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What Exactly Is Meant By Pain and Suffering Damages?

Posted by Frank Spector | Sep 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Over this past a weekend a visitor to our website was looking for information about how to determine the amount of pain and suffering damages in a case.  The question is one which I felt was important enough to blog about.

In any type of personal injury case: medical malpractice, wrongful death, automobile accident, etc., the injured person is permitted under the law to seek compensation-known as damages.  Today's blog focuses in on pain and suffering damages.

When you have been injured, the law recognizes that the effects of such injury may include permanent pain and mental anguish which has occurred in the past and may continue into the future.

In cases where there has been disfigurement, the law allows a claim for compensation for the humiliation and embarrassment that goes along with having a disfiguring injury.

The amount of such damages differs from case to case and depends on the specific facts. However, in Maryland, there is a limit by law as to the maximum amount an injured person can recover for pain and suffering damages.  This is known as the “cap.”  The amount of the “cap” depends on the nature of the injury (i.e auto accident or medical malpractice) and the date when the injury took place.

At Frank Spector Law we can answer any question you have about pain and suffering damages.  Just call us toll free at 1-800-299-HURT or email us at [email protected]. Or fill out any of the contact form on this page or any page on our website.

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