Anyone who is injured in California by the wrongdoing of another, is generally entitled to general damages, also known as pain and suffering.
Pain and suffering is compensation for any pain, discomfort, fears, anxiety, and other mental and emotional distress and anguish suffered by the injured person in a personal injury case.
For example if someone suffers severe neck injury, back injury, whiplash injury, brain injury, brain injury, fractured bones, or any other type of serious injury in a rear-end car accident in Los Angeles, other than compensation for the medical bills, and loss of earnings, that person is also entitled to a pain and suffering or general damages. In this example, the jury would consider awarding an amount that would be deemed appropriate for the type of injury suffered by the injured individual who was involved in this car accident, or other types of roadway accidents such as, motorcycle accident, trucking accident, pedestrian accident, or bus accident.
As residents of Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California, such as Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, or San Diego Counties, we are at risk of being involved in a serious roadway accident. It is very important to know your rights in case of ever being involved in an injury accident.
Taking advantage of a free consultation with a local personal injury attorney is a great way of getting your questions answered in this regard.