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Loss of consortium in wrongful death claims

On Behalf of | Oct 16, 2020 | Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one to a preventable accident may be one of the most difficult things a person could ever go through. The importance of taking the time to grieve the loss cannot be underestimated. Taking time for yourself, spending time with your family, and speaking to a qualified therapist should be key parts of your journey forward.

That said, with time you may want to seek justice for what happened. The party responsible for the accident took away your loved one, the most precious thing in your life. Therefore, in order to gain closure you may want to file a legal claim against the party for loss of consortium.

What is loss of consortium?

Loss of consortium, also often referred to as loss of affection and loss of companionship, is a legal phrase to describe the loss experienced by the spouse or close relative of a person who passed away in an accident. It provides a way for a grieving person to claim damages for the loss that they experienced specifically.

What needs to be proven to successfully gain damages through loss of consortium?

First, you will need to prove that the party you are claiming damages from are to blame for your loved one’s death. After this has been established, you should also be able to show that you had a stable and loving relationship with the person who passed away.

If you have lost a loved one to a preventable incident such as a car accident, you should consider taking action to gain the loss of consortium damages that you deserve.