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Do not underestimate the emotional trauma of an accident

Your Florida car accident can change your life in many significant ways. From your physical injuries to your financial losses, the impact of an accident can reverberate throughout many areas of your life. Sometimes, the most significant consequences of a car accident are not those you can see, but those you can feel.

Emotional duress is a common side effect from a car accident, and for some victims, it is significant. You may not realize your options, but if you are struggling with the unseen trauma of your motor vehicle accident, you have the right to pursue financial compensation. You have the right to take your suffering seriously, even if it is unseen, and hold liable parties accountable.

Unseen trauma with real consequences

You know that your car accident left you suffering emotionally, but it can be difficult to prove this. Car accident victims may be able to secure benefits for their emotional duress by seeking damages for pain and suffering. The unseen impact of a serious accident can be just as significant as physical suffering, and you can seek deserved recompense for what you suffered.

It is not always easy to validate a claim for emotional duress. It can be complex to prove you are suffering in this way, but your claim must be able to prove the following about your mental anguish:

  • Your emotional trauma is not dissipating or diminishing after the initial aftermath of the accident passed.
  • The actions of the defendant, which is the specific party liable for your accident, are the reason for your emotional suffering.
  • Your emotional distress impacts you physically, possibly preventing you from working or enjoying a certain quality of life.

Your quest to secure compensation for your emotional trauma will not be an easy one, but it is not something you must do on your own. You may find it beneficial to have experienced legal guidance as you navigate the personal injury claims process.

Your pursuit of a fair recovery

If you suffered as the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another person, you do not have to suffer alone. You have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries, including your emotional trauma.

A complete evaluation of your case can help you discover your legal options. This is a beneficial first step, especially if you are unsure if you have a case or how you can seek damages for the unseen impact of a serious car accident.

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