Robinson & Clapham - Employment Law Attorney
Home Blog
In This Section

Should you seek damages for emotional duress in your claim?

A Rhode Island car accident can change your life in many ways, and it can leave you with injuries and damages that may have a negative impact for years to come. In addition to the physical injuries and scars you can see, there is unseen damage that you cannot see. Sometimes, the unseen damage can be just as significant as the physical damage.

It may be possible you have a rightful claim to seek compensation for the emotional duress you experienced in your car accident. If you believe you have a rightful claim to seek these specific damages, you will find it beneficial to seek help as you gather the appropriate evidence to prove your emotional duress is significant.

Damages for your pain and suffering

The type and amount of damages you can seek through your personal injury claim depend on the details of your individual situation. In some serious cases, it is appropriate to seek damages for pain and suffering, which can include emotional duress. However, you must be able to prove you suffered significant mental and emotional anguish as a result of your accident.

Proving emotional duress is not necessarily an easy process. It requires providing relevant documentation of your suffering, which can include any paperwork, witness accounts and other things that validate the following types of suffering:

  • The intensity of your emotional suffering
  • How long your emotional suffering has lasted
  • The underlying reason for your emotional duress
  • Bodily harm that could be connected to your emotional duress

Types of documentation you may be able to provide include medical records, notes from a psychologist and more. You may have a valid claim to damages for your emotional duress, but you do not have to walk through the personal injury claims process alone. Many accident victims find it beneficial to have help as they seek to maximize their potential claim.

The specific recovery you deserve

What you need to get better and move forward after an accident depends on your injuries and the damages you experienced. Your emotional suffering can be significant, even if you cannot see it.

A complete evaluation of your case can help you understand your legal options, including seeking damages for emotional duress and mental suffering. The impact of your accident can affect you in ways others cannot see or understand, but that does not diminish your right to seek the full and fair recovery you deserve.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Schedule A Consultation With An Attorney

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Providence Office
123 Dyer Street, Suite 135
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: 401-400-3841
Fax: 401-331-7888
Providence Law Office Map

Wakefield Office
24 Salt Pond Road, Suite A #8
Wakefield, RI 02879

Phone: 401-594-4365
Fax: 401-783-3670
Wakefield Law Office Map