Q: How much is it possible to get for pain and suffering in a car accident?
A: Under Wisconsin personal injury law, a person who's injury was caused by the negligence of another may recover that sum of money that a jury decides will fairly and reasonably compensate them for their past pain, suffering, disability and/or disfigurement. That sum includes damages related to physical pain, humiliation, embarrassment, worry and distress suffered in the past as well as any impairment to normal activities, pleasures, and benefits of life. If there is medical support that such a person is reasonably certain to suffer such damages in the future, then he or she may recover those damages as well. There really is no objective way to determine this category of damage. Every case is different. If you had or have a serious injury, you should contact a reputable Wisconsin personal injury lawyer.
A: It will depend on the factors Mr. Pasternak mentioned and also the nature of the injury--does it show up clearly, like a fracture, or is it like back pain, which they will inevitably say is pre-existing. You should speak to an attorney who is a member of the Wisc. Assn for Justice --they give free consults.
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