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How is pain and suffering determined after a truck accident?

If you were involved in a truck accident in Montana, you could be eligible for compensation for various damages. These damages include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of consortium, property damage and pain and suffering. Pain and suffering is one of the most interesting damages that stem from a truck accident. So, how is pain and suffering determined following a truck accident?

For the most part, the following needs to be taken into account when trying to determine how much money you can receive for pain and suffering after a Belgrade truck accident:

  • The severity and location of any scars left behind
  • The severity of your overall injury
  • The time needed to recover
  • The possibility for continuing consequences from the crash
  • Amount of money that was claimed for special damages
  • Any socioeconomic factors
  • Damage caps for the state of Montana

Many cases use something known as the multiplier method. This is when the number of medical bills associated with the case is multiplied by a number between one and five. One is for minor injuries and five is for the most severe injuries suffered.

The other method is known as the per diem method. This is when you have to describe your pain on a daily basis and list all of the activities you can no longer perform due to your injury. You would then be compensated per day.

Now that you know how to determine pain and suffering after a truck accident, you can begin fighting for the compensation you deserve. Make sure you document everything following a truck accident so there are no questions that could lead to your case being dismissed.

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