When negligence contributes to an accident, thoughts immediately go to the financial consequences and injuries. Depending on the accident, a person could be suffering from broken bones, soft tissue injuries, or more debilitating conditions. That, however, is not where the harm ends. For many who have suffered preventable accidents, they are also left to deal with emotional trauma—which is compensable through the eyes of the law. Let’s take a look at what qualifies as emotional distress in a personal injury claim.