What is Emotional Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?

In a personal injury lawsuit, damages can be both economic and non-economic. Your economic damages include medical bills and lost wages. Emotional pain and suffering is a non-economic damage: You can’t show in dollars and cents how a traumatic brain injury or other severe injury has caused you physical and emotional distress.

Physical and emotional distress may include:

  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Physical pain

This emotional suffering may be brought about by such things as a shortened life expectancy or permanent disability resulting from your injury.

Compared to economic damages, pain and suffering is difficult to show. Economic damages can usually be demonstrated with bills, receipts and other documentation. It is much more difficult to show someone how your injury has hurt you emotionally, and how it impacts your mental wellness day-to-day.

At Polewski & Associates, our personal injury attorneys will determine the ways in which your injury caused you emotional pain and distress. We fight aggressively for compensation for both the economic costs of your injury, and the unseen distress your injury has caused.

If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence in Texas, please contact Polewski Law, PC to schedule a consultation with our experienced Dallas personal injury attorneys.

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