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Pain and suffering is a phrase often associated with tort law and personal injury claims.
Under Indiana law, pain and suffering is physical or mental distress for which one can seek damages in a personal injury lawsuit. The plaintiff must show that the pain and suffering resulted from the defendant’s negligence.
Many losses in a personal injury cases are hard dollar figures, such as medical bills and lost wages. Pain and suffering is often more difficult to define, prove, and quantify.
All physical pain and mental anguish that result from injuries caused by the defendant’s negligence could apply for compensation under tort law, including:
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