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When Can I Sue for Emotional Distress in Florida?

Can i sue for emotional distress?

suing_for_emotional_distressAnyone who has experienced frequent calls from a debt collector has a good understanding of the impact it can have on your stress level over time. The constant reminder of money due at various times throughout the day can weigh on you mentally and emotionally.  At what point does it become harassment or emotional distress?  While the laws historically called for emotional distress damages when in conjunction with damages for physical harm, more states are now recognizing the right to an award of monetary damages for emotional distress without physical injury or contact. An emotional damages judgment is now easier to obtain by virtue of the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)  laws.

It is important to know that harassment by debt collectors attempting to collect consumer debts violates Florida state and federal law.

Some common examples of violations debt collectors make are:

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