Your Spouse’s Injury Impacts Your Life
Your spouse was injured due to the actions of someone else and will be affected by those injuries for a long time, maybe permanently.
Your spouse has a claim for damages against those whose wrongful actions caused his or her injuries, but what about you?
What about your problems, your altered life and your pain and loss because of someone’s negligence?
Experienced lawyers like those at the Kentucky law firm Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer can help determine if you have a case for “loss of consortium.”
What Is Loss of Consortium?
When a husband or wife loses their spouse’s “services, assistance, aid, society, companionship and conjugal relationship” because of an injury, Kentucky law provides for “damages for loss of consortium” against a third party.
In the old days, only a spouse could make a claim for loss of consortium, but now many states are allowing committed partners or those in same-sex marriages to file these claims.
And in some states, a child or parent can file a loss of consortium claim.
The experienced lawyers at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer know Kentucky law and have experience with personal injury and loss of consortium claims.
Managing Partner Roy Collins will tell you he has dedicated his career to “helping people who have been hurt by others.”
He and the other lawyers in the firm are dedicated to helping ordinary, hardworking Kentuckians.
If you think you might have a loss of consortium claim, call us today!
What Kind of Damages Does Loss of Consortium Cover?
When you need to recover payment because you’ve been wronged by an injury your spouse suffered, loss of consortium claims fall into the category of general damages.
General damages are non-economic damages, meaning they are losses that can’t be replaced with money – such as the inability of your spouse to continue providing you social and emotional support.
In these cases, money serves as a substitute for what was actually lost.
Loss of consortium claims typically require that the injured person suffered a severe and long-lasting injury, or was killed.
Medical conditions that might qualify for a loss of consortium claim include:
You Need To Get Prepared
If your claim involves a spouse, you need to be prepared for aggressive questioning about your marriage by the lawyers for the person who caused the injury and their insurance company. This takes a lot of courage.
During depositions and at trial, they can raise questions about your sex life, any separations and more.
It’s hard to go through, so having an experienced lawyer representing you is critical.
The attorneys at Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer will help you prepare for this questioning. We’ll stay by your side and watch out for you.
Your claim needs to focus on the pain and loss you’ve experienced as a result of the injury of your loved one.
You need to show how you’ve lost companionship, comfort, security and more be-cause of someone else’s wrongdoing.
Loss of consortium awards are decided at the discretion of a judge or jury, so your case needs to be carefully prepared.
Sometimes you need to hire an expert to establish a monetary value for your loss.
Lawyers with Morgan, Collins, Yeast & Salyer have been fighting for Kentuckians for more than 35 years. We’ve seen over and over again what Kentucky Courage™ means.
You’ve already suffered a huge trauma. Let us work to get you the money you de-serve for your loss.