded for pain and suffering may not be worth the time and effort they take to receive. However, if your injuries and expenses are having a significant effect on your life, making a claim for pain and suffering could be well worth your while.
Fighting for pain and suffering compensation when you’re already dealing with medical care and recovery is not something most people have the time, energy, or know-how to do on their own. The top Milwaukee car accident attorneys at Warshafsky Law offer free consultations to assess your case. Find out if suing for pain and suffering is likely to be worth it for you.INJURED? TAKE ACTION
Warshafsky Gets Insurance Companies to Pay Pain and Suffering Settlements
When dealing with insurance companies it's important to remember that they aren't going to offer you what you deserve for your pain and suffering if they don't have to. They'll offer you what they think you'll accept. Warshafsky Law knows that it IS about the money and we're prepared to go to court to get you the compensation you deserve.
We've brought lawsuits against nearly any car insurance company you can think of, including:
- State Farm
- All State
- American Family
- The Hartford
- Liberty Mutual
- Artisan Truckers Casualty
- West Bend
- National General
- Amica Mutual
- Partners Mutual
- American Standard
- Auto Club
Warshafsky Gets Compensation For Our Clients, No Matter How They're Suffering
Whether you're suffering from broken bones and cuts, or less visible pain like emotional distress, financial trouble or loss of consortium, Warshafsky Law will always fight to get you covered for your accident.
- Medical care (including hospital stay, medications, physical therapy, and any other medical expenses)
- Lost Wages (including loss of income and loss of earning capacity)
- Property damage (for repair or replacement of your car and its contents)
- Pain and suffering (pain and discomfort during, immediately after, and ongoing long-term as a result of the accident)
- Emotional distress (sleep loss, fear, anxiety—sometimes falls under pain and suffering)
- Loss of enjoyment (inability to enjoy certain hobbies and other activities)
- Loss of consortium (damage to your relationship with your spouse because of their injury)
- Punitive damages (basically to punish the negligent party for their reckless conduct)