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When a person has been involved in a traumatic experience, he or she can suffer harm that does not have the same qualities of physical injuries. Emotional distress, mental anguish, and pain and suffering are all examples of noneconomic damages that may be part of the compensation victims can be entitled to in such cases as:
Some victims may lose sleep, suffer from depression, or experience prolonged anxiety. If a person is mentally harmed by another party’s intentional or reckless conduct, the victim may have a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED). If the damage is caused by negligent conduct, then the person could possibly pursue a negligent infliction of emotional distress (NEID) claim.
The party that is considered negligent can be liable for the financial harm that a victim suffers. However, these types of noneconomic damages are among some of the most extraordinarily difficult types of compensation to recover, because the amounts are subjective in comparison to economic damages like medical bills or lost wages that can be calculated.
For this reason, the insurance companies that represent negligent parties will have lawyers prepared to dispute the validity of any noneconomic damage claims. They could offer a settlement to resolve a victim’s case, but the amount that is proposed will generally be much less than what a person is probably entitled to.
The Chester County emotional distress attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices understand that people in these circumstances can often be too exhausted to exert the energy needed to justify their pain, which is why we work as a team to fight for our clients and hold negligent parties accountable. If you believe that you may have an emotional distress claim following a traumatic accident or other experience, you should know that our firm provides legal services on a contingency fee basis which means that we only get paid if you receive a monetary award.
Our emotional distress lawyers can review your case when you call (610) 719-3190 to take advantage of a free consultation. Ciccarelli Law Offices has offices in West Chester, Malvern, Plymouth Square, Philadelphia, Radnor, Kennett Square, King of Prussia, and Lancaster.