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What is Emotional Pain and Suffering?

The Chicago personal injury lawyers at Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. believe our clients are entitled to maximum compensation. Determining compensation for issues such as lost wages, medical expenses, lifestyle modifications, and property damage is fairly straightforward. These damages can be backed up with solid numbers, making it easy to determine their worth. Less easy to determine is emotional pain and suffering, but this is equally important to your claim.

Defining Emotional Pain and Suffering

Emotional pain and suffering is any suffering you sustain following an accident. This may include things such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Fear
  • Embarrassment or insecurity
  • Limitations on physical ability

Victims of personal injury face potential problems that exceed the physical and financial. The aggressive Chicago personal injury attorneys at our firm know how devastating any type of accident can be and will fight to ensure you are compensated for any emotional duress you may deal with.

To prove emotional pain and suffering, it is helpful if you keep records of your daily experiences. Detail how your accident makes you feel on a daily basis, any frustration or limitations you now experience, and the various ways your injury has impacted you personally. It can also be helpful to work with a psychologist who can provide a diagnosis for your emotional suffering. While this is not necessary, it can be helpful when determining the maximum compensation you are due.

Our personal injury attorneys will work with you on an individual basis. Listening closely to your concerns and paying attention to the ways in which your accident has impacted every area of your life, we will do whatever it takes to help ensure you are provided with compensation for all of your damages.

If you have been injured in any type of accident in or around Chicago, Illinois, please contact Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our personal injury lawyers today.

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