Can You Receive Compensation for Chronic Pain Caused by an Accident?

An estimated 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain of some kind. This is defined as pain that lasts longer than 6 months, and can vary in type and intensity. Chronic pain can be the result of nervous system trauma, soft tissue trauma, whiplash and other severe injuries. And oftentimes these serious injuries result from an auto accident.

Chronic pain results not only in physical and mental suffering, but it can also affect a person’s lifestyle and their ability to work. Sometimes it requires ongoing medical treatments, such as physical therapy, injections or even multiple surgeries.

Proving Chronic Pain

In some cases, the source of a person’s pain is fairly clear. MRIs, CT scans and other diagnostic tools can show certain injuries. However, these tools do not pick up most soft tissue injuries. Because there might not be “objective” evidence of chronic pain, insurance companies may try to deny claims or downplay the injury.

When you suffer from chronic pain, your doctor will probably give you an ongoing treatment plan to address your symptoms. In order to cover these long-term costs, your attorney will likely seek damages for pain and suffering. If your accident has resulted in chronic pain, it is important to retain all relevant medical documentation. If the insurance company does not agree that your injuries are severe enough to warrant pain and suffering damages, your case might end up going to trial. In that case, your attorney might utilize the medical testimony of your doctor to prove the severity of your injuries and chronic pain. You might also need a medical expert to testify about the long-term treatment your injuries will require.

Obtaining compensation for chronic pain resulting from an accident can be quite complicated. It is important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you prove your case and stand up to the insurance companies who are downplaying your suffering.

“Chronic pain is a very real condition that many car accident victims experience. These victims deserve to be compensated for their suffering,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

Recent Posts
Popular Tags

Walter Clark Legal Group

Walter Clark Legal Group