Can I Claim Anxiety in My Car Collision Case?

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Unfortunately, even in this day in age, there is a stigma surrounding mental health concerns like anxiety. With this, you may worry that you may not be taken seriously if you claim to be suffering from anxiety in the time after your traumatic car collision. However, you may rest easier knowing that you may have a solid case that a Texas court is willing to hear. Follow along to find out whether you can claim anxiety in your case and how a proficient Houston, Texas car accident lawyer at White Personal Injury can work to support your argument.

Is it possible to claim anxiety in my car collision case?

Essentially, anxiety is considered to be a form of emotional distress that typically stems from a catastrophic event. With this, emotional distress is one of the most common side effects that victims of car collisions face.

It is worth mentioning that such emotional distress does not have to be associated with any bodily injuries you may or may not have incurred from the car crash. What’s more, such emotional distress is relevant even if you were partially to blame for the crash. Overall, you just need to prove that your emotional distress is tied to the event of the crash itself.

Proving your battle with anxiety may be accomplished through statements from your treating mental health professionals, testimonies from other mental health experts, copies of medical records, receipts of medical bills, and any other relevant, tangible piece of evidence. And so long as you have means for making a compelling argument, you may bring your claim of anxiety forward in your car collision case.

What other non-economic damages can I claim?

Firstly, non-economic damages refer to the subjective, non-monetary losses that you may have incurred as a direct result of your car collision. Therefore, the emotional and mental anguish from your anxiety is a type of non-economic damage.

Aside from anxiety, a Texas court may allow you to claim all other relevant non-economic damages that you require financial compensation for. More specific examples are as follows:

  • The injury to your reputation.
  • Your loss of consortium.
  • Your loss of society of companionship.
  • Your loss in the enjoyment of life.
  • Your physical pain and suffering.
  • Your physical impairment.
  • The inconvenience of your physical pain and suffering, physical impairment, etc.

Understandably so, it may be difficult for you to determine a monetary award that would fairly compensate you for such non-economic damages. Rest assured, your attorney may employ an accounting expert to make these calculations on your behalf.

This is all to say that, before you move any further in your claim, you must consult a talented Houston, Texas auto accident lawyer. So please reach out to White Personal Injury today.

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