One day you’re at the gas station at the corner of Poplar and Ridgeway, a very busy intersection in Memphis, filling your car up with fuel. You prop the handle up so the gas can pump while you relax and look around.
As you’re looking towards the intersection, you become a witness to a violent, violent car accident. Shock overcomes you.
Fast-forward to an hour later, you’re getting ready to finally leave. However, you can’t drive. You’re scared to really even get in your car, let alone start the engine and drive off. It seems like you’ve suffered some kind of psychological harm from the accident.
This fear continues for a few days and really begins to affect your daily routines – getting to work, going to the grocery store, etc. This results in expensive counseling.
Do you have a personal injury case due to psychological harm?
There’s a chance a person could recover compensation for psychological damage in a case such as this. However, it would be extremely difficult.
What would a lawyer need to prove?
As with any personal injury case, medical proof is required. A doctor must claim “yes, it’s more likely than not this psychological damage was caused by the accident.”
Again, this case would come with high difficulty. The case would be much easier with physical damage suffered on top of psychological damage.
However, even in that situation, medical proof is a necessity. It’s always a necessity in any personal injury case.
If you’ve been injured or harmed due to the negligence of others, the personal injury attorneys at Darrell Castle & Associates want you to return to how life was before the incident. We will fight to recover funds to help you pay medical bills and other expenses. We can be flexible with your specific health needs and obligations even if you can’t travel because of your injuries.
If this is you, or someone you know, please contact us today, either online or by calling us at (901) 327-1212, and one of our attorneys will be happy to speak with you regarding your situation, free of charge.