Emotional Pain And Suffering in Personal Injury Cases

Serving New Hampshire & Vermont including Concord, Manchester & Nashua

One of the most difficult aspects of a personal injury claim is emotional pain and suffering. Proving a physical injury is relatively straightforward for a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney. There are medical reports. There are witnesses who can testify that you’ve openly dealt with an injury from your car accident, for example. And you might still bear the scars of the injury.

Emotional pain and suffering, however, does not manifest itself in such obvious ways. It’s difficult for people to see what you’re going through. There are no obvious scars. And even trained physicians are not always in a place to observe the symptoms. But personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss know that your emotional pain and suffering is no less real for being difficult to see, and we’ll work tirelessly to ensure you get the justice and compensation you deserve for every element of your claim. Call (866) 933-6115 today for a free consultation.

Symptoms of Emotional Pain and Suffering

Every individual is unique, and the psychological trauma of a personal injury case manifests differently in everyone. But some symptoms of emotional pain and suffering are relatively common, and a personal injury attorney should be able to help you recognize them. These symptoms include:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Withdrawal from the world
  • Anxiety
  • Mental anguish
  • Anger or frustration

Proving Emotional Pain and Suffering

Obviously, proving these symptoms is difficult, and many are skeptical of emotional pain and suffering claims. But there are some steps you can take to help your injury attorney prove your trauma.

First, don’t try and “tough out” the psychological pain. There’s no shame in experiencing pain and suffering after something as significant as a personal injury. Speak to a trained medical professional such as a psychologist or a therapist about what you’re experiencing. Get records of your visits. It will help to prove that your problems are long-running and well-documented.

Second, be sure and mention your pain and suffering to the injury attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss. He or she will have experience in these cases and will be able to give you guidance on how to handle what you’re going through. And the longer your personal injury attorney knows about your emotional pain and suffering, the better Van Dorn & Curtiss will be able to plan how best to get you the justice and compensation you deserve. Our lawyers will know how to calculate your compensation.

If you’ve suffered a personal injury of any sort in Concord or anywhere else in New Hampshire or Vermont, please contact The Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss online or dial (866) 933-6115 for a free consultation.