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When Should I Turn to an Attorney?

by Mark D. Lerner, Ph.D.

Chairman, National Center for Emotional Wellness

CEO & Creator,

If an individual or organization has harmed you physically, emotionally, or financially, or if you suspect a violation of your rights, seek the help of an attorney. Trustworthy and reliable legal advice can make a significant difference in navigating complex legal matters. This TruthJava post will help you decide when it is appropriate to have legal representation.

It is important to understand the difference between negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress in determining the need for legal action. Negligent infliction of emotional distress occurs when someone acts without care or recklessly, unintentionally causing emotional harm. On the contrary, intentional infliction of emotional distress involves deliberately causing emotional harm, often through extreme or outrageous behavior.

To address persistent mistreatment, familiarize yourself with the different types of harm addressed on this TruthJava platform. Abuse encompasses actions that inflict physical, emotional, or psychological damage, typically characterized by patterns of power and control. Harassment entails unwelcome behavior aimed at annoying, threatening, or intimidating an individual. Discrimination arises when someone experiences unfair or disparate treatment based on race, gender, age, religion, or other protected attributes. Injustice generally denotes situations where fairness and equality are denied due to systemic problems or personal biases.

Truth and accountability cannot be overstated when seeking legal assistance. Individuals or organizations must be held responsible for their actions and the harm they have caused. An attorney can help gather evidence, build a strong case, and advocate for justice for those affected. Whether obtaining compensation, demanding corrective action, or seeking a policy change, a lawyer can guide you through the complex legal process and help you assert your rights.

Consult with an attorney if an individual or organization has harmed you. Understanding the distinctions between negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress is important in determining the appropriate legal action. Additionally, familiarizing yourself with the definitions of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and injustice can help you identify the harm you have experienced. Seek truth, accountability, and justice with the help of an attorney who can guide you through the legal process and protect your rights. Remember, you do not have to face your challenges alone; legal support can help you pursue justice.


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