Recovering Emotional Damages

Do you have questions about recovering emotional damages after an accident? Watch this video, and then contact our Gilbert injury attorneys today.

Question:

How does recovering emotional damages work?

Answer:

Recovering Emotional DamagesIf you have a personal injury claim in Arizona, you might wonder if you can recover for emotional or psychological injuries or damages. In fact, that question comes up very commonly, especially in automobile accident situations but with a lot of other ones, too. A classic example is when someone gets rear-ended at 50 miles an hour. They not only suffer a lot of physical injuries, concussions, headaches, and all the symptoms that go along with that, but also post-traumatic stress disorder, driving anxiety, etc. If you had no warning that that vehicle was going to rear-end you that affect you psychologically to the core. You’re just sitting there at the light, and all of a sudden, it’s like a nuclear bomb went off.

In a case like that, yes, you can get paid for that separately from your physical pain and suffering and injuries, but it’s important that you get the right expert and the top experts, who can prove that. If you just stay at home, the insurance company will pay you zero. If, on the other hand, we get you to the top experts, psychologists, and others, who document that and give you treatment for it, that’s a different story. Now, we can get you paid for it. That’s why it’s so important no matter what kind of injuries you have, physical injuries, but even psychological or emotional injuries. Don’t downplay that. Make sure to give us a call. We’ll refer you to top experts. They’ll get you treatment. They’ll get you over those symptoms in most cases. Otherwise, they can last a lifetime. You’ll get help through trauma counselors. We’ll also get you paid for it instead of you suffering in silence. Remember, the call is free. The information is free. We’re here to help you.

Let’s say you were driving home from work and someone merged lanes on the highway without putting on a turn signal and you ended up getting clipped by them. Initially it may seem the other driver is entirely at fault. Let’s say, however, you were going about 10 mph over the speed limit. You may be deemed partially at fault because the insurance company will try to say that, had you not been speeding, the collision may not have happened or it may have been a less severe collision. Of course, it is obvious that the person who just merged without warning into your car is mostly at fault. If you were to be deemed 20% at fault for the accident, for instance, and you were awarded $10,000 for your injuries, you would then receive $8,000 which is 20% less than what you would be receiving if you were not at fault.

Do not be surprised, then, if you see your Gilbert personal injury lawyers having to go up against the insurance company about your shared fault. It shouldn’t surprise you later on in the settlement negotiations if there is talk of the insurance company trying to reduce what they owe you. However, the good news is that Arizona is not one of the states that have a cap on the compensation that you can receive for your damages.

Have you or a loved one been injured because of someone else and have questions about recovering emotional damages? Contact experienced Gilbert Personal Injury Lawyers at Free Injury Advice today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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