What is Consortium Loss in an Injury Claim?

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After a personal injury accident occurs because a party behaved negligently, the harm suffered by the victims of these incidents can vary. Sometimes the physical and mental damage is minimal, but other times it is life changing. Victims can suffer devastating consequences after an accident, but the amount of trauma that results may not affect the victim alone. If the victim is married, his spouse can also be burdened with his own damages because the incident took place with his other half.

If you were injured in a personal accident in Mississippi, you may be wondering what your rights are and if you can be compensated for your losses. Mississippi car accidents, plane crashes, and medical malpractice claims are just a sample of the types of situations that may warrant compensation. To find out more, the Personal Injury Lawyers in Jackson at the German law firm, PLLC can help you build a strong and successful compensation claim.

How does the loss of a consortium occur?

When your spouse is injured in an accident or loses his life, your life is also affected in some way. The detrimental effect that your spouse’s accident or wrongful death has had on you is a damage recognized by the State of Mississippi and which may be compensated.

Consortia loss is the legal term used to describe the harm done to a spousal relationship after an accident has occurred. Consortium losses are broad in terms of describing the type of harm suffered by one of the spouses when the other has been injured in a wrongful injury or death.

The spouse who must adjust to a new life with an injured or deceased spouse may experience difficulties and deficits in their quality of life. Some of these negative implications that can accompany an injured or deceased spouse include the loss of:

  • To like
  • Affection
  • Emotional support
  • Financial aid
  • Ability to live a long life together
  • Household responsibilities and help
  • Services
  • Comfort
  • Privacy
  • Participating in hobbies and activities together

These are just a few of the ways the loss of consortium can manifest itself in the life of an uninjured, surviving spouse.

Your spouse suffered their own non-economic damages for the pain and suffering they suffered after their bodily injury. These are for them alone, they do not apply to you. The Consortium’s loss of damages is where you can seek financial compensation for your harm.

The experienced Jackson’s wrongful death attorney at the German law firm, PLLC will be able to review your situation and apply a fair amount to the cost that the loss of consortium damages caused you. Evidence of your devastation can be shown with witness statements, journal entries, doctor’s notes, medical bills, financial losses, and more.

Speak to a Jackson Personal Injury Lawyer Today

There is a very real cost to spouses whose partners are injured or who die. Potentially, costs can be calculated and included in a claim for wrongful injury or death. For more information, call Personal Injury Lawyers in Jackson at the German law firm, PLLC today to schedule a free consultation at (601) 487-0555.

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