When a loved one gets injured due to the careless actions of another individual, both your lives change, and the consequences are far-reaching. A once jovial, bubbly and funny husband becomes a shadow of his former self, goes into a deep depression, and is wracked by pain and doubts about being part of the family due to the change in relationship dynamics. It may seem unfair, but it happens to a lot of families, and you as the spouse don’t have to endure and wait for things to change; in such cases, the law has your back, making it possible for you to file a loss of consortium claim.
Are you the spouse of an injured individual thinking of filing a loss of consortium claim? Given the fact that this claim is for non-economic damages, you’ll need not only a lot of evidence, but also a capable and convincing best injury attorneys available if you’re ever going to stand a chance when it comes to recovering compensation. Please call the law offices of McCready Law at (773) 906-4159 and we’ll take you through the requirements of filing a loss of consortium claim.
For starters, it is important to know that loss of consortium is contingent on your spouse’s or loved one’s legal team being able to recover compensation for them. That is to say, you can only file a loss of consortium claim if and after they’ve won the case on your spouse’s behalf.
A loss of consortium claim is also contingent on the following requirements:
- You have a valid and legitimate marriage or relationship with the injured party
- There was a verifiable injury that happened
- You as the spouse suffered the loss of consortium
- There is a direct causation of the loss of consortium by the injury
Here are some of the instances that could be considered as loss of consortium:
- Not being able to have a healthy sexual relationship after the injury
- Marital difficulties and arguments that weren’t there
- Not being able to bear children
- Not being able to attend social events together
- Emotional distress
- The loss of one’s reputation within the community
- Lack of support when it comes to paying bills, perform chores and so on.
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A loss of consortium claim should be filed in a timely manner as it is governed by a statute of limitations which is typically 2 years after the occurrence of the injury. Need to get started with your claim? Don’t wait: call us at (773) 906-4159 NOW to learn more about your legal options for compensation.