Many people wonder how they will afford paying for the damages acquired after a car accident. Especially after sustaining a serious injury, you may experience added stress as you try to balance paying for your expenses and focusing on recovery.

While your injuries may cost you expensive medical bills and lost wages, they might also cause ongoing physical pain and emotional distress.

What does pain and suffering look like?

Physical injuries are often easy to identity, if not by the surface-level abrasions and cuts, then by the constant and sometimes unbearable pain they can cause. Your physical injuries can make even simple day-to-day tasks all the more difficult. Broken bones and spinal cord injuries might even keep you from walking.

Mental and emotional injuries are less easy to identify, but they can be just as legitimate under a pain and suffering claim as physical pain. Suffering from these types of injuries can deeply impact your life and manifest in many ways, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • PTSD
  • Insomnia

Proving pain and suffering

You will need to provide your insurance company with ample proof that your car accident directly relates to your pain and suffering. To build a strong claim, here are just a few pieces of evidence that might support your case:

  • Photographs of your injuries or scars
  • Witness testimonies from friends and family
  • Doctors’ notes
  • Proof of medical treatment
  • Personal journals that document physical and emotional pain

Don’t hesitate to file a claim

When your injuries cause you constant discomfort or hinder your ability to function on a daily basis, don’t wait to file a personal injury claim for your pain and suffering. You may be able to receive the compensation you need to manage your injury and relieve your financial worries.