Emotional distress can follow a traumatic accident caused by the negligence of another person or entity. You do not have to cope with your emotional condition or the legal complexities of your case on your own. If you or someone you love suffered mental and emotional anguish after a negligence-based accident, our Massachusetts personal injury lawyer will act as your advocate.
At Ged Lawyers, we will investigate your accident, document your damages, and take on the insurance company for you. One of our team members will review your case at no cost or obligation. Our Massachusetts emotional distress lawyer will explain your rights, the at-fault party’s responsibility, and your potential financial recovery.
Damages Our Emotional Distress Lawyer Requests for Massachusetts Clients
Treating emotional distress can be costly and involve short- and long-term mental health care. Recovery can take time, which can lead to the following expenses and losses, which we will recover for you:
- Treatment costs, including medical bills, medications, therapy, and other healthcare expenses
- Loss of wages, including full- and part-time income and other income you lose when emotional distress prevents you from working
On your own, it can be difficult to determine how much pain and suffering is worth and how to define and document its value. Our familiarity with cases like yours means we can do this for you. While we collect tangible evidence and take on the insurer on your behalf, you can focus on getting better.
The Importance of the Emotional Distress Statute of Limitations in Massachusetts
The state imposes a filing deadline on all civil lawsuits. If the accident or incident that led to emotional distress was negligence-based, the statute of limitations will determine how much time you have to file your lawsuit. Accordingly, you generally have:
- Three years to file your personal injury lawsuit, per Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260 § 2A
- Three years to file your wrongful death lawsuit, per Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 229, § 2
- Three years to file your nursing home abuse lawsuit, per Mass. Ann. Laws Ch. 260 § 2-A
- Three years to file your medical malpractice lawsuit, per Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 260 § 4
When our law firm handles your case, we determine the type of accident you were involved in, its outcome, and other factors. Our goal is to accurately interpret the filing deadline and help you file your lawsuit within the allotted time.
How Emotional Distress Is Defined in Massachusetts
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) research defines emotional distress in the aftermath of sudden shock and trauma. Fear and anxiety after a traumatic event can trigger a fight-or-flight response. This response can cause you to relive the accident repeatedly. Holding the at-fault party responsible for their negligence can help you recoup treatment costs.
At Ged Lawyers, we thoroughly document your case. When our emotional distress lawyer serving Massachusetts represents you, we will collect your medical records and prognosis to prove the extent of your emotional anguish.
Get Support for the Symptoms of Emotional Distress in Massachusetts
In some cases, the symptoms of emotional distress are readily and immediately apparent. In others, they can be delayed and triggered at a later date. The signs and symptoms of a distressed response to trauma can include:
- Mood swings
- Panic attacks
- Difficulty concentrating
Emotional trauma can also manifest physical symptoms, including sleep disturbances, chest pain, digestive distress, grinding your teeth, and clenching your jaw.
Our Emotional Distress Practice Areas at Ged Lawyers
Who we pursue for damage and how we handle your case may vary depending on the type of accident you were involved in and its outcome. Our personal injury practice areas include:
- Airplane accidents
- Car accidents
- Wrongful death
- Amusement park accidents
- Boat accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Train accidents
- Truck accidents
Your initial review is free, and we will represent you on a contingency fee basis. Our no-fee-unless-we-win policy means you owe us nothing unless you receive a financial award.
Evidence That Proves Your Right to Financial Recovery for Emotional Distress
We collect evidence that supports your case, including physical and psychological medical records and bills, proof of income, and testimonials from medical experts. The evidence we accrue can prove the cause of your accident and its financial toll. It can also be used to help your case reach an out-of-court settlement rather than heading toward a potentially lengthy trial.
Let Our Emotional Distress Attorney Serving Massachusetts Advocate for You
When you turn to our law firm for legal guidance and direction, you should understand what our personal injury lawyer does to strengthen your emotional distress case. We will:
- Handle verbal and written communication
- Handle all paperwork, forms, and filings
- Determine the monetary value of your case
- Negotiate the best possible settlement
- Provide ongoing updates on your case
Our goal is to alleviate as much stress as possible by taking care of all the details and legwork of your case.
Satisfied Clients Recommend Our Results-Driven Team at Ged Lawyers
When previous clients leave online reviews for our law firm and team members, they say the following:
- Cathy Maldonado: I want [to] thank Maria Colon and her amazing team for all their support, time and help that they’ve done for me. Highly recommend them.
- Gina Rafferty: Knowledgeable, great communication, and friendly
- Eyad Albuhaisi: Very helpful and professional customer service. Superb experience. Highly recommend. Service from start to finish and some more.
Visit our reviews page to see what additional clients say and what it means to work with a law firm committed to compassionate legal service and support.
Contact Our Emotional Distress Team for Your Free Massachusetts Case Review
The aftermath of an accidental injury can be harrowing. If you or a loved one was injured by someone else’s negligence, we can help you recover damages. Contact our consultation team at Ged Lawyers to learn how hard our Massachusetts emotional distress lawyer will fight for the compensation you need and deserve.