Q: Can I open an emotional distress claim if an accident has left me unable to see my therapist
The insurance company decided the other driver was at fault for an accident I was in recently. My car is not drivable and as a result I can’t see my therapist who has said I should be there every week. I have really been struggling without access to therapy, is it worth opening an emotional distress claim and would I need a lawyer or do I just call the other parties insurance?
A: This sounds like it would be difficult case, if it were to be based on not being able to get to a therapist's office due to an inoperable vehicle, for which the fix could ordinarily be a rental vehicle or reimbursement of transportation expenses. Emotional trauma can be an element of damages in a lawsuit, and in states that follow no-fault guidelines, psychological services are covered. You could contact a Delaware attorney to see if they might offer a free consult to review your file and determine if you have any options in helping with this difficult situation. Good luck
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