Loss of consortium
Can I Pursue Compensation for Loss of companionship?
When a person dies as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongful act, the surviving spouse or family members may file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit seeking compensation for their losses.
People eligible to pursue compensation after the wrongful death of a loved one can vary from state to state. In most states, the spouse, surviving children, parents, stepchildren or estate representative can file a lawsuit. If you’re unfamiliar with state laws regarding wrongful death, speaking with a wrongful death lawyer can help you determine if you may be entitled to compensation.
How Can a Lawyer Prove My Demand for Non-economic Compensatory damages?
In order to accurately value the loss of consortium damages, a wrongful death attorney may work with medical experts and mental health professionals to evaluate the emotional and psychological impact of the loss on the surviving spouse. These experts can provide testimony and evidence supporting the claim for damages. They may also review personal journals, and interview your family and friends to obtain statements regarding the impact the loss of your loved one has had on your life.
If the decedent was a parent, the attorney will consider the loss of the deceased's guidance and care for any children involved. They will assess the impact of the death on the children's emotional well-being and development.
They will also consider the tangible aspects of the loss, such as the financial support that the deceased provided to the household. They will calculate the value of the decedent’s contributions to the family, including financial support, childcare, and other household duties.
By establishing the monetary value of these contributions, an attorney can argue for compensation to offset the financial loss suffered by the surviving family members.
Contact Us Today!
If you lost a loved one in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another person or entity, contact a wrongful death lawyer today at MVP Accident Attorneys. We offer free consultations, which will allow you to discuss your case, have all of your questions answered, and can help you determine what the best course of action is for your claim.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and let us help you recover the compensation you and your family deserve after such a devastating loss.
Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.
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