Ways to Sue for Emotional Distress
People typically sue for emotional distress through personal injury claims. Emotional distress can be caused by many different things and people who suffer from it can be mildly to overwhelmingly debilitated by it.
In civil lawsuits, emotional distress is a non-physical injury that is sometimes referred to as mental anguish. Emotional distress is often onset by experiencing a traumatizing event, whether it happened directly to a person or they witnessed something horrible happening to someone else. Traumatizing experiences that lead to emotional distress are often of a physical nature but they can be anything that causes a person trauma. The law recognizes that this type of mental injury can result from the deliberate or unintentional actions of another person or party.
Emotional distress often presents itself as feelings of intense anxiety, depression, panic, stress, guilt, insomnia, humiliation and self-destructive thoughts.
Just like a physical injury, people can recover damages from a person or entity that caused a mental injury.
People suffering from emotional distress often seek compensation for their personal injury. If a person suffered a physical injury from the same person or entity that caused their emotional distress, they can seek compensation for both of these and other damages in the same civil lawsuit.
Emotional Distress and Personal Injury Lawsuits
Emotional distress is a real thing that is recognized as a valid reason to seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. If you have been injured, or if you witnessed someone being injured or killed, it can have a lasting, negative impact on your emotional well-being.
People suffer from the physical pain of injuries and very often, emotional suffering is the result of their physical pain and suffering. Physical pain, loss of mobility, loss of abilities, chronic pain and physical handicaps can all cause feelings of severe depression, anger, frustration, jealousy, bitterness, rage, despair and hopelessness, to name just a few of the many debilitating emotional feelings a physical injury can bring about.
If you have been injured and suffered emotional distress as the result of this, you may be entitled to compensation for expenses related to all, your physical and emotional pain and suffering.
If you witness someone suffering from a serious physical injury and/or see someone die as the result of physical injuries, it can cause the very real personal injury of emotional distress. Witnessing a catastrophic event that leaves one or more people seriously injured, or causes them to die a horribly unfair death, can cause debilitating feelings of severe anger, depression, frustration, resentment, overwhelming hopelessness and despair. If this has happened to you, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Emotional distress can cause lifelong emotional problems as well as financial problems when they cause people to miss work, create a need for expensive therapies and medications, and cause other financial hardships. You and your family may be able to seek compensation to aleve some if not all of the financial difficulties your emotional distress has caused your family.
Discuss your situation with a personal injury lawyer that is licensed to protect injury victims in the state where your injury occurred.
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