How to Calculate Pain and Suffering Damages

Because pain and suffering losses do not have a financial value attached to them, it can be challenging to calculate the full extent of your losses. However, there are two common formulas that attorneys and insurance companies often use to estimate pain and suffering.

The Per Diem Method

You will be assigned a dollar value for every day that you are unable to work due to your injuries. Your pain and suffering award will be equal to the number of days that you are incapacitated times your per diem amount.

The Multiplier Method

You will be assigned a number based on the severity of your injury. Minor injuries have a lower multiplier, more severe injuries have a higher multiplier. Your pain and suffering award will be equal to your multiplier times the full value of your economic losses.

Speak With a Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer

Without the right evidence, experience, and formulas, proving pain and suffering in the courtroom can be a challenge. As a result, it is important to work with an attorney who can establish your right to this form of compensation.

Have You Been Injured in Kansas City, Missouri? You Should Speak With an Experienced Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer

If you've been injured in the Kansas City area you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 816.832.4688 to schedule your free consultation. We are proud to serve Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding area and look forward to speaking with you.

Spencer Eisenmenger
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, product liability, birth injury and personal injury clients.