Suing For Emotional Distress

woman hunched over her knees crying to indicate emotional distress

Personal injury cases typically involve a combination of economic and non-economic damages. Non-economic damages relate to pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and emotional distress. A bad accident with painful injuries often entails a certain amount of emotional distress. But what if there was no physical harm? Is suing for emotional distress on its own possible? The short answer is yes, but it can be complicated. Please read our blog to learn more about emotional distress lawsuits and what they involve. Can You Sue for Emotional Distress? The possibility of successfully suing for emotional distress without physical injury varies depending...

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What is Loss of Consortium?

couple experiencing marital troubles as an example of loss of consortium

When it comes to personal injury, many people will only consider the person directly involved in the accident. The negligence of another, however, can also have a profound impact on loved ones, especially the spouse. “Loss of consortium” is often a consideration in wrongful death cases, but it can apply to personal injury claims as well. It is a legal premise meant to account for the suffering a spouse may endure after a partner is severely injured.  Loss of Consortium Definition Following a bad accident, the road to recovery from personal injury can be painful physically and emotionally. The injured person’s  life...

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