The travel method involves calculating a daily rate of compensation for the emotional distress of the victim of an accident. This daily rate is multiplied by the number of days that the victim is reasonably expected to experience emotional distress. In Alabama, there is no fixed amount for particular types of emotional distress. Each claim depends on its own merits and unique circumstances.
The value of an emotional distress claim is not calculated by adding a series of numbers, as is the case with economic damages. Rather, compensation for emotional distress is related to how the injury affected your personal and work life. It can be difficult to put a number on emotional distress, but often this non-tangible experience will lead to a financial burden that can be summed up in concrete numbers. One way to get a dollar amount to represent your pain and suffering is to lose the value of any psychological treatment you seek.
Adding up the cost of psychiatric treatments you required as a result of your traumatic incident is one of the simplest methods for calculating emotional distress. These types of compensation are called pain and suffering. In general, compensation for pain and suffering will be calculated by adding economic damages and multiplying them by a number between 1.5 and 5, depending on the severity of the injury. According to this method, a daily value is assigned to pain and suffering using factors such as those described above.
This daily value is multiplied by the number of days the injured person experienced pain and suffering to reach the total amount of non-economic damages.