Pain and Suffering

Definition - What does Pain and Suffering mean?

Pain and suffering is the physical and emotional anguish or distress caused by going through an injury.

People who go through pain and suffering as a result of an injury caused by another person can be qualified to collect damages from the guilty party if the injured party wins a lawsuit against them.

Justipedia explains Pain and Suffering

Damages from pain and suffering are typically distinct from damages that go toward covering medical bills such as hospital stays and medications. Pain and suffering can include physical pain such as pain from a broken bone, or emotional distress such as anxiety, trauma or depression.

The more severe the injury is, the more severe the pain and suffering can be. The more severe the pain and suffering is, the higher the damages can be.

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