After a traumatic event, it’s common for survivors to have lingering or long-lasting pain. Not all of this pain is physical. Psychological pain can be just as debilitating as physical injury, but much harder to recognize. This psychological agony is referred to in accident law as emotional distress, or sometimes as mental anguish.
Emotional distress can cover a wide range of psychological effects, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Cases of emotional distress can be challenging, and often require that an injured party prove three conditions: the negligence of the at-fault party, the severity of the injured party’s physical and psychological distress, and the financial losses suffered by the injured party.
Some groups and individuals rely on the high standards the court requires to avoid paying restitution when it’s due to you. Our office has the experience and understanding necessary to help you get what you need when you’ve been emotionally traumatized. If you or a loved one is suffering emotional distress, call our office today for a free consultation.