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What is emotional distress?

October 2, 2009

Emotional distress is one type of injury for which you can seek compensation in a Texas personal injury lawsuit.


Accidents are traumatic experiences. Not only do they cause physical injuries, they can also cause the victim to suffer emotionally and mentally. Emotional distress, which is also often referred to as mental anguish, is the legal term used to describe an accident victim’s psychological reaction to the incident.


Victims experience emotional distress and mental anguish in different ways. There are, however, some common symptoms of emotional distress which include:


  1. Panic attacks
  2. Fear
  3. Sleeplessness
  4. Headaches
  5. Stress
  6. Nightmares
  7. Worrying
  8. Nausea
  9. Frequent crying
  10. Hyperventilation

Have you suffered emotional distress as the result of an accident? Then contact the Texas personal injury lawyers of Fears | Nachawati today. Simply emailus at or call our toll-free number at 1.866.705.7584.




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