If a mover negligently damages items of only sentimental value, can I successfull sue?

Question Details: I just completed an international move from the U.K. to the U.S. The moving company did all the packing and delivered the items to me. Upon opening the boxes, I discovered that they packing was done extremely poorly. I will make a claim against the insurance for the items with cash value, which were insured. However, important items with little or no cash value were either accidentally destroyed Hindu idols packed with no padding in a large box along with tools such as hammers or intentionally destroyed my child's art balled up and used as packing material. I would accept that damage happens if care had been taken, but this seems like the damage was due to negligence and not bad luck. If I want to find a lawyer, do I hire one in the U.S. or in the country of origin? Does the fact that I had not insured these items mean that I have no protection for their damage?

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