[Vindication for detriment to health due to mental stress resulting from a sudden death of a close relative in an accident--a case analysis].Arch Med Sadowej Kryminol. 2007 Jan-Mar; 57(1):58-61.AM
The sequelae of traffic accidents affect not only the victims, but may also affect members of their families, who have not been involved in the accident but, nevertheless, in association with the demise of their close relative, they suffer from adaptive (reactive) disturbances which, in their opinion, provide grounds for litigation for their permanent loss of health resulting from the accident. Such opinionating problems are encountered with increasing frequency by insurance companies, when families of the victims killed in traffic accidents demand recuperation for the loss of health, developed due to the traumatizing experiences. The paper presents two cases of such litigation, filed by family members of deceased victims of traffic accidents.