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Can I Be Compensated for Pain and Suffering After My Car Accident?


The short answer is “yes.” You can absolutely receive compensation for your pain and suffering after an auto accident. The real question is, “how much?”

Being involved in a car accident makes a major impact on your daily life. Along with physical injuries, damages to your vehicle and loss of wages, an auto collision can take its toll on you with emotional pain and suffering.

According to California law, those who have been injured due to negligence of others have the right to recover damages for both economic and non-economic losses. By working with an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can determine the amount of compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering and get help recovering those damages.

What is Included in Pain and Suffering?

Any loss you’ve suffered in relation to the collision can be considered pain and suffering. The defendant can and should be held financially responsible for these damages.

In California, this can include:

  • Disfigurement
  • Physical Impairment
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional Distress
  • Grief
  • Humiliation
  • Past and future physical pain
  • Past and future mental suffering
  • Past and future loss of the enjoyment of life

These losses are intangible, which makes it harder to calculate the damages. A personal injury attorney can help you determine how much compensation you are entitled to and present the evidence to the courts.

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help You Recover Pain and Suffering Damages at Trial?

To recover damages for pain and suffering, your lawyer will need to present strong evidence at trial. It’s important for you to be open with your lawyer and disclose any suffering you may have experienced as a result of the accident or your injuries. For example, if you are an avid swimmer and were unable to swim for a long period of time due to the collision, be sure your lawyer knows. Don’t hold back any small ways your life has been negatively impacted by the accident.

There are several factors that insurance companies take into consideration when determining your compensation, such as:

  • Severity of your injuries
  • The type of pain and discomfort that people normally suffer from your type of injuries
  • How your life, job and relationships have been affected by your injuries
  • How long it will take for your injuries to heal
  • If your injury with require additional care in the future

Make a list of every way you’ve been negatively affected and present it to your lawyer without holding back. Share everything openly so your legal representation can help you get the fair compensation you deserve.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been involved in a car accident and need help with your claim, contact the Law Offices of Michael A. Rabban at 818-272-8882 or visit www.rabbanlaw.com

No fee, no risk promise: we don’t get paid until you win.


Schedule a free case evaluation: (818) 272-8882


Michael A. Rabban

Attorney at Law


Michael A. Rabban has been regarded as one of the best Personal Injury lawyers in Los Angeles.

In 2009, he founded a very successful law practice that quickly garnered the respect of clients and peers alike.

He has handled cases involving work related accidents, car accidents, and many premises liability cases such as Slip and fall accidents, dog bite, and negligent security cases. To Michael, it had always been a life time dream to establish a practice who's mission was to treat each and every one of his clients with care, dignity and respect. He strives to afford every one of his cases, no matter how big or small, the time, effort and attention he or she deserves. He lives and breathes by the mantra that no person is without rights.

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I know many attorneys and was having a hard time deciding who to use. I was fortunate enough to make a great choice and pick Mr. Rabban to represent me. He is professional, knowledgeable, personable, and took the time to answer all questions. He would follow-up with me regularly and pay close attention to the details of my personal case. The outcome of his hard-work paid off and I thank him for that. I strongly suggest him to everyone seeking counsel.


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Los Angeles

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