A serious personal injury can devastate all areas of your life. Along with permanent damages, you may be dealing with lasting emotional pain as you try to figure out how to move forward and prosper in spite of the accident. It can take months or even years to get back to normal, if it’s even possible.
If you were injured due to someone else's negligence, they should be held accountable. Larsen Law PLLC offers free consultations to help you protect your right to fair compensation.
Can You Sue for Emotional Distress in Tennessee?
Under the law, a victim of a car accident or other type of personal injury case can file a lawsuit that seeks to recover compensation for emotional distress damages. Emotional distress is also often called emotional harm, mental anguish, and mental disturbance. Emotional distress is when a person that has been through a traumatic incident, whether the even produced physical harm or not, emotional distress has various symptoms that can appear. Some of the symptoms that can appear affect our mental health, while others manifest themselves as physical symptoms. Non-physical symptoms of emotional distress can include anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Physical symptoms of emotional distress can include weight loss from lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and more.
Pursuing Your Personal Injury Claim
After a serious injury, your focus needs to be on your recovery. It can be difficult to focus on both your recovery and an ongoing legal battle for your compensation, so Larsen Law PLLC takes steps to work with my clients and ensure that they are comfortable with their level of input and direction.
We have represented clients who were injured as a result of:
- Motor vehicle accidents including car accidents, motorcycle crashes, truck and bus crashes, and pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Slip and falls and other instances of premises liability
- Defective products and other cases involving product liability
- Assaults and bodily harm inflicted by others
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
We represent clients with a wide variety of injuries, from traumatic brain injuries to broken bones and other forms of physical impairment.
Taking on Insurance Companies
For many people, the first call they get after returning home from the hospital will be a friendly insurance adjuster. This person may offer you what they call a generous settlement in an effort to have you sign for a check and close the matter.
The truth is this is often the bare minimum amount, far below what you will really need to adjust to the change in your life. Larsen Law PLLC can help you better assess your situation and fight for the settlement you deserve.