Pain and Suffering – Non-Economic Damages
Our attorneys explain what “pain and suffering” means and who pays for non-economic damages after an accident
Pain and suffering refers to your non-economic damages. Below we’ve summarized some of the elements of pain and suffering:
- physical pain and suffering
- mental anguish
- fright and shock
- denial of social pleasure and enjoyments
- embarrassment, humiliation or mortification
Who covers pain and suffering?
Pain and suffering damages are covered by the wrongdoer’s insurance company – also referred to as third-party insurance.
What time limits apply for pain and suffering or non-economic damages?
If the automobile accident in a third-party case took place more than three years ago, the victim can’t sue the at-fault driver or the wrongdoer’s No-Fault insurance company for injuries, no matter how serious. The only exception is for minors.
Michigan Auto Law can help you obtain the No-Fault benefits and pain and suffering (non- economic damages) you need following a serious car, truck or motorcycle accident. We’ve been helping accident victims throughout Michigan for over 50 years and 3 generations. To speak with an insurance attorney, call (800) 777-0028 or fill out our consultation form.