Our Wichita Personal Injury Attorneys Are Here to Serve you
In car accidents and a variety of other types of accidents, injured people
who experience serious harm after an accident often sue the responsible
party for what is known as “pain and suffering.” This typically
refers to the combination of physical injuries and mental anguish that
results from life-changing physical damage, such as traumatic brain injuries,
amputations, multiple fractures, and so on. Though it is often difficult
or impossible to monetize or calculate the emotional and personal consequences
of such physical injuries, you may be able to claim emotional distress
in your personal injury lawsuit.
Call Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC today at (316) 313-4730 for help
with your emotional distress claim.
How Is Emotional Distress Defined?
Legally speaking, emotional distress refers to the mental suffering you
experience as a result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
This can include embarrassment, anxiety, depression, isolation, and more.
Emotional distress differs from pain and suffering in that it does not
refer to physical suffering.
Emotional distress claims are evaluated based on whether or not the distress
you claim is likely to persist and whether it is medically viable based
on your injuries and symptoms. Depending on your case, you may
have to have sustained physical injuries from the accident in order to claim
Proving Your Emotional Distress
As in any legal case, evidence is everything. When filing an emotional
distress claim, it is always valuable to have recorded input from a medical
professional regarding your mental and physical health, especially as
they pertain to your accident and injuries. Be sure to gather as much
tangible, physical evidence related to your injuries, including photos,
hospital records, and so on.
Once you have been stabilized and received the immediate medical attention
you need, the implications of your injury will become more apparent. It
is at this point that you and your personal injury attorney can get the
ball rolling and begin taking legal action against the person whose negligence
caused your suffering. This typically starts with creating and filing
a demand letter and sending it to the responsible party’s insurance provider.
However, before taking any legal action to obtain the compensation you
deserve, you must connect with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Call (316) 313-4730 Today and Get Hutton & Hutton on Your Side
At the Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC, we know how to properly litigate
a personal injury case—and we also know how to get you the compensation
you need in the aftermath of an accident. Our Wichita personal injury
attorneys are here to serve you from beginning to end and work with you
until your case is resolved.
Reach out to us today and
schedule your free consultation with a Wichita personal injury lawyer.