Financial Recovery for People Suffering Chronic Pain After an Injury
Pain is one of the side effects of an injury for which it can be difficult to achieve fair compensation. Pain cannot be seen. Different people experience pain to different degrees. So how can a personal injury lawyer properly bring a claim for compensation for pain, especially chronic pain?
Our job as personal injury attorneys is to demonstrate to the jury the ways in which chronic pain is, indeed, a debilitating injury and that people who suffer chronic pain deserve fair compensation.
At the upstate New York law office of Powers & Santola, LLP., we understand juries. We develop clear and compelling cases that allow the jury to see the daily effect of chronic pain on the life of an injured person and his or her family. Chronic pain can lead to:
- Sleep deprivation
- Loss of appetite
- Inability to engage in social activities or to work as one once did
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Depression and emotional problems, even suicide
Making Sure the Jury Understands Your Pain
There are a number of ways to gather evidence of pain and its affect on your life, including:
- Medical and rehabilitation records, particularly if you have a diagnosis such as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), a chronic pain syndrome
- A daily pain journal
- Video of the daily challenges of dealing with pain — of moving, of trying to sleep, trying to stand or sit for periods of time
- The testimony of friends and family about how your life, and their lives, have changed
Your injuries are very real. Our injury lawyers have worked with many clients who suffer chronic back pain after a serious fall, a car accident, or who suffer debilitating headaches after a head injury. We can present an effective case to achieve financial recovery for you.
To learn more about how a personal injury attorney at Powers & Santola, LLP., can help you, contact us online or call us to schedule a free consultation in our Albany office (518-465-5995) or Syracuse office (315-308-1020).