One of the areas that an injured party is able to recover is for the damages of emotional distress. People come in and they ask me about that, and sometimes initially chuckling about it and then we get a few weeks down the road and they understand the reality of emotional distress. They understand that when you’re in pain, any aspect of life is less enjoyable. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing; if you’re hurting, it’s more difficult to enjoy and appreciate the life that you’re living.
One area that requires compensation in a personal injury case is emotional distress. In Utah, you do get compensation for the emotional stress caused by the injury.