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Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress, or NIED, is not a separate tort claim in California. However, it is a claim that allows a plaintiff to recover damages for severe emotional distress on a negligence cause of action, even where the plaintiff was not injured. Additionally, the claim may, in some cases, allow for a third-party “bystander” to recover when he or she perceives the injury of another.  Severe emotional distress exists where a court finds that an ordinary and reasonableRead More …