Evaluating Your Pain: Moderately Severe to Severe Pain
Your Orange County personal injury claim will require you to testify as to the degree and extent of your pain. However, many claimants are not sure how to describe their pain. Here are the characteristics of moderately severe and severe pain.Moderately severe pain is present most of the time. It may be very intense, ranging from 9-10 out of 10. At this level, your pain is seriously affecting your ability to live your life, and your daily routine. You react physically to moderately severe pain, either by wincing or crying out, when the injured area is stimulated.
If you have moderately severe pain, you need medication to control it, which may only partially alleviate the pain. Physical exams would show that you range of motion or physical ability is severely limited because of your pain.
On the other hand, severe pain is virtually continuous and completely debilitating. With severe pain, daily life becomes impossible without assistance, as you would need help bathing and eating. Doctors often prescribe the maximum safe amount of pain medication to deal with severe pain. Physical examinations are virtually impossible to perform because the any attempt to manipulate the injury would cause unbearable pain.
Being able to accurately describe your level of pain is vital to your Orange County personal injury attorney’s attempts to get you the money you deserve. If you describe your pain according to these guidelines, an experienced Orange County personal injury attorney can get you your settlement. Call Samer Habbas today at 888-848-5084 for a free initial consultation.