Hagerstown, MD asked in Personal Injury for Maryland

Q: I was hit on a crosswalk by a drunk driver running a red light - i was bruised but not severely injured.

Do I still have the option to sue for mental distress?

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Vadim A. Mzhen
Vadim A. Mzhen
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  • Owings Mills, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Being bruised constitutes physical injury. You are entitled to receive compensation for that physical injury, even if the injury is not "severe." You are also entitled to receive compensation for any mental distress caused by this incident, including pre-impact fright, if any, and post-impact mental anguish. The extent of the physical injuries together with mental distress will determine the extent of total compensation. A personal injury lawyer can help you present your case properly and draw attention to your injuries, both physical and mental, in order to obtain fair compensation.

Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk
Answered
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You can recover for both physical and emotional injuries related to this accident. You can also recover your medical bills lost wages and other damages. It's important that you immediately consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.

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