Is Suing for Psychological Impairment in Court Difficult?

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Emotional distress is different compared to a physical injury because it is more difficult to prove. If you have a physical injury, you can show the wound and provide medical records to prove it. There’s no room to deny that the injury exists and the lawyers can only debate on the cause and liability.

The same is not the case with a psychological impairment. There isn’t any noticeable injury, which makes it difficult to prove that emotional distress exists. Different people react to traumatic situations differently. Some people don’t develop any mental anguish after traumatic situations while others can suffer from crippling anxiety.


That isn’t the only problem when it comes to proving mental anguish. Lawyers can easily debate that the victim is lying or that no such injury exists. This process requires a different approach and set of arguments.

Inexperienced lawyers don’t know which experts they need to approach, and that can hamper your chances of success. It would be best if you had lawyers that are experienced with psychological injury claims to argue your case and get the best compensation.

We have handled several cases of emotional distress and understand how they work. We collect all relevant information, gather experts, and make sure there’s undeniable evidence of psychological trauma.

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The personal injury lawyers at McNally Gervan LLP understand the system and are here to help concussion victims in Ottawa get the support they need and the benefits they deserve.

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If you have a question or need assistance, our team of personal injury lawyers is here to help. We know every personal injury case is unique and we work hard to make sure our clients are fairly compensated.

If you are unable to travel to our downtown Ottawa office, one of our lawyers or paralegals can come to meet you at your home or some other convenient location. During the free consultation, we will get to know you and to understand the nature of your injuries, as well as the impact the accident is having on you and your family. Contact us for a free consultation with a lawyer with complete knowledge about car accident claims. We know it’s personal.