There are few things worse than being hurt in an accident caused by the negligence of another. Unfortunately, auto accidents are not only physically damaging, but they are also often traumatic events as well. In some cases, people have trauma so severe that it significantly impacts their mental psyche on a daily basis. If this has happened to you, we are here to help. Please continue reading and reach out to a compassionate Bronx car accident lawyer from the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn more about whether you can sue for emotional trauma after sustaining an injury in an auto accident and how our legal team can help you fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Am I allowed to sue for emotional trauma caused by a car accident?
Yes, you are. If you were in a car accident and now, as a result, you suffer from PTSD, depression, or another clinically-diagnosed mental health issue that stems from your accident or the injuries caused by your accident (e.g. an amputated leg that now severely impacts your mobility and ability to enjoy life) you may sue for emotional trauma or mental anguish. Though emotional trauma is rather incalculable, those who’ve endured it can still sue for compensation which will hopefully help ease the pain and pay for the resources the person needs to heal.
What else can I sue for?
After sustaining an injury in an auto accident, you can sue for other non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, a lower quality of life, loss of consortium, and more. On the other hand, you can also sue for economic damages, including the cost of medical care and lost wages from missing work due to the injury, among others.
How long can I wait to sue?
Technically, in most cases, victims of negligence can wait up to three years from the date of their accident to sue for compensation, but this is never advisable. Instead, you should make it a point to file your personal injury claim as soon after your accident as you can. The sooner you file, the sooner we can start fighting for the compensation you deserve and need.
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