Pain and suffering is all the ways your life is/was adversely impacted as a result of your accident, injuries and/or treatment.
Examples of pain and suffering include, but are not necessarily limited to financial stress due to being unable to work for a period of time, inability to parent and play with children, inability to exercise, inability to socialize, inability to recreate, impaired intimacy with a partner, inability to do housework or yard-work, anxiety driving, etc. etc.
Pain and suffering is not limited to one’s “inability” to do things.
It also includes situations where one’s ability is impaired and activities have to be modified, or one can still partake in activities but their pain limits them to doing such activities less frequently or for shorter duration.
The key is to make sure you have the right personal injury attorney with expertise in handling pain and suffering due to someone's negligence. Regardless if the pain and suffering stems from a car crash, or a slip and fall injury, pain and suffering can be contributed in many different ways. Get the facts. Stop guessing. The best advice is to have an expert in injury law evaluate your case.