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Compensation For Pain And Suffering In Your Personal Injury Claim


Injured victims have the right to hold those at fault accountable for their medical costs and other losses. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your claim, you may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering. Our Maryland personal injury attorney explains more about your rights to these damages and the evidence needed in support of your case.

Damages In A Maryland Personal Injury Claim

Negligence is a common legal term in Maryland personal injury cases. It means taking reckless actions that put others at risk or failing to follow standard safety precautions. Serious personal injuries can happen as a result and may occur due to motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, or other situations.

You have the right to hold those at fault responsible for the losses you suffer as a result of their behavior. Under the Maryland Statutes, compensation awarded is referred to as damages. There are two common types of damages available in a Maryland personal injury claim:

  • Economic damages, which cover your actual costs. This includes both current and future medical care and losses in income or benefits.
  • Non-economic damages, which cover intangible losses. This is often referred to as pain and suffering and includes mental anguish, post-traumatic stress, and lost enjoyment in life.

Evidence Needed To Get Compensation For Pain And Suffering 

You may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering whether you file a claim through insurers or pursue a personal injury lawsuit through the Maryland Civil Court. In either case, you will need to provide evidence to prove you suffered both economic and non-economic losses. This should include:

  • Police reports detailing the scene of your accident;
  • Any photos you took and surveillance footage from nearby cameras;
  • Witness statements;
  • Statements from your medical providers, including any therapists or counseling services;
  • Medical records showing your symptoms and the impact of your injuries on your health and mobility;
  • Records of all medications you are prescribed, including those for anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, or depression;
  • Statements from you, your employer, your family, and friends detailing the impact of your accident and how your injuries affect your daily life.

To Get The Compensation You Are Entitled To, Contact Our Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal injuries in Maryland often happen due to the negligence of others. You have the right to hold the at fault party accountable for tangible and intangible losses you suffer as a result. At Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP we provide the trusted, experienced legal representation you need to ensure you get the maximum amount you are entitled to. Give us a call or contact our office online and request a consultation with our Maryland personal injury attorneys today.




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