When one person’s actions cause another to suffer injuries and expenses, Florida law often allows them to file an insurance claim or lawsuit to recover money to pay for these costs. It also covers the psychological damages, such as physical and emotional distress.
A Jacksonville personal injury lawyer from Ged Lawyers can help you recover compensation for a wide range of expenses and losses, including emotional distress. We know how to manage these cases and get the money you deserve. Contact us today to learn how we can help based on the facts of your case.
Let Our Jacksonville Emotional Distress Lawyer Seek Damages for You
The recoverable damages in a negligence accident legal case depend on the expenses and losses the victim suffered. Our Jacksonville lawyers seek money for our clients depending on their unique economic and non-economic damages. We identify, document, and value their damages before we begin negotiations for a fair settlement.
Non-economic damages are the intangible losses the victim suffered because of their physical and emotional pain and suffering. Emotional distress is one of the many types of non-economic damages. By their very nature, non-economic damages do not have a monetary value. However, our attorneys know how to identify and value these based on our knowledge and experience.
Some types of non-economic damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:
- Emotional distress
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of activities
- Diminished quality of life
The case’s economic damages often play a role in the value of non-economic damages. Generally, the more serious the injuries, the more intensive the required treatment, and the more dramatic the lasting effects, the more the non-economic damages might be worth. Some types of economic damages we pursue in these cases include:
- Current and future medical care and support
- Costs related to medical conditions and treatment
- Lost income from time missed at work
- Reduced earning capacity if there are lasting injuries
- Miscellaneous expenses with documentation, such as receipts
Our Jacksonville Emotional Distress Attorneys Handle All Aspects of Your Case
At Ged Lawyers, our attorneys know how to handle cases and get results. Our recent case results show that we know how to navigate the claims process or take a case to trial and win. While these outcomes do not guarantee a financial recovery in your case, they demonstrate how our Jacksonville attorneys can help you through this stressful and complicated time.
We can pursue and recover emotional distress damages in a wide range of Jacksonville accidents and incidents. This could include the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and falls
- Other premises liability injuries
- Defective product injuries
This is a partial list, and we would be glad to discuss the circumstances of your accident with you. In general, we can help victims of any incident where another party acted carelessly or recklessly and caused their injuries and emotional distress.
We are a contingency fee personal injury firm. We handle Jacksonville cases with no upfront fees and no fee at all unless we win the case. Our attorney’s fees come only from the money we recover for our clients, never from their own pockets.
A Jacksonville Attorney From Our Team Will Build a Strong Case for Emotional Distress Damages
Before we can demand fair compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance carrier, we need evidence to clearly show what happened and that they are legally responsible. This requires us to investigate the incident and gather evidence. We must document how that party’s negligence—carelessness or recklessness that caused harm—led to our client’s expenses and losses.
Our Jacksonville team knows how to investigate a wide range of personal injury incidents and accidents, including what evidence to expect. This varies widely based on the type of incident and circumstances. Some types of common evidence include:
- Eyewitness statements
- Reports filed by first responders
- Expert testimony
- Video of the incident
- Photos from the scene
- An accident scene survey
- Relevant medical records
- Documentation of damages
How Our Emotional Distress Lawyers Can Recover Money in Your Jacksonville Accident Case
When our emotional distress attorneys handle a Jacksonville personal injury case, our goal is to hold the at-fault party responsible and recover fair compensation for our client. There are several ways we can do this. We often use the compelling case we built with strong evidence to convince their insurance carrier that they cannot win at trial. This makes them more willing to negotiate a fair settlement agreement with us.
Sometimes, we need to sue the at-fault party. Filing a lawsuit does not stop settlement negotiations, but these cases often still settle without going to trial. We might even consider alternative dispute resolution techniques like mediation to help us reach an agreement. When necessary, we will take the case to a jury trial and ask for a court award.
When Do I Need to Contact a Jacksonville Lawyer About My Case?
Generally, the sooner we begin to investigate a case, the stronger the evidence. This could play a key role in your case, so we encourage you to contact us quickly after your injuries.
In March 2023, lawmakers in Florida voted to pass HB 837/SB236, which effectively reduced the state’s statute of limitations on personal injury cases to only two years. This means we have less time to build a case and begin a lawsuit than we used to. Exceptions exist, and you could have more or less time. Let us review your case as soon as possible to ensure we understand the applicable timeline.
Discuss Your Legal Options With Our Jacksonville Emotional Distress Team
Ged Lawyers provides free consultations for personal injury victims who endured emotional distress as a part of their Jacksonville accident injuries. We will help you understand your legal options and explain how our Jacksonville emotional distress lawyer can help you recover damages with no upfront expenses.
Contact us online or via telephone today to begin your free case review with our team.