How the Claim for Non-Economic Damages can be Influenced by Different Factors
When victims of personal injury accidents pursue a pain and suffering claim, the manner in which they present their case, as well as a set of other factors, can influence the total settlement, if any, for the pain and suffering they have experienced after the accident. Our team of Los Angeles personal injury lawyers talks about the most common causes that can influence your case.
Key factors in a non-economic damages claim
- Credibility: how the jury perceives the victim’s testimony is of great importance to the case; if they believe that he lied or if he has a criminal record, then his credibility may be flawed.
- Uniformity: this is how consistent the claim is; the statements must present the same version of the accident and the description of how it influenced the quality of life and the level of mental anguish should also remain consistent throughout the testimony.
- Strong medical evidence: the testimony must be supported by strong medical evidence and the testimonies of your treating physicians can greatly impact the jury’s decision; the severity of the injuries can also be linked to whether or not the victim deserves a significant settlement that will also cover pain and suffering.