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:
- Auto Accidents
- Dog Attacks
- Injuries to Children
- Medical Malpractice
- Product Liability
- Workplace Injuries
- Wrongful Death
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) 692-8700 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.
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We are a team of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers our main offices located in West Chester, Chester County Pennsylvania and serving clients throughout the greater Philadelphia Metro Area including Lancaster County, Berks County, Bucks County, Delaware County and Montgomery County. If your family has been victimized by the negligence of another and you are seeking a free initial consult on you rights and possible claims, it is crucial you speak to an experienced Pennsylvania Injury lawyers in order to ensure your rights are protected and to review all of your legal options with you.
The Injury attorneys of Ciccarelli Law Offices have successfully represented individuals throughout the state of Pennsylvania that have been injured in accidents. Our Chester County based law firm is based at 304 North High Street, West Chester PA 19380 and serves clients throughout Pennsylvania including but not limited to in Kennett Square, Downingtown, West Chester, Coatesville, Exton, Chester Springs, Chadds Ford, Landenberg, Lancaster, Media, Harrisburg, Reading, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford, Malvern, Parkesburg, Phoenixville and Paoli. Contact us now at (610) 692-8700 or call toll free (877) 529-2422. Don’t wait—contact an attorney immediately.