Can I recover damages for pain and suffering after being hit by a drunk driver?

If you were hit by a drunk driver, it’s understandable that you may be in a lot of pain and emotional distress. It can be a traumatic experience that not only leaves you with physical injuries but also has a significant impact on your mental health. Fortunately, the law provides for recovery of damages for pain and suffering after being hit by a drunk driver.

Pain and suffering are considered non-economic damages, meaning that they are not quantifiable in terms of money. However, these damages are still compensable under the law. When you file a personal injury claim against a drunk driver, you can seek compensation for the following:

  1. Physical pain and suffering: This refers to the physical discomfort you experienced as a result of the accident. This includes any ongoing pain or discomfort, as well as any limitations to your ability to perform certain activities.
  2. Emotional pain and suffering: This includes the emotional distress and mental anguish that you may have experienced as a result of the accident. This can include anxiety, depression, fear, and other forms of emotional trauma.
  3. Loss of enjoyment of life: If your injuries have prevented you from participating in activities that you once enjoyed, you may be able to seek compensation for the loss of enjoyment of life.

When determining the amount of damages for pain and suffering, there are several factors that the court will consider, including the severity of your injuries, the duration of your recovery, and the impact on your daily life. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you calculate the appropriate amount of damages for your pain and suffering.

If you have been hit by a drunk driver, it is essential that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The Ruth Law Team has years of experience in handling personal injury cases and can provide you with the legal support and guidance you need. Our team can help you build a strong case and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (888) 783-8378 to schedule a free consultation.

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Please note that the answers for each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.