People hurt by someone else’s carelessness in Panama City, FL, often recover money for their injuries and expenses by filing an insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party. If you suffered injuries, you can also seek compensation for your emotional distress and other intangible losses.
A Panama City personal injury lawyer from Ged Lawyers can help you seek compensation, including emotional distress, after an injury. We know how to build compelling cases and hold the negligent party responsible. Let us review your options with you for free. Contact us now to get started.
Our Panama City Lawyers Seek Damages for Injuries and Emotional Distress
When our Panama City attorneys handle a personal injury case, we seek fair compensation for our client. We consider their economic and non-economic damages, documenting their current and future expenses and losses.
Emotional distress is a type of non-economic damages. These are the intangible losses you suffered because of the physical and emotional toll of your accident and injuries. Sometimes, you may hear them called “pain and suffering” damages. Other examples could include:
- Physical suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Non-economic damages work differently in wrongful death cases. You will want to discuss the recoverable damages with an attorney if your loved one died from their injuries. We provide free case consultations. Contact Ged Lawyers today to learn more.
What Other Damages Are Recoverable?
The other damages available usually stem from your actual expenses, losses, and estimated future costs. When our Panama City lawyers represent an injury victim, we identify and document these damages. We develop a strong case to seek and secure these costs.
The recoverable damages differ from case to case. They could depend on the type and severity of your injuries, how they occurred, and numerous other factors. Some common examples include:
- Current and future medical care, treatment, and support
- Income losses from work missed because of injuries
- Diminished earning capacity
- Miscellaneous expenses with receipts or other documentation
Trust a Panama City Emotional Distress Attorney With Your Case
At Ged Lawyers, our attorneys manage each client’s case like it is the only one we have. We focus on handling all aspects of the legal case so our clients can focus entirely on their treatment, healing, rehabilitation, and recovery. We understand how stressful this time is for victims and their families. We strive to make it easier.
We may help clients recover damages for emotional distress after many types of accidents and incidents in Panama City. This could include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and falls
- Dog bite injuries
- Construction accidents
Our team provides free consultations for injured accident victims. You can talk to our team about your case and learn more about our services for free. We also pride ourselves on charging no upfront fees. You will pay nothing to have our team go to work on your Panama City personal injury case. We will use firm resources to manage the claims process or sue the at-fault party, and we will only get paid if we win.
Our Emotional Distress Attorneys Can Identify the Liable Party in Your Panama City Injury Accident
Personal injuries occur because of another party’s negligence. When someone else acts carelessly or recklessly, and it causes physical or emotional harm, this is negligence. To recover compensation in these cases, our Panama City attorneys must identify, preserve, and analyze evidence to show what happened and who is liable.
This requires us to investigate each incident to show:
- The other party owed our client a duty of care
- They breached this duty
- This caused the incident and injuries
- Our client suffered emotional, physical, and/or financial damages
The types of evidence we find to support our claim or lawsuit depend on the circumstances, injuries, and type of incident. Our Panama City attorneys understand how to manage many types of cases, including the most common types of evidence available for them. This could include:
- Official reports filed by first responders, such as a crash report from the police
- Eyewitness interviews and statements
- Video of the incident
- Photos of the scene
- An accident scene survey
- Physical evidence
- Expert testimony
- Documentation of damages
How an Emotional Distress Lawyer From Ged Lawyers Will Help You
When our emotional distress attorneys handle your Panama City case, we manage the insurance claim or lawsuit so you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery. There are several ways we might recover a payout for you in these cases. Which one will work best in your case depends greatly on the situation and circumstances.
Some possible ways we could secure money for your emotional distress include:
- Negotiating a fair settlement agreement with the insurance carrier
- Utilizing alternative dispute resolution techniques such as mediation
- Suing the at-fault party and settling the case through negotiations
- Suing the liable party and taking the case to trial, asking the jury to award compensation as they see fit
Lawmakers in Florida reduced how long you can wait to file a lawsuit following a Panama City injury accident recently. In March 2023, they reduced the statute of limitations in these cases to two years.
To ensure our attorneys can build the strongest case possible, contact us quickly after your injuries are stable. While your physical and mental health is the priority, evidence often disappears quickly. The sooner we begin our work, the stronger the case may be.
Discuss Your Case With Our Panama City Team for Free Today
Ged Lawyers provides free consultations for injury victims in Panama City. Our team will review your personal injury case with you and discuss your recoverable damages, including emotional distress. Our Panama City emotional distress lawyers can help you get the money they deserve, and we never charge an upfront fee.
Contact us today to get started. We have someone who can talk to you now.