Emotional Distress After an Accident Injury
Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Jan 18, 2018 in Personal Injury
If you have recently been involved in an accident or suffered an injury, you may be feeling sad, nervous, and even scared. If these feelings become severe or overwhelming, you could be suffering from emotional distress. Emotional pain can be just as severe and debilitating as the injuries that led to it, and it can seem almost impossible to maintain a normal life.
Emotional distress is a very real thing, and a personal injury attorney may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries and emotional distress after the accident. At Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak, we will listen to you and discuss your legal rights.
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What Is Emotional Distress?
Emotional distress is mental or psychological pain that results from a traumatic event. It can affect everyone differently, and there are many different symptoms associated with this problem. Some common symptoms include:
- Appetite changes
- Weight loss
- Lack of energy
- Memory issues
- Loss of sexual desire
- Increased alcohol use
- Sleep disturbances
Some of the most common causes of emotional distress include:
- Car accidents
- Physical assault
- Verbal abuse
- Slips and falls
- Violent crimes
Can I Get Compensation for Emotional Distress?
If you have suffered a traumatic injury, you are likely to be suffering emotionally, too. Most personal injury claims should include a request for compensation for emotional distress, if applicable.
However, simply saying you are suffering from emotional distress is not enough to get compensation. You have to be able to convince the insurance adjuster and prove your claim. A personal injury attorney who is experienced with emotional distress cases can work with you to help you get the compensation that is owed to you.
How to Prove Emotional Distress
It can be hard to prove mental or psychological pain, because there are not always any physical or obvious signs. The best way to obtain proof of your emotional distress is with medical documentation, such as from a doctor, psychologist or counselor.
Many people suffering from emotional distress also keep a daily journal of their feelings. This helps to prove that the symptoms are real. You can write down things you are experiencing, such as mood swings, appetite changes and sleeping problems.
Although these things are personal, they may have to be shared to prove that you are suffering emotionally. You and your attorney can discuss the ways to prove your emotional pain.
Contact a Lawyer for Help
If you are suffering from emotional distress caused by a car accident or other trauma, the caring attorneys at Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak are ready to help. You may be entitled to compensation for your suffering.
Someone suffering from emotional distress is just as deserving of compensation as someone who is suffering from a physical injury. Let an experienced accident attorney at our law firm help you obtain maximum compensation for the harm you have endured.