If you are severely injured in an automobile accident, our personal injury lawyers want you to know that your insurance claim is not only limited to your injuries and pain and suffering. Your spouse may be able to recover for loss of consortium.
What is Loss of Consortium?
Loss of consortium is a way for loved ones to recover for loss of companionship, care, sexual intimacy and comfort that an injured spouse would normally be able to provide. This type of pain and suffering claim is usually seen in cases where a person’s injuries are severe enough that he or she is physically unable to provide companionship, care or comfort to a spouse. Loss of consortium usually only applies to married couples.
A typical loss of consortium claim would allow a non-injured spouse to file a claim in an auto accident where the injured spouse suffered a major injury. Because the injured spouse will be unable to get out of bed or move around for an extended period of time, the non-injured spouse is able to recovery for that lost time with a loved one. Similarly, injuries that require extensive surgery and a long period of recovery might also qualify.
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In order to make a loss of consortium claim, you must meet the legal requirements. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will help you determine that. Since 1992, our San Diego law firm has helped people recover the maximum financial compensation for pain and suffering. Our lawyers know the legal process can be confusing, but our experience can help you through this painful time period.
If your husband or wife was injured in an accident, contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible at 1-858-551-2090 for a FREE consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer in San Diego. You may also click here to submit your case for a FREE online review. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe nothing until we recover money on your behalf.