When you're involved in a car accident and injured because of the negligence of another driver, you may decide to file a lawsuit to recuperate some of your expenses. Some of those expenses will be easy to calculate. If you were taken to the hospital, you'll want to pay for the fees it charged. If you went through physical rehabilitation, those costs are fairly black and white. Even future expenses can be determined based on long-term care prices and inflation.
However, there's one type of damage that can be hard to quantify: pain and suffering. Pain and suffering can be any of the following: