How Can My Lawyer Prove My Emotional Distress?

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It can be quite a task to prove not only the existence of your emotional distress, but that it is a direct result of your accident.

If you enjoy daytime television courtroom reality shows, you know that the litigants often claim “emotional distress.” They request an amount of money to compensate for their emotional distress. You also know that Judge Judy dismisses most of those claims with one bang of the gavel.

What is Emotional Distress?

According to the FindLaw Legal Dictionary, emotional distress is “a highly unpleasant emotional reaction (as anguish, humiliation, or fury) which results from another’s conduct and for which damages may be sought.”

The line between emotional distress and “pain and suffering” can seem a bit fuzzy and gray. While emotional distress can lead to pain and suffering, not all pain and suffering is due to emotional distress. In other words, you can suffer emotional distress but you may or may not qualify for damages without proof of a physical injury. Nevada courts award damages for emotional distress for intentional infliction, as well as unintentional cause, or due to negligence.

“A cause of action for ‘emotional distress’ may give rise to an award of ‘pain and suffering’ damages. In order to recover for intentional infliction of emotional distress, a Nevada Plaintiff must show that the Defendant committed an extreme and outrageous conduct with either intentional or reckless disregard, resulting in emotional distress.” Luckett v. Doumani, 121 Nev. 44, 110 P.3d 30 (2005). –Nevada Insurance Law.

What Your Attorney Needs to Prove

It can be quite a task to prove not only the existence of your emotional distress, but that it is a direct result of your accident. In order to pursue damages and financial compensation for emotional distress, your attorney will more than likely need to produce proof of one or more of the following items:

  • Doctor’s statement – A physician’s written documentation supporting the emotional distress claim is necessary.
  • Duration – Post-traumatic stress can affect people for years or even forever.
  • Intensity – Levels of mental anguish can vary. However, more intense levels of emotional distress could have a higher chance of receiving compensation.
  • Physical suffering from emotional distress – Ulcers, headaches, and/or panic attacks are examples of physical manifestations of emotional distress.
  • Underlying causes – An ex-wartime veteran or someone who has previously received treatment for mental illness can relapse as a result of accident or injury.

How Can You Put a Price on Emotional Distress?

There’s no formula to determine the price of emotional distress. There are ways to calculate the level of emotional distress and known expenses or monetary losses. Your Las Vegas attorney may ask you:

  • What are your costs for therapy/counseling?
  • What are you lost wages or lowered income as a result of an inability to work or function?
  • Are you experiencing:
    • Anxiety?
    • Panic?
    • Suicidal thoughts?
    • Depression?
    • Sleeplessness?

Our Team of Skilled, Caring Attorneys

Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys’ experienced team of more than fifty attorneys and 300 legal professionals have helped thousands of people like you. Reach out to us for your personal injury lawsuit needs. Our office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. but our team is always available to answer your call, any time, at (702) 877-1500. Additionally, our Live Chat specialists are available online 24/7.

 

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Do You Know About the Risks of RoundUp?

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Do not hesitate to contact your local RoundUp lawyer today so we can get to work on your case!

If you use the herbicide Roundup as part of your regular lawn maintenance, you may be putting your health at risk. Recent findings show that RoundUp has a significant link to harmful side effects and major health conditions, such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancer subtypes. If you or a loved one has developed cancer after prolonged use of Roundup, contact an Illinois RoundUp lawyer today for a free case evaluation. You may be able to pursue a cash settlement.

Known Cancer Causing Carcinogen Used in Roundup

Glyphosate, a recognized carcinogen, is the main ingredient in Roundup. Studies have found that prolonged exposure to glyphosate has been specifically linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

One such study published in a Canadian medical journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, showed that men frequently exposed to glyphosate were at high risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in under 10 years. Similarly, Swedish researchers published close findings to the Canadian study in the International Journal of Cancer.

Due in part to these findings, and over 100 people coming forward claiming harm from using Roundup, a class action lawsuit has been filed against the manufacturer of Roundup, Monsanto (Monsanto non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Lawsuit, Case No. 1:18-cv-01215, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois). Among other things, the class action suit includes claims of negligence and failure to warn consumers of potential dangers and risks.

Users of Roundup At Risk of Developing Different Cancers

In addition to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, users of Roundup have been at higher risk of developing other types of DNA damage and cancers such as:

  • B-cell lymphoma
  • Hairy cell leukemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Skin tumors
  • Brain cancer
  • Testicular cancer

People Most at Risk from Extensive Exposure to Roundup

People most at risk of developing cancer from long term exposure to glyphosate include:

  • Landscapers
  • Agricultural workers
  • Groundskeepers
  • Farmers
  • Professional gardeners
  • Plant nursery workers

It’s a good idea if you or a loved one develop any form of cancer after chronic Roundup exposure to seek a claim to cover damages and other financial losses resulting from medical treatment and lost wages.

RoundUp Lawyer Illinois

If you have any more questions about how you may be eligible to receive a settlement for your RoundUp injuries, contact Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys at (708) 222-2222. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., but we are available 24/7 to take your call.

You can even contact us online at any hour of the day. We offer a LiveChat to give you the answers you need exactly when you need them. Do not hesitate to contact your local RoundUp attorney today so we can get to work on your case!

Our legal team also does not charge a fee unless we win your case. Which basically means that we do not see payment until you do, and earning your settlement is our top priority! There’s no reason to delay. Reach out to us today!

 

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Chicago Auto Accident Lawyer’s Summer Driving Warnings for You

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Our Chicago auto accident lawyer is here to help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve. Reach out to us at Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys.

The sunny summer is the perfect time to hit the road and enjoy mother nature’s beauty. The problem is just about everyone else has the same idea. The roads are packed in the summer months regardless of where you are in much of the continental United States and beyond. So, if you are in an accident here in the Windy City, you will need a proven Chicago auto accident lawyer to help you emerge with justice, compensation, and the closure you deserve. You can do your part to prevent an accident by looking out for the most common summer driving distractions.

Watch out for Summer Construction

Construction abounds during the summer months. This is the best opportunity to complete construction projects as there is little precipitation, warm temperatures, and minimal chance of any external interference. Watch out for construction workers, cones, equipment, and mind your speed when moving through these zones. Reduce your speed to comply with the lower speed limit and avoid contact that damages your vehicle and/or others.

Be on the lookout for closed down traffic lanes in or near construction zones. Follow all signs for detours. There is much more to pay attention to when driving in or near construction zones. So keep your focus on the road instead of the many distractions in the vehicle. You can always change the radio station or adjust the air conditioner once you exit the construction zone and put the cruise control back on.

Give Teen Drivers Extra Space

The roads are loaded with inexperienced drivers during the summer months. These youngsters are away from school and have plenty of free time. Much of that free time they may plan to spend on the road. Beware of these teen drivers. Give them extra space. Turn on your blinker well before turning, and proceed with caution as soon as you know a teen driver is in your vicinity.

Reduce Distractions: Out of Sight Means out of Mind

Part of the problem with sharing the road with inexperienced teen drivers is their tendency to fall prey to in-vehicle distractions. Cell phones, GPS systems, radio, music, hands free calling, and other electronic distractions tug at drivers in all directions when the focus should be squarely on the road. Put your phone, portable gaming device, and other distractions away in glove compartments or other spaces to avoid the temptation to use them at red lights, traffic jams, etc.

Summer Heat Heightens the Chances of Equipment Failure

Just about every party of the country has experienced near-record highs in recent summers. Automotive equipment has the potential to fail when temperatures climb into the 90s and toward the triple digits. The tires are especially vulnerable to high temperatures. Worn tires often expand when temperatures rise. This expansion makes blowouts and accidents that much more likely.

Summer Roads are Simply Busier

The most obvious reason why summer driving proves that much more dangerous is the fact that more vehicles are on the roads when the temperatures are warmer. Aside from regular cars, trucks and SUVs, the summer roads and sidewalks are full of pedestrians, bike riders, skaters, dog walkers, and so on. There is a lot to look out for when operating a motor vehicle. Driving conditions can be that much more challenging even though it is not snowy, misty, or icy. So do not fall into the trap of assuming the drive will be easy as it is a clear sunny day. The sheer volume of extra vehicles makes summer travel inherently challenging.

Avoid Summer Complacency

The sun is out, the cool breeze glides through your hair, and you do not have a worry in the world. This is the type of complacency you must avoid when driving. Though summer roads have less challenges in the way of mother nature, these busy roads can prove difficult to navigate. Add in the fact that summer drivers are much more likely to be inebriated and it is easy to see why there are about two times as many traffic fatalities in the summer than the remainder of the year’s month’s combined.

Injured? You Need an Experienced Chicago Auto Accident Lawyer on Your Side

Even a seemingly minor injury has the potential to gradually worsen and become a significant injury that bothers you for decades or even the remainder of your life. Our Chicago auto accident lawyer is here to help you. We will pursue the financial compensation you deserve for medical care, lost time at work, pain, suffering, and other losses. Reach out to us at Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys to schedule a free consultation. There is no fee unless we win your case. You can reach us by dialing (708) 222-2222. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, yet we are available 24/7 to take your call. You can also reach us through our website’s convenient LiveChat feature.

 

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Summer’s Rising Temps Can Mean More Accidents in Las Vegas

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If you have an auto accident, contact the local Las Vegas car accident attorneys who know how to seek the compensation you deserve.

Summertime is a season of cookouts, vacations, trips to the beach – everything we dream of when it’s cold outside! But more than just the temperature is on the rise in hot weather. Just as accountants prepare for a barrage of tax-time situations between January and April, Las Vegas car accident attorneys know summer brings a noticeable increase in auto accidents. From fender-benders to deadly crashes, when the thermometer eases upward, auto accidents increase. This is not simply coincidental. It is based on science. Contrary to popular belief, January in a blizzard is not the most dangerous time to drive – August in the desert is the most dangerous.

The Most Dangerous Times to Drive

When you drive any Saturday in August, you’re driving during the most dangerous month of the year and on the most dangerous day of the week. There were over 40,000 U.S. vehicle deaths in 2017. More accidents were due to distracted driving than in the years before, the National Safety Council noted.

You see small roadway auto accidents almost every day. But none of us realize the loss – every day – is about 110 people. “If a hundred-seat airplane were crashing every day in the U.S., the air transportation system would be shut down with demands for the government to do something,” Russ Rader with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says. “But that doesn’t happen with auto crashes.”

Most Dangerous Intersections in Las Vegas

Las Vegas car accident attorneys saw traffic deaths decrease in Las Vegas for 2017 – a good thing! But pedestrian deaths increased thirty-seven percent – the most ever recorded. Las Vegas is a “tourist town.” And while most local drivers are careful, especially in the busy casino districts, pedestrians are eager, excited, and possibly drunk. This raises the likelihood of an accident. “It’s extremely frustrating…and also heartbreaking because we do everything we can to get the message out to people,” says the Traffic Safety Board.

Many Las Vegas car accident attorneys are contacted about accidents occurring at Boulder Highway and Sun Valley near Eastside Cannery and Sam’s Town casinos (the most dangerous). The intersection of Boulder Highway and Sun Valley, near Eastside Cannery/Sam’s Town, has an unlit crosswalk, visibility issues, and a street “built for speed,” according to Las Vegas Metro officers. Other dangerous intersections include:

  • Desert Inn and Fort Apache
  • Nellis and Cedar
  • Rainbow and Hacienda
  • Lastly, Rainbow and Sahara

Las Vegas Car Accident Attorneys You Can Trust

We hope Summer 2018 is terrific for you, your family, and all your loved ones. Have fun and be especially careful when driving this summer! Insurance companies can be helpful, but don’t forget, they are in business to make money. They often take actions that can save them – not you – money.

If you have an auto accident, contact the local Las Vegas car accident attorneys who live where you live and know how to seek the compensation you deserve. Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys legal professionals are available 24/7 to answer your questions. We have a Live Chat because we know trouble doesn’t have office hours. If you have questions, we have answers. Day or night!

Consultations are free and there is no fee unless you win. Call (702)877-1500 or contact us with questions or concerns. Our legal professionals bring experience, skill, and passion to your case. Don’t settle for less.

 

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Father’s Day Gift Lead to an Injury?

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If your Father’s Day gift results in injury to your dad or anyone else, contact our Chicago defective product lawyers.

Father’s Day takes place on June 17th this year. This one day out of the year gives you the opportunity to celebrate your father and give thanks for all that he has done for you and your family. When you were a kid you might have given your dad a gift like a tie, coffee mug or paperweight for Father’s Day. But now that you are an adult, the gift buying process may have evolved. You might be gifting dad with the latest and greatest power tool, sports equipment, or electronic gadgets. However, what if the gift you purchased for your dad is defective and results in injury? You have rights that Chicago defective product lawyers are ready to protect.

What is a Defective Product?

A consumable product commercially produced and distributed may be defective if:

  • It is found to be unfit for its intended use
  • Its normal use is dangerous or harmful
  • The product lacks proper instructions for its safe use
  • It is dangerous because of the way it was designed, assembled or manufactured

There are three categories that defective product cases fall under:

  1. Defective manufacturing. It is common for manufacturing defects to occur with products. There may be no previous injuries related to the product, but because of a problem or error that occurs with one of the items, an injury occurs. This could be as simple as a part left out or a broken piece in a power tool that causes an injury to occur.
  2. Defective design. Some products are inherently dangerous by design. They are not defective because of any error during manufacturing and may have previously passed tests for safety. However, with real-life use, the product’s design is responsible for injuries. For example, a pair of sunglasses designed for protection from ultraviolet rays but do not provide adequate protection.
  3. Failure to warn. A product that does not include adequate instructions or warnings for use could be considered a defective product if an injury occurs with its use. These instructions would otherwise not be obvious to users. This could include the proper use of a power tool or wiring specifications for an electronic device.

How the Law Addresses Defective Products

In order to succeed with a defective product claim under products liability law, you must prove four elements in your claim:

  1. You, your father, or another loved one suffered injury or a loss because of the product.
  2. The product is defective.
  3. Your injury was a result of the product’s defect.
  4. You were using the product according to its design and intention.

If you or a family member suffer injury from the use of a defective product, you may be able to pursue both compensatory damages and punitive damages. These damages can include compensation for your economic losses, such as medical expenses, and loss of wages and non-economic losses, including pain and suffering or loss of consortium.

Filing a Defective Product Claim

When an injury occurs, your first step is to make sure you or your loved one seeks medical care as needed. Once you have taken care of the medical emergency, your next steps should  include:

  • Determining if the company recalled a product and whether they tried to properly notify you.
  • Contacting a defective product lawyer to discuss your options.
  • Meeting the aforementioned four elements to prove your defective product case.

The Chicago Defective Product Lawyers on Your Side

No one wants to buy and a give a gift for Father’s Day or any day of the year with the intention on injuring your dad or anyone else. Unfortunately, dangerous and defective products do make it out into the market. If your Father’s Day gift results in injury to your dad or anyone else, you do have rights. When trying to figure out where to turn, look no further than the law firm of Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys. We bring the experience, skill, and passion to your case to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

We know that injuries from defective products do not always occur during regular 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. office hours. That is why our Chicago defective product lawyers are available 24/7, 365 days a year to take your call at (708) 222-2222 or answer your request for a LiveChat online. Our consultations are free, and we will not charge you a fee unless we win your case.

 

The information on this blog is for general information purposes only. Nothing herein should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.