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Although most personal injury victims are seeking compensation for physical injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, burns, or brain injuries, sometimes clients suffer only emotional distress as the result of a traumatic experience, which is still a valid lawsuit and worthy of maximum compensation. 

Mental suffering can manifest with anxiety, panic, guilt, depression, and even suicidal ideation. Placed alongside such invisible suffering, the one ‘positive’ aspect of a physical injury is that it often provides concrete evidence for an individual’s emotional distress. In other words, a physical injury typically makes successful legal action easier to achieve.

 

If you or someone you love is believed to be suffering from emotional distress trauma following the negligent or wrongful actions of another person, we can help.  With offices in Houston, Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth, our Emotional Distress Lawyers help statewide. Speak with a Sneed|Mitchell LLP lawyer now by calling (866)434-0014, or fill out our contact form and lawyer with call you now.

Personal Injury Claims for Emotional Distress

Claims for emotional distress are filed against the individual, company or other entity responsible for injury. Some of the 

  • Auto accidents 

  • Dog Attacks

  • Pedestrian accidents

  • Near Death Experiences

  • Defective products

  • Medical malpractice

  • House Fires

  • Slip, stumble, trip and fall claims

  • Offshore Injuries

The only way to determine whether or not you have a viable claim is to consult with a personal injury attorney. The attorneys at Sneed|Mitchel LLP offer free consultations and are willing to work on a contingency fee basis, so you owe us nothing unless we win!

Examples of Emotional Distress

As indicated above, determining the sincerity and legitimacy of an emotional distress claim can be a deeply subjective matter. An event that may prove devastating for one may cause little to no difficulty for another. However, there are some manifestations of emotional distress more commonly associated with successful claims. These include:

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Anxiety

  • Apprehension

  • Confusion

  • Humiliation

  • Shock

  • Sorrow

  • Terror

  • Isolation

  • Loss of self-confidence

 

Other clear signals of emotional distress include depression, fear of leaving the home, and other life-altering behaviors foreign to the plaintiff’s usual and natural personality.

 

Valuing Emotional Distress Damages

One cannot put a price on mental and emotional health. But, for the purposes of a personal injury claim, one must put a dollar amount on emotional distress. Typically, this is done by totaling up the value of your medical bills and lost wages, then multiplying the sum by a factor of 1 to 5 depending on the severity of the emotional distress experienced. 

A personal injury attorney can help you fine tune your claim by providing information about the amount of compensation for emotional distress won in cases similar to yours. Together, you and your attorney can arrive at a range of compensation that you feel is appropriate. Your attorney can then work to have this amount included in the settlement offered by the insurance company or the award determined by the jury in court.

 

Contact the Lawyers at Sneed|Mitchell LLP

If you or a loved one has suffered a mental distress injuries as the result of another's negligent or reckless conduct, the Texas Injury Attorneys of Sneed|Mitchell LLP - The Injury Team, can help. We have offices in Houston, Austin,  and Fort Worth, and we represent clients throughout Texas. Call us today at (866)434-0014, or fill out our contact form and lawyer with call you now.

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