If you are involved in a car accident, the effects of the accident could be far reaching. You may walk away with serious injuries or property damages that change the course of your life. Car accidents can also result in emotional pain and suffering. Not only are accidents traumatizing for many people, the injuries could cause long-term emotional suffering for many people. If you have missed work, or if your ability to continue your life as before has been affected, it may be difficult to adjust to your new life. Because of this, it is common for personal injury lawsuits to include compensation for emotional distress. Continue reading to learn how experienced attorneys prove emotional distress and secure the compensation their clients deserve.
Prove Negligence as Cause of Emotional Distress
The first step in a personal injury lawsuit is to prove that the other driver involved was negligent in some way and that their actions were the cause of the car accident. Attorneys may use police reports or witness reports to make this connection, and it is a very important first step in every personal injury lawsuit.
Prove Emotional Distress Resulted from Accident
Next, a personal injury lawyer must prove that their client has experienced notable emotional distress since their involvement in the accident. This might include increased anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress. Many attorneys use therapists or doctors to provide evidence that emotional distress resulted from the accident in question.
Because proving emotional distress is more ambiguous than sharing evidence of property damage or a physical injury, it is important that you work with an attorney who has extensive experiences with complex personal injury cases. The attorneys at Howe & Associates have worked closely with many Atlanta residents to secure the compensation they deserve for the suffering they have experienced after a car accident. To learn more about filing a personal injury claim, click here or call 404-285-4205.