Top Ocean View, HI Emotional Distress Lawyers Near You

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  • Mattoch & Kirley, LLC

    Emotional Distress Lawyers | Hilo Office | Serving Ocean View, HI

    Emotional Distress Lawyers | Hilo Office | Serving Ocean View, HI

  • Rush Moore LLP

    Emotional Distress Lawyers | Kailua-Kona Office | Serving Ocean View, HI

    Emotional Distress Lawyers | Kailua-Kona Office | Serving Ocean View, HI

  • Mattoch & Kirley, LLC

    Emotional Distress Lawyers | Kailua Kona Office | Serving Ocean View, HI

    Emotional Distress Lawyers | Kailua Kona Office | Serving Ocean View, HI

  • Cades Schutte LLP

    Emotional Distress Lawyers | Kailua-Kona Office | Serving Ocean View, HI

    Emotional Distress Lawyers | Kailua-Kona Office | Serving Ocean View, HI

Ocean View Emotional Distress Information

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Are You a Victim of Emotional Distress?

Emotional distress is mental anguish and suffering caused by stressful situations or circumstances, such as harassment, defamation or even a personal injury. Many courts today allow damages for emotional distress even if no actual physical harm occurred. Because emotional distress can be feigned, these cases can be difficult to prove.

Emotional Distress Legal Options

You may consult with an Ocean View lawyer experienced in litigating emotional distress cases. Such a lawyer will know how to prove emotional distress did occur and how to determine an amount for damages. Emotional distress cannot be claimed for breached contracts and business dealings.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

Does firm size matter?

For most consumer legal issues, the size of the practice is much less important than the experience, competence, and reputation of the attorney(s) handling your case. Among the most important factors when choosing an attorney are your comfort level with the attorney or practice and the attorney’s track record in bringing about quick, successful resolutions to cases similar to yours.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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