The National Security Council (NSC) reported that preventable deaths are at a record high. They also point out that pubic awareness is lagging. A recent survey by the NSC documents the fact that many of us are unaware of some of the greatest risks to our lives. In fact, less than half of Americans (49%) believe we can eliminate most or all “accidental” deaths.
Pain and Suffering is a category of non-economic damages calculated in a personal injury settlement or decision. One question frequently asked of personal injury attorneys is “What is included in pain and suffering?”
Damages paid for pain and suffering depend upon the nature and severity of the injuries sustained by the plaintiff and the duration of the long-term effects of the injuries. Some injuries will have serious long-term effects upon one’s life, others are truly catastrophic. These serious and catastrophic injuries might include: [Read more…]