After an injury accident occurs because one party was behaving in a negligent way, the harm that victims of these incidents suffer can vary. Sometimes, the physical and mental harm is minimal but other times it is life-changing. Victims can endure devastating outcomes after an accident but the amount of trauma that results may not just affect the victim alone. If the victim is married, their spouse may also be burdened with their own damages because the incident took place to their other half.
If you have been harmed in an injury accident in Mississippi, you may be wondering what your rights are and if you can be compensated for your losses. Mississippi car accidents, aviation crashes, and medical malpractice claims are just a sampling of the types of situations that may warrant compensation. To learn more, the Jackson personal injury attorneys at Germany Law Firm, PLLC can help you establish a strong and successful claim for compensation.
How Does Loss of Consortium Happen?
When your spouse is injured in an accident or they lose their life, your life is also impacted in some way. The detrimental effect that your spouse’s injury accident or wrongful death incident had on you is damage that is recognized by the state of Mississippi and can be compensated.
Loss of consortium is the legal term that is used to describe the harm that comes to a marital relationship after an accident happens. Loss of consortium damages are vast in terms of describing the type of harm that one spouse suffers when the other was hurt in an injury or wrongful death event.
The spouse that has to adjust to a new life with an injured or deceased spouse may experience hardships and deficits in their quality of life. Some of these negative implications that can come with an injured or deceased spouse include the loss of:
- Emotional support
- Financial support
- Ability to live a long life together
- Household responsibilities and help
- Participating in hobbies and activities together
These are just some of the ways that loss of consortium can manifest in a non-injured and surviving spouse’s life.
Your spouse suffered their own non-economic damages for the pain and suffering they experienced after their injury accident. These are for them alone, they do not apply to you. Loss of consortium damages is where you can claim financial compensation for your harm.
The experienced Jackson wrongful death attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC will be able to review your situation and apply a fair amount to the cost that loss of consortium damages caused you. Proof of your devastation can be shown with witness statements, entries into your personal journal, doctor notes, medical costs, financial losses, and much more.
Speak to a Jackson Personal Injury Attorney Today
There is a very real cost to spouses whose partners are harmed or who die. Potentially, the costs can be calculated and included in an injury or wrongful death claim. To learn more, call the Jackson personal injury lawyers at Germany Law Firm, PLLC today to schedule a free consultation at (601) 487-0555.