If you’re in pain and the other driver is at fault, the answer is generally yes.

It isn’t right of fair for someone who did nothing wrong in a car accident to be in pain, or to be unable to live his or her normal life, just because he or she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. There isn’t anything a lawyer or court can do to take the pain away, but the person who was at fault for the wreck should have to compensate the person who was not at fault for that pain and the difficulty that injuries have caused. That is why the law allows victims to collect money for pain and suffering.