Can I Claim Damages for Emotional Distress?
Legal Guidance from Our Mason City Personal Injury Lawyer
Many individuals involved in traumatic incidents end up suffering from
emotional distress. When this suffering is caused by another person, you
may have a cause of action against that individual for the emotional turmoil
that was caused. Emotional distress is one of the many types of damages
that can be included in personal injury claims and lawsuits, which seek
financial compensation for the victim's losses.
Here are a few of the many types of accidents and incidents that can lead
to this emotional trauma:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Dog bites or attacks
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
- Becoming a crime victim due to poor security (premises liability)
The effects of emotional distress on a person can lead to many negative
consequences in his or her life. The mental anguish can include depression,
anxiety, grief, feelings of fear, humiliation and/or embarrassment. A
person can even develop general pain because of the stress. These effects
can further impact the person's life, such as when they lead to the
inability to work, to ruined relationships or to an overall lowered quality
of life. When a catastrophic injury causes a victim's life to be drastically
changed (such as through the person becoming quadriplegic), this can result
in the person suffering from emotional distress.
Developing a Case to Protect Your Rights
Because the emotional impacts of accidents are not as obvious and as easy
to measure as physical injuries, you are going to need help proving that
the emotional trauma occurred, that it was caused by the at-fault party
and that it negatively impacted your life. A knowledgeable attorney will
know the best methods for presenting evidence of your emotional distress.
How Our Mason City Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
At McGuire Law, PLC, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of injury
victims who have been harmed through the negligence or wrongdoing of others.
In emotional distress cases, we understand the trauma and turmoil you
have been subjected to. Our goal is to provide you with the maximum compensation
possible to recover your losses, including any:
- Medical treatment costs
- Lost wages
- Pain & suffering
Our personal injury legal team in Mason City, Iowa will work hard to help
you recover from your emotional distress claim.
Contact a Mason City injury lawyer at our firm to discuss the details of your case and develop a strategic
plan in pursuit of maximum recovery Our caring lawyer will speak with
you confidentially and help you determine what your legal options are.