You can gather documentation to support your claims of pain, suffering, and emotional distress following a personal injury accident. It is also important to ensure you collect all evidence of your economic expenses and losses. Our team can use these damages to calculate the psychological and physical hardship you have experienced, including emotional distress.
One way to collect the necessary proof of your damages to support a fair settlement is to work with a personal injury attorney on our team. We will manage all aspects of your legal case, including investigating what happened and gathering the evidence to support your claim.
Documenting Your Intangible Losses Following a Personal Injury
There are some documents that will support your claim for emotional distress, although it may take some work on your part to ensure you have them. Anything that documents how your injuries and treatment—including the pain you suffer—affects your life could help. Examples include:
- A journal documenting your daily activities, limitations, and pain
- Statements from family, friends, doctors, and others
- Other proof of activities you missed or limitations you experienced
- Bills from counseling, which may also be a recoverable economic damage
Gathering these items in a file along with your medical bills, documents about lost wages, receipts, and other evidence of expenses and losses can make it easier to develop a strong argument for a fair settlement or help your legal team prepare for trial.
Putting a Value on Your Emotional Distress After a Personal Injury Accident
It is important to document as many expenses and losses as possible following your Louisiana injury accident. Failure to identify some financial costs could affect the non-economic damages you recover, as well as your overall payout.
A Personal Injury Attorney at Our Firm Can Build Your Claim
Our personal injury law firm handles cases similar to yours regularly, and we know how to prove economic and non-economic losses. Further, we are familiar with the most common types of costs victims experience and will check for them, which makes it more difficult to overlook major expenditures or undervalue your case.
Even though you pay a percentage of your financial recovery to your attorney, our success is directly tied to yours. This encourages us to work hard for the settlement you deserve. In addition, you do not have to worry about figuring out how to navigate the process, as we take care of you every step of the way.
Calculating the Value of Your Intangible Losses
In many cases, the value of emotional distress and other intangible losses is based on the victim’s economic losses. There are several ways to calculate non-economic damages, and most consider the cost of medical care, lost wages, and more.
Our team can explain how to put a value on your intangible damages and use the evidence you collected to support the demand for this type of compensation. Some types of cases may naturally include more compensation for emotional distress than others, including:
- Catastrophic injuries
- Permanent disabilities
- Intentional actions
Protecting Your Right to a Fair and Just Settlement
Your lawyer will also protect your rights and mitigate attempts to reduce the value of your claim. With that, you can count on us to manage all communication with the insurer, meet all applicable deadlines, and counter any allegations of shared fault. These tasks are essential for getting a fair payout for your intangible losses.
Our Law Firm Provides Complimentary Case Reviews for Victims
Our personal injury law office provides free consultations for victims of negligence accidents in Louisiana. You can learn more about your case, rights, and legal options during this conversation with one of our team members.
If you choose to work with an attorney at our firm, we will handle all legal aspects of your case, including gathering evidence, naming liable parties, and proving your financial and intangible damages. We work based on contingency, so you do not have to pay any upfront attorney’s fees. Instead, we get paid a percentage of the money we recover for you.
You must act quickly to avoid running out of time. Under CC §3492, accident victims in Louisiana usually only have up to one year to file a lawsuit. If you fail to adhere to the deadline, you will probably not be able to pursue damages, including emotional distress.
Speak with Our Attorneys for Free Today
When you contact us, we can explain how we may be able to help you seek and secure compensation during this conversation. We also represent injured clients on a contingency-fee-basis, so our lawyers get paid only if you do.
Call now to discuss your case and the harm you experienced today with the team from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers. Our firm provides complimentary consultations that include case evaluations.