Yes, pain and suffering damages are available to Texas residents injured through another party’s negligence. You can pursue these damages after a negligent car accident, a preventable slip-and-fall accident or even after a dog bite.
In this post, we will explore the pain and suffering damages typically available after a negligent injury. When you have accurate information, your journey towards getting the compensation you deserve is much less complicated.
What are pain and suffering damages?
You probably already understand the economic damages you can pursue after an injury. For example, you may recover the expenses your injury caused, such as medical bills and even lost wages. Noneconomic damages, including pain and suffering, address other losses suffered because of the injury. Examples of the noneconomic damages available in Texas include:
- Emotional or mental anguish
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of normal relations with loved ones (consortium)
- Loss of life enjoyment
If you win noneconomic damages after a negligent injury, you can meet the challenges that come with your new way of life. Such damages can also improve the way you live, especially if your injury was severe or catastrophic.
In most cases, you have only two years following the date of your injury to file for pain and suffering. If you wait too long to file, you risk losing the chance to improve life in the wake of your accident for you and your family. It is wise to increase your knowledge of accident and injury compensation laws to improve your odds of success. In most cases, a legal advocate can add strength to your claim.