Loss of Consortium
Counsel from a Long Beach Injury Lawyer
Injuries can change the dynamics of a person's life in an instant.
However, injuries don't just affect a person—they can affect
loved ones and family members. The toll of an injury can affect the intimacy
and affection a couple shares, limit the interaction an individual can
have with family members or children, and change the overall dynamic of
a family. According to California law, a spouse of a serious injury victim
can pursue compensation pertaining to the effects of an injury. You are
able to initiate legal action against those responsible for accident in
what is known as "loss of consortium."
What is Loss of Consortium?
Loss of consortium refers to non-economic damages, which are the effects
of an injury that cannot be directly assessed as having a dollar value.
This differs from economic damages, which can include things such as loss
of income. Since there is no way to objectively determine the value, a
judge or jury will come up with a valuation.
While many think loss of consortium only refers to a loss of intimacy,
it actually encompasses many more categories, including loss of:
- Ability to care for family members
- Emotional care
- Other factors
Additionally, in order to be a valid loss of consortium claim, a spouse
must be in a marriage with the partner who sustained an injury.
You Deserve Experienced Advocacy
At McGee, Lerer & Associate, our Long Beach lawyers have
decades of experience compassionately serving victims from all walks of life. They understand
the economic stress of an injury, which is why the firm works on a
contingency fee arrangement. This means you won't pay a single legal fee unless we successfully
win compensation for your suffering.
To find out more information, please
give us a call or fill out our online form for a free consultation.