Emotional distress is considered non-economic damages. People whose lives haven’t been touched by serious auto injuries, often laugh at emotional distress claims assuming they are an inflated and frivolous addition to lawsuits made up by lawyers. But severe emotional distress can have a serious impact on your life. It can destroy your relationships, end your career, and prevent you from participating with and contributing to your family. While emotional pain and suffering cannot be tied to a specific dollar value, it can take a very real financial toll on you and your family. To recovery fair compensation for your emotional distress, you will need the help of an experienced and dedicated injury attorney.
Everyone is Different, You Need Proof
Everyone responds differently to serious accidents and injuries. What some people can take in stride, can leave others with severe anxiety, depression, and PTSD. To receive compensation for your emotional distress, you must be able to prove the impact it has had on your life. That means that you need to keep a journal of how your accident affects your daily life, what you do differently, what has changed.
In addition to your own statements, friends, family, coworkers and others who have regular contact with you and have seen how your accident has changed you can be witnesses. Of course, any medical professionals who have been involved will also be valuable.
To learn more about compensation for emotional distress and other non-economic damages, please contact an experienced injury attorney right away.