The SE Texas Record reports that a woman has filed a lawsuit alleging that she suffered injuries, including a premature birth, after being involved in a car collision. According to the report, the woman was in a parking lot at a discount store standing next to a shopping cart. The defendant’s vehicle hit the cart, knocking over the cart and allegedly causing her one-year-old child to his head on the pavement.
The woman’s one-year-old child ended up being taken to the hospital for injuries and the woman claims that the emotional trauma that she suffered caused her to go into labor early. The report does not specify how much is being sought in damages in this particular case.
Auto Accidents and Trauma
Where automobile crashes are concerned, people generally think of trauma in the physical sense of the term. There are, however, many instances when somebody who is involved in a car accident suffers emotional trauma that can have very real effects on their life. In the worst cases, the emotional trauma results from the loss of a loved one in the same car crash.
Emotional trauma can also be caused by the intense rush of adrenaline that goes along with being in such a dangerous situation, which can sometimes have long-lasting psychological effects on the victim. The trauma can also be caused by the hardships suffered after the accident, such as having to go through painful medical treatments, the loss of the ability to work or a diminishing in the quality of one’s life and so forth. These are all things that an attorney can seek financial compensation for.
When you’re considering filing a lawsuit, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what you happen to be suing for. Particularly in cases where the trauma is largely psychological, it may be hard to put a dollar figure on what you have been put through. Dallas personal injury attorneys can help you to assess your situation and determine how much you should seek in damages.
For potential clients who are considering filing a lawsuit, the initial consultation with a personal injury attorney is generally free. These attorneys work on a contingency basis, and that means that they have to be very selective about the cases that they take, as they don’t get paid for cases that don’t win. Because it is free to sit down with an attorney and discuss your situation with them, there’s no reason to not do so.