Emotional distress is one confusing element of a car accident claim. Countless individuals experience emotional distress, trauma, and pain and suffering, yet they are unsure how this condition plays a role in their car accident claim.
Because you may be unsure of your rights after a car accident, you may not know how to prove emotional distress. You may not even know if it applies to your case. Working with a lawyer gives you a clear path to not only proving emotional distress, but also pursuing compensation for it.
Proving Emotional Distress
We stress seeking medical attention after a crash to start your physical recovery. However, if you believe you experience trauma from the crash, you should also consider seeking therapy to determine what triggers you may have and how triggers impact on your life.
In many cases, to prove you have emotional distress after an accident, you need to have a professional diagnosis. Many individuals can claim emotional distress, but without a diagnosis by a trained medical professional, this claim may fall on deaf ears.
Therapy not only helps you obtain a diagnosis for your mental trauma, but it also helps you address any issues that you may have stemming from the distress. For instance, if you fear driving after a crash, therapy can help you understand why and potentially overcome your trauma.
Getting Legal Help
Insurance adjusters are quick to deny non-economic damage claims because they don’t always agree with the assessment. Working with a lawyer helps protect your rights to compensation, giving you a skilled legal professional who can help you understand your options.
At The Kalka Law Group - Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys, we’re here for you. Our Atlanta car accident attorneys aim to pursue the maximum compensation to which you’re entitled. We move forward with tenacity, compassion, and experience, putting your best interests first while taking on large insurance companies.
For a free consultation, call our firm today at (678) 270-2377.