Compensation for Emotional Distress
Recovering Compensation for Emotional Distress in a Personal Injury Case
Check out the following educational legal video about recovering compensation for emotional distress in a personal injury case by Daniel J. Chiacchia, an experienced Hamburg injury attorney.
Many times, we work on cases that involve an emotional component. People always ask us, “Can I recover for my emotional pain?” Part of the damage instruction a court gives a jury talks about loss of enjoyment of life, and that deals with the emotional side of things. People may say, “I can’t pick up my grandkids or my children anymore. I can’t hunt anymore. I can’t do my job.” When you can no longer do the things you’ve been accustomed to doing, it often has an emotional impact on your enjoyment of life.
We often have clients who end up having to undergo counseling and – unfortunately – medication at times. Sometimes, this even carries over into their marriages. In some marriages, it can be very problematic. We have occasionally brought loss of services and loss of consortium claims related to that. As far as emotional damages, those definitely play a big part in cases where someone is severely injured and can no longer do what they love to do.
Were you injured and have questions about recovering compensation for emotional distress? Contact the experienced Hamburg injury attorneys at Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP for a free confidential consultation. We treat your case and your injuries seriously and do everything in our power to bring you relief. Let our experience work for you.