If you or a loved one was involved in a traumatic accident, you could experience the debilitating effects of emotional distress in its aftermath. At Ged Lawyers, our emotional distress lawyer will help you prove its cause and seek compensation from the at-fault party. Our goal is to recover damages for your emotional pain and suffering.
Our personal injury lawyer represents victims of car and truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and more. One of our team members will review your case at no cost or obligation and explain the strategy we will build for you. Focus on getting better and leave the details and intricacies of your case to us.
What Is Emotional Distress?
Emotional distress is a response to a traumatic accident or the loss of a loved one in an accident. It can cause you to lose sleep and experience other symptoms that derail you from your life.
You can sue for emotional distress in Florida by proving it was inflicted on you as the result of negligence. Compensation for emotional distress is a type of non-economic damage but can have co-occurring economic consequences, such as lost time away from work and therapy to treat the emotional distress.
What Are the Symptoms and Causes of Emotional Distress?
Emotional distress can manifest itself in multiple ways. Some commonly reported signs and symptoms include:
- Anger and frustration
- Chronic headaches
- Panic attacks
- Uncontrollable crying
- Unwarranted guilt
- Weight fluctuations
If you or a loved one experienced one or more of these symptoms after a traumatic event, our legal team will help you recover the financial compensation you need and deserve.
How Can You Cope With Emotional Distress?
Pursuing damages can help you recover the costs of the psychological support you need to cope with the emotional distress that interferes with your ability to enjoy life. According to Cleveland Clinic research, treatment options can include:
- Long-term counseling
- Individual and group therapy
- Stress reduction techniques
At Ged Lawyers, our emotional distress lawyer can help you find resources to cope with the shock and aftermath of an accidental injury and the changes it imposes on your life and lifestyle.
How Do You Prove the Cause of Your Emotional Distress?
Our legal team will collect and compile your accident report, physical and mental healthcare records, and witness statements to substantiate your case. The evidence we collect will be presented to the at-fault party and their insurer in an organized fashion. Its weight can help us steer your case toward a settlement versus a trial.
If you are pursuing the at-fault party in your accident for damages, the evidence that proves negligence can also prove emotional distress and its causes and contributing factors. We will prove the elements of negligence—duty, breach, causation, and damages—that allow you to recover damages.
What Compensation Can You Recover for Emotional Distress?
On your own, it can be hard to determine the value of your pain and suffering and emotional distress. We will assign a monetary value to your claim by assessing the following types of recoverable damages:
- Mental health care you require to cope with your emotional trauma
- Current and future lost wages when emotional distress prevents you from working
We will build a solid case file for you that includes tangible evidence of these types of intangible damages. While you cope with the mental and emotional aftermath of a traumatic event, our legal team gets to work building the strongest possible case for you.
How Long Do You Have to File an Emotional Distress Lawsuit?
Emotional distress that is the result of negligence is a type of personal injury case. As such, personal injury cases have a statutory deadline to file a lawsuit.
Florida Statutes § 95.11 generally gives you two years to file your lawsuit. If the statute of limitations expires, you could be prevented from filing your lawsuit. Our emotional distress team can clarify the filing deadline and explain any factors that could extend or shorten that deadline, according to Florida Statutes § 95.051.
Is It Worth Hiring a Lawyer to Pursue Emotional Distress Compensation?
You could try to work with the at-fault party and their representative on your own. When you work with our emotional distress attorney, we take the following steps to benefit your case:
- Explain your rights as the injured party
- Explain Florida law and its impact on your case
- Assign an accurate value to your recoverable damages
- Handle all communication related to your case
- Represent you during settlement negotiations
- Provide ongoing updates on the progress of your case
Our team will review your case for free and explain what our personal injury lawyer does to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
See What Previous Personal Injury Clients Say About Ged Lawyers
When clients we represented in the past share their experience with our law firm, they leave testimonials like the following on our reviews page:
- Eyad Albuhaisi: Very helpful and professional customer service. Superb experience. Highly recommend. Service from start to finish and some more.
- Michael D. Marineau: I wanted to share my gratitude for GED Lawyers and their entire staff, most importantly Yasenia (Yesi) Roques … From my call from the accident scene to receiving a check, there was always … a direct line of communication … Forever grateful.
Every client we represent is a priority for every member of our team, so we work hard to provide you with individual legal service and support throughout your case.
Get Help With Your Emotional Distress Case Now
If you or someone you love suffered emotional distress caused by the negligence of another person or entity, our team at Ged Lawyers can help you pursue financial compensation. We will investigate the cause of your suffering and take on the appropriate insurance company.
Contact one of our consultation team members today to learn more about working with our client-focused emotional distress lawyer.