"Personal PSYCHOLOGICAL Injury"

"I can't imagine why every attorney, who is aware of psychological harm and functional impairment,

is not obtaining clinical and empirical data to increase the value of their case."

by Dr. Mark Lerner 

Chairman, The National Center for Emotional Wellness


Personal injury refers to both physical and psychological injury or harm as a result of another person's negligence. While physical damages are regularly entertained, there is growing recognition of the need to address psychological harm.


Psychological injury cases frequently center around workplace and motor vehicle accidents, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, school bullying, assaults and medical malpractice. The most salient questions are whether the plaintiff has been harmed, how so, and what is the proximate cause.


It is critical when addressing the needs of clients in personal injury cases to determine whether an individual is grappling with a psychological injury and functional impairment. While monetary compensation may never be enough for psychological damages, it is incumbent upon attorneys to see to it that proven irresponsible acts of another person will pay for rehabilitation and ongoing mental health care for individuals who are psychologically broken.

Dr. Mark Lerner works regularly with attorneys in personal injury cases. Telephone him for a free consultation. Direct Tel. (631) 385-7551.





Dr. Mark Lerner

Clinical & Forensic Psychologist

Chairman, The National Center for Emotional Wellness

© 2022 by Dr. Mark Lerner