I WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT: AM I ABLE TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR EMOTIONAL INJURIES?

You were involved in a car accident on the streets of California.  There were no significant bodily injuries but you did experience emotional distress because of the automobile accident.  Now you wonder: Am I able to make an insurance claim for emotional distress or physiological injuries that happened and I now suffer from the accident?


DAMAGES COMPENSATION FOR CAR ACCIDENTS IS NORMAL  

            When someone gets hurt in an automobile or trucking accident, they can offer an insurance claim for personal injury to the insurance company for the person who was driving the other car.  Money compensation in the form of damages that a claimant will be entitled to for form a car accident or truck accident or motorcycle collision case include medical invoices, loss of income from not being able to work at your job, and compensation for pain and suffering.  The law of California says that a component of pain and suffering includes the emotional distress and psychological anxiety that accompanies what happens after a car collision.  On the other hand, the worst part of being in this accident is dealing with your injuries and spending all of your free time for possibly months going to doctors to get better.  That is the demanding part of the accident, not the few hours or less that you actually spend on the roadside after the car accident.   You might also be very stressed out if your injuries will ever be better or if you do not make a full recovery.  You might be concerned and have emotional distress if your injuries do not resolve after some medical treatment.  
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PERSONALINURURY LAWYERS ARE VERY GOOD AT OBTAINING COMPENSATION FOR BODILY INJURY

            Without any bodily injuries, your only pain, distress and suffering will come from simply being involved in the accident only.  The accident itself is really more accurately described as inconvenient, with no bodily injuries; you don’t really have pain from the accident although it will cause you undue stress.  So the common man wouldn’t think that a no injury car accident would be very stressful. And “the common man” is who you might expect to be part of a jury that decides your case.  The common man might have trouble thinking you should gbe awarded money for this “inconvenience” because it is not really true pain and suffering in the traditional sense. 

            Nonetheless, there are individuals that might have a lot of emotional distress from something that most people could shrug off as a minor situation.   But demonstrating this distress to a jury could be hard to do.  It is easy to show to a jury physical injuries like a fractured arm. You can show radiology films to prove that.  Emotional distress is not that easy to prove to a jury.  People can have a difficult time believe that someone suffered emotional distress in an accident with little bodily pains. It is going to take a team of expert witnesses like a doctor of psychiatry, called as a witness by your personal injury attorney.   Only with this kind of help can you have someone testify that you suffered emotionally with no bodily injury.
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Jahrmarkt and Associates

John Jahrmarkt, Esq. is the owner and managing partner of Jahrmarkt and Associates. John has more than 20 years of experience handling all kinds personal injury claims – from complicated catastrophic injuries to garden variety “soft tissue” pain. John knows how the insurance industry works and the steps their adjusters can take to protect their profits. All of our accident and injury claims are managed by John, experienced in fighting back against any low-ball insurance offers. Jahrmarkt and Associates is a skilled and experienced law firm that focuses only on representing injured individuals. We have been fighting aggressively for the rights of those who have been injured in accidents or by the negligence of others.

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