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Personal Injury 101

Updated: Jun 7

Have you been injured and find yourself wondering, what's next for me? Do I have a case?

Let's take a quick dive into what personal injury cases look like!


  1. What constitutes "pain and suffering," during a personal injury case in Texas? Are you able to receive damages for pain and suffering?

  • Pain and suffering: considered to be damage that includes both emotional and physical suffering of an accident victim. Not limited to the pain and trauma you suffered.

  • The term “damages” refers to the amount of money you may be awarded in a lawsuit. Generally, damages are paid by the person who caused the injury due to their negligence or intentional harm.

Let's go through what pain and suffering can look like both physically and emotionally!

Physical Pain and Suffering

Physical injuries that happen as a result of an accident, due to the negligence of someone else, can be very painful, lasting days to years, or unfortunately permanantly. Physical pain includes:

  • Back pain

  • Headaches

  • Neck pain

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Nerve damage

  • Broken or fractured bones

  • Dislocated joints

  • Organ damage

  • Paralysis

Emotional Pain and Suffering

Emotional distress is when the negligent actions of someone else results in a mental/cognitive injury. This emotional pain can be severe and can often times cause lifetime permanent damage to the victim.

Emotional pain and suffering can also result in psychological and mental distress.

Emotional pain and suffering can include:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Anger

  • Fear

  • Insomnia

  • Grief

  • Cognitive changes

  • Loss or diminishment of quality of life

It can be uncomfortable to talk about your injuries after an accident. You don't want to seem like you're complaining or whining, and talking about the full burden you've taken on can be hard for even the strongest of people. Make sure you're expressing your true feelings of pain and suffering to your attorney, let them know the full weight of the pain you're in.

Explain in detail what your life was like before, and what it's like after the accident. Every detail counts.

As always, let Ashmore & Ashmore get to work for you when it counts the most! We've seen and worked with so many great people who have been injured at the negligence of someone else, and understand how hard it can be to navigate that road alone! We offer free consults ALWAYS, and look forward to meeting with you!



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