Can You Sue for Pain and Suffering by Physical Injury In Las Vegas?

February 10, 2020 | Ed Bernstein
Can You Sue for Pain and Suffering by Physical Injury In Las Vegas? When it comes to a personal injury case, you may have wondered whether you can sue for pain and suffering. When you think of a personal injury case, you may only think of damages for medical bills and lost wages, perhaps even damage to property. However, another important category is damages for pain and suffering. Pain and suffering awards place a value on the physical and mental anguish suffered by a person because of a personal injury.

Pain and Suffering Caused by Physical Injury

There are different definitions of pain and suffering caused by physical injury. For example, a car accident that causes a severe and permanent injury can result in long-term and persistent pain along with emotional problems related to lasting pain.  Although there are no set standards for calculating pain and suffering, a jury or judge will take a lot of things into consideration. For instance, they will consider things like: 
  • How severe is the injury? Some injuries result in lifelong disabilities or chronic pain
  • Age of the Plaintiff
  • Length of time of the pain and suffering - the jury may award past and future damages
Quantifying the pain of the victim is not easy, but that’s where we come in. As an experienced personal injury lawyer in Las Vegas, Ed Bernstein will help you get the maximum award for your pain and suffering. 

How to Calculate Pain And Suffering

There are only minimal guidelines for deciding compensation for pain and suffering, and there are no charts for a jury to review in order to decide. Judges usually instruct jurors to be sensible in deciding what would be a fair and reasonable figure to award. Jurors have to consider many different factors when they are deciding the value of pain and suffering for the person who has been injured. These can include:
  • Is this person a good or bad witness?
  • Are they credible?
  • Is their testimony consistent and solid?
  • Are the claims exaggerated?
  • Does the doctor support their claim?
These questions have to be carefully considered before damages for pain and suffering can be awarded. Your personal injury attorney will be able to discuss your pain and suffering damages. Our lawyers are unmatched when it comes to personal injury cases in Las Vegas. Contact our law office today to make sure to protect your legal rights!

Your Personal Injury Lawyer In Las Vegas 

When you need help with your personal injury case, Ed Bernstein & Associates is able to help. Over the past 40 years, we’ve had experience handling thousands of personal injury cases, and we understand the laws in Nevada. Contact our office for a free consultation at 702-213-5480.  Don’t wait around when it comes to your pain and suffering questions - you deserve answers, and we are here to help!


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.