Suffering a physical injury due to someone else’s negligence can also leave you with emotional trauma that impacts your daily life and those around you. You have the right to recover compensation from the negligent party. An emotional distress attorney from Ged Lawyers may be able to assist you in your fight for the fair compensation you deserve in Florida.
We will handle the legal aspects of your case, so you are free from the stress of a legal battle. Our Florida personal injury lawyer will gather proof of your emotional distress to prove your need for compensation. Our law firm can also determine the value of your non-economic damages.
Our Emotional Trauma Lawyer May Be Able to Recover Damages If You Have These Symptoms
Emotional suffering is not uncommon after being in a traumatic accident such as a car accident. Perhaps you even lost someone you love in an accident. Unlike a physical injury, emotional distress is an invisible injury that may not be immediately observable by yourself or others.
Sometimes called mental anguish, emotional distress can manifest as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Symptoms of emotional distress include:
- Mood swings
- Abnormal behavior
- Difficulty sleeping
- Panic attacks
- Loss of interest
Since emotional distress is an invisible injury, it has an unverifiable monetary value in comparison to damages such as medical bills and lost income which have a verifiable financial value. Damages that are more challenging to calculate a monetary value for are known as non-economic damages.
However, a lawyer with experience handling emotional distress cases can use a formula to calculate the amount of compensation you should receive for your emotional distress. In some cases, it is easier to recover compensation for emotional distress if you also have physical injuries as a result of an accident due to someone else’s negligence.
Recovering Emotional Distress Damages in a Wrongful Death Case in Florida
Losing someone you love in an accident creates a different kind of pain. You have the right to hold the liable party accountable for the suffering you and your family endured.
We may be able to recover wrongful death damages, which can include emotional distress in addition to medical bills, lost earning capacity, and funeral expenses. Compensation will not bring your loved one back, but getting justice for them and for yourself may help you begin to move forward. We are truly sorry for your loss, and we would consider it a privilege to handle your case so you can grieve with your family.
Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer to Handle Your Emotional Distress Case
Emotional distress damages can be challenging to recover, especially if you intend to handle your case on your own. Representation by an attorney who understands the language of the court and how the legal process works can make your case less confusing. A lawyer can also build your case for non-economic damages by:
- Investigating the accident
- Collecting evidence such as receipts, medical bills, and witness testimony to prove another party’s negligence caused your injuries
- Calculating the value of the damages that apply to you
- Negotiating a settlement that adequately covers your losses
- Devoting time and resources to your case
- Providing you with regular status updates
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit and representing you in court
While you can choose to represent yourself, you may find it easier to let a mental anguish lawyer from our firm manage your case. Our legal team provides compassionate advocacy, and we will demand the compensation you deserve for your emotional injuries.
Cost of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney to Handle Your Emotional Distress Case
You have enough stress without having to worry about the cost of hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle your emotional distress case. That’s why we work on a contingency-fee basis, so you only pay us if we win your case. We do not require any upfront costs and we offer complimentary consultations. It costs you nothing to find out how we can help you.
If you have concerns about hidden fees, we explain how payment works in detail so there are no surprises. Everyone should have access to legal representation regardless of their financial situation. We encourage you to consult with our law firm after your accident for your free initial consultation.
Your Florida Emotional Distress Lawyer Will Work to Meet All Deadlines in Your Case
You have the right to recover compensation for emotional distress through the legal process, but only if you take action before the statute of limitations runs out in your case. According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, you generally only have two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party to recover damages for your mental suffering.
If the deadline expires, accident victims forfeit their right to file a lawsuit unless they qualify for an extension. We will work to meet all deadlines in your case so all of your legal options remain available to you.
Consult With Our Firm to Learn More About Recovering Emotional Damages
Emotional distress can take time to heal. You may need to see a mental health therapist and take time off work. Our legal team can file an emotional distress lawsuit or an insurance claim to recover the compensation you need to pay for these costs.
Financial compensation can help you cover your financial losses and hold the negligent party accountable for the damages you are suffering, including emotional distress. Getting justice for yourself and your loved ones is our goal.
Ged Lawyers is ready to talk to you about your case. If you or someone you love was hurt in an accident and you suffer from emotional distress, please do not hesitate to contact the legal team from our Florida firm today.