Your specific circumstances will determine your pain and suffering settlement’s reasonable value. Your settlement value can be affected by the length, intensity, and form of your suffering.
Your pain and suffering may also be affected by the total economic damages you seek in your injury claim. Non-economic damages can be calculated by multiplying economic damages by a number between 1 and 5, depending on their severity, and Non-economic damages frequently outweigh economic damages.
But in the end, juries have much leeway in determining pain and suffering awards. Your award will be calculated after they evaluate the evidence in front of them.
In contrast to economic damages, Colorado limits the amount of non-economic damages you can recover in a single claim. In civil claims, the maximum amount of non-economic damages is approximately $500,000, with a few exceptions. Therefore, most reasonable pain and suffering settlements will not exceed $500,000.
Your non-economic damages can exceed this limit in some cases, but Colorado courts use a strict legal standard. Talk to a Denver Personal Injury Attorney immediately if you think your non-economic damages will exceed the limit.