Regardless of whether you were in a car accident or suffered a dog bite attack, you most likely are coming away from the situation holding on to emotional distress. You have a right to pain and suffering reimbursement for ALL of your injuries, to make you whole again.

What Is Emotional Distress?

Emotional distress, also called “mental anguish,” is just as real as a broken arm or a concussion. Some claims adjusters view emotional distress as a ploy to get more money out of insurance companies, but more often than not, that is incorrect. 

When negotiating with an insurance adjuster, the most effective way to articulate your emotional distress is by discussing its symptoms.

Symptoms of emotional distress include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Guilt
  • Frustration
  • Insomnia
  • Bitterness
  • Loss of consortium

Unfortunately, simply telling the adjuster you suffered from one or more of these symptoms may not be enough. To make them understand that they need to reimburse you for your pain and suffering, you must provide evidence and clearly explain how those symptoms affected you.

Communicate Openly

You’ll need to discuss personal matters, so honestly and openly communicate the emotional strain the accident has put on you and your family. Give specific examples of the reasons for your anxiety or depression, or why you have trouble sleeping since the accident. This will be more convincing than simply stating, “I can’t sleep.” 

Do You Suffer From Emotional Distress?

If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, contact one of our experienced attorneys. We will walk you through the details of your claim and help you to get the compensation that you deserve.

The Law Office of Dussault & Zatir, PC

*The above is not to be considered as legal advice. Every case is different and the laws which apply may differ from state to state.

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