Pain and suffering is a very large part of a personal injury settlement. What many may not realize is that future pain and suffering can often constitute a larger settlement than current or past pain and suffering. In the above David Azizi, an experience Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, explains some of the ways in which future pain and suffering is determined by both the jury and the lawyer that is representing a client. Whether someone was injured in a car accident or a slip and fall accident, there is a chance their future endeavors will be changed due to the injuries caused by the accident.
Assessing Pain and Suffering in Personal Injury Lawsuits
If a victim of a personal injury becomes disabled or is a quadriplegic or paraplegic, it will no longer be easy to get around. As Mr. Azizi mentioned, most people do not think twice when they need to make a quick trip to the grocery store or Walmart. They walk out their door, hop in their car or truck, drive to the store and run in to grab what they need. If an individual is wheelchair bound, this process can take much longer as they have to get in their wheelchair, find a handicap accessible exit to the building, they then have to take the proper steps of getting into and out of their car. As you can tell, this process can be quite difficult and taxing.
Wrongful Death Deprives the Family
In a wrongful death case, parents and loved ones will not be able to see that individual in the most important part of their lives. Parents may miss out on seeing their son or daughter graduate from high school or college. A husband may not get to experience the 25th wedding anniversary with his wife. These are all event that would have happened in the future but will not happen. This type of future pain and suffering is very hard to quantify.
How Personal Injury Lawyer David Azizi Can Help
As an experienced personal injury lawyer, David Azizi understands how to explain a proper settlement to the jury. Lawyers that have many years of experience in the courtroom can better explain the reason in which future pain and suffering can be even more difficult than past pain and suffering. If you have been hurt in a car accident, slip and fall accident or through an amputation please feel free to contact the Law Offices of David Azizi at 800-991-5292.