Loss of Consortium is an additional element of damages in a personal injury claim. It involves damages suffered by your spouse. Your spouse is entitled to be compensated for the reasonable value of the services that you can no longer perform. Your spouse is also entitled to remuneration for any loss of support, aid, assistance, companionship, comfort, protection, and love resulting from your injuries. Calculating the loss of consortium is 10% of the value of the case. This kind of claim must be made very carefully. When the injuries are severe and the loss of consortium legitimate, there is no reason not to pursue a loss of consortium claim. But pursuing this kind of claim can backfire in a big way. If the injuries are relatively small or the testimony is not convincing, the jury might decide that you and your spouse are greedy for pursuing it.
Many people prefer not to have this very personal aspect of their life subjected to the searching cross-examination of an insurance company attorney. Many people prefer that the most personal aspects of their marital life not be discusses in an open court. This is obviously the type of claim which you, your spouse, and your attorney must discuss in depth before pursuing.
It is important to know what to do to protect the legal rights of yourself and your loved ones. Selecting the right New Port Richey personal injury lawyer is an important decision. You should choose someone who is experienced, aggressive and dedicated to working to get fair compensation for your injuries. Call (727) 842-9758 today and speak with an experienced New Port Richey personal injury lawyer at Williams, Ristoff, Proper & Bloom.
Williams, Ristoff, Proper & Bloom
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New Port Richey, FL 34652