Accidents happen, but some accidents occur as a result of the negligent actions of others. If you are injured in an accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit. These lawsuits allow you to seek financial compensation from the party at-fault for causing your accident.
While most people know that compensation for medical bills and lost wages can be sought through a personal injury case, few people know that general compensatory damages can also be asked for when filing a lawsuit.
When there is enough evidence to prove that another person was at fault for the car accident you were involved in, it can be relatively easy to receive compensation for your medical bills; however, collecting compensation for pain and suffering can be a little harder. Pain and suffering is something that insurance companies and courts often award money for, but it is not something they automatically offer. Here are several things you should know about pain and suffering compensation for your car accident claim.