Ottawa personal injury cases and award amounts.
Compensation for Chronic Pain Injury
I often have people call me and describe their Ottawa accident to me and what has happened to them as the result of an accident in Ontario. They have many questions. The two that I get asked the most are:
Do I have a case and how much is my case worth?
While every case is different, as all personal injuries and all individuals are different, there are often similarities that run throughout similar cases.
We worked closely with “JM” to ensure she received maximum compensation for her injuries. JM was a 58-year-old woman from Embrun, Ontario. One day, she was a passenger in a car driven by her husband. As he went to turn left , they were hit by another vehicle.
Injuries Resulting From Accident:
Compensation For Chronic Pain Injury:
After tough negotiations, we were able to get the insurance company to settle without them having to go to court. JM received $ 240,000 from the tort action and another $325,000 from her Ontario Accident Benefits Insurer. While this $565 000 will never erase the damage that has been done, it can help JM and her husband adjust to a new life with rehabilitation, benefits and support. While we wish we could take back the accident for them, we are grateful to have met them and were able to change their lives in some for the better. Moving forward, we wish them well…
Our Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You:
Our team of dedicated Ontario injury lawyers are always available by phone, email or visit should you have a question, we would be happy to provide you with free legal advice and steer you in the right direction. We understand that you may not know where to start. This is normal. Whether you decide to start a case or not, it’s best you know your options so you can make an informed decision. You owe it to yourself and your family.
For more information that relates to compensation for chronic pain and psychological injuries, visit www.ottawainjury.ca/chronic-pain or www.ottawainjury.ca/psychological-and-mental-injuries
* Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.
Calculating your compensation for pain and suffering can be challenging . In Ontario, damages for pain and suffering refer to the amount of compensation an accident victim should be compensated for because of the pain and suffering the person they have endured and most likely will continue to endure. Pain and suffering damages can be awarded for the future, for the present, or for the past, depending on the personal injuries, when they happened and how serious and life altering they are. More specifically, if a person was in an Ontario car accident, and remained in pain for an entire year, and is only now settling the claim with the insurance company, they would likely get compensation for pain and suffering damages for the entire year they were in pain.
What are damages for pain and suffering?
As a personal injury lawyer, I help accident victims obtain an expert opinion that states whether or not this pain and suffering will have life long implications and if so, help them get the maximum lifelong compensation they will need. Notably, future damages are more difficult to obtain than past or present damages, because victims cannot have personal documentation of his or her future pain but that is where the help of an Ontario personal injury lawyer comes in. An accident victim can have documentation, i.e., medical records, video, pictures etc, of present or past pain. One of the difficult parts of settling an Ontario personal injury claim is that unlike medical bills, or lost wages, pain and suffering will cost a person an undetermined amount of money and compensation.
How much is pain and suffering worth?
The amount is open to interpretation. So how do people generally place a dollar value, when requesting a settlement from an insurance company? Many insurance companies take each personal injury and assess it based on individual merit. Some insurance companies use calculating software programs to determine payout amounts. Other insurance companies base the amount they will pay out generally on how much they have paid on past similar personal injury cases and circumstances. There are many different theories on the methods for calculating pain and suffering . The main thing to remember is each case is unique and what’s most important is that above all accident victims get maximum compensation. Some insurance companies try to determine how many days you have or will endure pain and how much each of those days of pain is worth in dollar value. Then multiply the number of days by the amount you valued the pain and suffering at. This is precisely why a top Ontario personal injury lawyer is essential. I have had many accident victims come to me who really needed my help. They tried working directly with their insurance companies, but realised that it was complicated and got the feeling that the insurance company wasn’t necessarily looking out for their best interest.