Law Offices of KIRK A. MOYER P.C.

Wauconda Personal Injury and Auto Accident Lawyer

Just as they do every day in communities across the country, car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, workplace injuries, slips and falls, and other personal injury incidents upend the lives of hundreds of Wauconda families every year. Mounting medical bills, lost wages, prolonged and painful medical care and rehabilitation, and an uncertain future are just a few of the ways a catastrophic injury or loss of a loved one can turn a family’s life upside-down. These burdens can be overwhelming, and families who are struggling in the wake of a serious injury can turn to Wauconda personal injury lawyer, Kirk Moyer, for answers, support, and advocacy.

With over two decades of experience and tens of millions of dollars recovered for his clients in Wauconda and throughout Lake County, Kirk fights tirelessly to get the maximum amount of compensation for every client he has the privilege to represent. Kirk has experience in various personal injury cases and will fight for you.

Our attorney obtains compensation for clients in Wauconda injured or killed in:

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Injury Spotlight: Pain and Suffering Damages

Illinois law recognizes that pain and suffering are very real consequences of a severe injury. Even though such “non-economic” damages don’t lend themselves to easy calculation, you can receive compensation for the pain and suffering caused by another person’s negligent conduct.

Within the two words “pain” and “suffering” is a whole range of physical, emotional, and psychological impacts of an accident or injury. Such elements can include:

  • Physical pain
  • Stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Embarrassment from scarring or disfigurement
  • Limitations and restrictions on the victim’s day-to-day life
  • Impact on a victim’s ability to sleep
  • Impact on a victim’s relationships with loved ones
  • Shortened life expectancy

Calculating Pain and Suffering Damages

As noted, these “non-economic” damages don’t come with an equation or formula for putting a dollar figure on each aspect of an injury victim’s intangible losses. But like all other elements of a personal injury claim, the evidence must be presented as to pain and suffering to recover any damages for such losses.

Examples of the types of evidence that can be used to demonstrate pain and suffering and justify an award of damages include:

  • Expert medical testimony
  • Photographs contrasting the victim before and after the injury
  • Personal diaries or journals describing the victim’s physical and emotional state
  • Letters or statements from friends and family explaining how the injury has impacted the victim’s life and their relationships with others
  • Proof of mental health issues and treatment

We all know that pain is real and suffering isn’t a figment of our imaginations. But when you are in a court of law and are asking a jury to award you compensation for the pain and suffering a defendant has caused you, it is imperative that you have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side who knows how make your unseen injuries crystal clear. Even if your insurance company has been contacted, we will work with you to reclaim lost wages.

Call Wauconda Auto Accident Attorney Kirk Moyer Today For Your Free Consultation

Wauconda personal injury lawyer Kirk Moyer’s experience, skill, and dedication have earned him the trust of clients throughout Lake County and resulted in the recovery of substantial compensation for his clients

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or reckless conduct, car and truck accidents, please give our personal injury law firm a call at (847) 244-3444 to arrange for your FREE initial consultation.