When don’t you need a physical injury to recover emotional distress damages?

Posted By on February 9, 2016

In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge:

Q: When don’t you need a physical injury to recover emotional distress damages?

A: In personal injury cases in Florida, you do need a physical injury to recover for emotional distress. However, in a situation such as a defamation lawsuit where the person is intending to humiliate you and is intending to cause you mental anguish, that’s the whole purpose of the statements being made, you can recover for your hurt feelings, your mental anguish, your emotional pain and suffering as a result of the defamatory statements being made. If you are in a car accident and you are not injured at all, physically injured, you cannot recover money for your mental anguish.

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