Wednesday, November 30, 2011
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MY BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE? That man hurt my feelings. Can I sue him?
Knowledgeable personal injury lawyers in Baltimore are familiar with the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress. There is no separate claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress, but how someone's negligence effects another's psyche is an element of the damages assessed in a negligence action, e.g. a typical Baltimore automobile accident. The seasoned personal injury lawyer in Baltimore knows that intentional infliction of emotional distress is notoriously difficult to prove. The conduct of the defendant must be "outrageous", "opprobrious", "beyond all bounds of possible decency" and "utterly intolerable in a civilized community". KFC v. Weathersby, 607 A.2d 8.