It can be difficult to put a number on emotional distress, but often this non-tangible experience will lead to a financial burden that can be summed up in concrete numbers. One way to get a dollar amount to represent your pain and suffering is to lose the value of any psychological treatment you have sought. Adding up the cost of the psychiatric treatments you needed as a result of your traumatic incident is one of the simplest methods of putting a number on emotional distress. Emotional distress damages are monetary damages that are designed to compensate you for the emotional damage you suffered.
Let's say, for example, that you had sleepless nights, strains in your family relationships, or damage to your reputation. Emotional distress can be one of the most difficult injuries to prove. Unlike a broken arm or leg, there are no x-rays that anyone can point to, or even a scar they can show to prove their injuries.