If you have sustained injuries as a result of someone’s negligent actions, you may be able to recover monetary damages for pain and suffering.
In Massachusetts, you can only be awarded damages for pain and suffering resulting from an automobile accident if your claims are reasonable and the necessary medical expenses amount to $2,000.00 or more. If your medical bills amount to less than $2,000.00, you may still be able to recover pain and suffering damages if the accident resulted in death, partial or full loss of a body part, permanent disfigurement, loss of sight or hearing, and/or broken bones.
Monetary pain and suffering damages can be awarded for physical and mental distress caused by injury, aches, pains, temporary and permanent physical restrictions, potential life shortening, depression, embarrassment from scars or loss of limb, etc.
Pain and suffering damages can be awarded above and beyond medical bills, future medical bills, lost wages, and future wages.
For pain and suffering regulations specific to your area, contact a local attorney or advocate.
If you believe you or a loved one is entitled to pain and suffering damages, please fill out the form provided on this website for a free evaluation from an attorney.