Wondering About Proving Loss of Consortium? Start Here
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 a 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.