The number used in this calculation is higher as there is evidence of more serious injuries. Claimants can still receive an amount of money for pain and suffering if they suffer emotional distress without any corresponding physical injury. The most common approach is to add up all the special damages (remember, those are your easily calculable economic losses) and multiply them by a number between 1.5 at the lower end, and 4 or 5 at the upper end. The multiplier method for calculating pain and suffering is the most common method.
This method involves adding up all the “special damages” and then multiplying that figure by a certain number (usually between 1.5 and 5, with 3 being the most used). Special damages are any economic loss that can be easily calculated. They may include expenses such as medical bills, lost wages and property damage. In car and motorcycle accident cases, the amount of damage to your car, truck, or other vehicle may affect the amount of a pain and suffering award you can expect to receive.
If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a San Francisco car accident, it is imperative that you are represented by a car accident lawyer who will ensure that your settlement offer includes fair compensation for your pain and suffering and all other economic and non-economic damages.