What are emotional damages?

Suffering a severe accident can have long-term consequences in your life. These consequences can include physical injuries that leave sequels, or they can also be psychological, affecting your performance and mental health.
Emotional damages can also be included in your injury claim because they can affect you proportionately and financially. For example, this type of damage may require psychological therapy and generate a loss of wages, among other consequences that may affect you and your loved ones.

Some of the symptoms that can affect those who have suffered an accident are anxiety problems, trauma, insomnia, depression, or the well-known post-traumatic stress syndrome. These symptoms can make it difficult for you to carry out activities as you used to before the accident, like attending work, participating in social events, and others.

While dealing with the pain and suffering from your accident, you may wonder who should pay for all the medical care needed to lessen your symptoms and regain your quality of life. The answer is that these emotional damages must also be considered as part of the compensation that the person responsible must pay you.

Generally, the more extensive and impactful your injuries are, the amount that will be considered for compensation for your emotional damages will also grow. Likewise, the more serious your injuries and the more suffering they cause you, the greater your compensation will be.

A personal injury attorney can help you be clear about the process and your chances of receiving compensation. They will walk you through the process and calculate how much you could get based on your injuries.
At Guerra Casillas we can help. Contact one of our personal injury attorneys.