Proving that you suffer emotional distress in a court of law can be extremely difficult. After all, it’s not like you have broken bones that can be proven with an x-ray.
Emotional distress is mostly psychological. Emotional distress can consist of many things, including mental anguish, fear, grief, humiliation and shock. This is not enough to recover money damages in court. You must prove that it was so terrible that you could not endure it.
The following are some helpful hints if you are considering a claim for emotional distress:
- Do you have some other types of physical injuries, such as constant headaches or an ulcer?
- What type of incident caused this stress?
- Show how intense your mental anguish is.
- A doctor’s note may help
- How long have you been in pain?
Proving emotional distress can be complex and difficult. You must prove that the other person acted intentionally and without care for the consequences. Was the other person outrageous in his or her behavior?
If you believe you are the victim of emotional distress and want to file a claim against another person, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney at the Law Offices of Welebir | Tierney who will guide you through your case.