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Can I Recover Compensation for Psychological Treatment Expenses in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Recovering Expenses for Psychological Treatment

When a loved one is lost through someone else's negligence, it is a confusing time. There is a lot to consider and, odds are, this is all new information to you. We understand the kinds of questions you have, and so we decided to create these articles exploring the different types of compensation available for a wrongful death claim.

In this article we'll talk briefly about the different types of compensation available for recovery, how to recover expenses for psychological treatment, and the evidence needed for a successful claim. If at any point you have questions, you are welcome to call us and we'll be more than happy to assist you however we can.

What Kinds of Compensation are Recoverable?

It may surprise you to know all the different kinds of compensation available to you are you pursue your wrongful death claim. While no amount of money will take the place of your lost loves one, the courts realize this is the best resource available to them to bring about a level of justice for the losses you've suffered.

Some of the types of damages we've been discussing include:

  • Loss of parental services
  • Loss of child services
  • Loss of spousal services
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of companionship and society
  • Punitive damages
  • and others

Each of these kinds of damages must be proved up through documentation and evidence. An experienced attorney with success handling wrongful death claims will know how best to go about securing the best possible chance of a just reward for your losses.

Evidence Necessary for a Successful Claim

In a wrongful death claim, the plaintiff can recover pecuniary damages for the reasonable and necessary expenses to treat the plaintiff's emotional trauma. So it is possible to recoup the expenses utilized for psychological treatment following the loss of your loved one.

It is still necessary to back up the necessity of this monetary amount to the jury. The jury ultimately decides how much to award you for your claim and for what kinds of damages. In order to recover expenses for psychological treatment, you must prove to the jury through documentation and evidence that this expense is both reasonable and necessary. This can happen a few ways. First of all, medical bills and receipts pertaining to your office visits would be helpful. We can also hire expert witnesses that assess your mental state and can verbally and professionally vouch for the importance of your psychological treatment. It is about presenting the jury with a story so they can understand how your loss has affected you, and how your treatment has helped in your recovery.

Where to Go from Here

You can see how important it is to have the assistance of an experienced attorney as you maneuver your claim. This is too important of an issue not to have it handled in the best possible way. At Grossman Law Offices we have over 25 years of experience handling wrongful death claims. We've won thousands of cases, and we're confident we know this area of the law almost better than any other firm. We have attorneys available to speak with you around the clock. Call us at any hour any days of the year and we'll make the time to discuss your claim with you. We can be reached at 9855) 326-0000.

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