Woodbridge, VA asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Virginia

Q: Is pain and suffering always based on medical bills for car accident ?

Hello, if a person was injured in car accident with serious pain and suffering, do they only base it on medical bills ? Or can they be determined by what the medical records state ? Thanks so much !

1 Lawyer Answer
Beau  Correll
Beau Correll
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Winchester, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: There are a lot of things that need to be unpacked in your question and frankly, you probably need a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. All that aside, if you are asked with regard to insurance companies they typically add up your medically necessary treatment, then low-ball you, then assign a pain and suffering multiplier, then low-ball you. Then they'll play around with you on the phone if you're unrepresented. An experienced personal injury lawyer should drive up your potential compensation to make it fair.

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