When a person gets seriously injured or killed in an accident, often it is not just them who suffers from the loss. If they have a spouse, their wife or husband may miss out on many pertinent aspects of the relationship.
Loss of consortium claims can be based on the economic deprivation the spouse experiences due to the personal injury. But it can also be on less tangible concepts, like the loss of the person’s contributions in the home, caring for children and the upkeep of the house.
The claims can also get pretty granular and personal. For instance, if you were one-half of a very sociable couple who loved to entertain and go out on the town, after the injury curtailed those activities for your spouse, you suffered, too. The same goes for couples who enjoyed a frequent and robust sex life who now must forgo their intimate activities due to the injury suffered by one spouse.
These losses are real and valid and deserving of compensation from the at-fault party. Don’t attempt to brush off or minimize the important aspects of your life the accident and injuries stole from you due to the injuries suffered by your spouse.
We can help you recover compensation for your loss of consortium claim. While a loss of consortium claim is linked to your spouse’s injury and any claims arising from it, it is separate and apart from their own personal injury claim. Call today to find out how we can get you the financial compensation that you deserve for your own losses after your spouse was injured.