Arizona Loss of Consortium Claim
What is a Loss of Consortium Claim?
Sometimes, when accidents happen, the worst thinkable outcome comes true: someone dies, and leaves behind a spouse, a child, or other family members who depended on them for income, family guidance, love, partnership, and other support. Just like when accidents injure a victim, a negligent driver can be held responsible for the death of a person in an accident they caused. Whether the actions of the negligent driver were intentional, or otherwise wrongful, you have the right to hold them responsible not only for the death of your loved one, but also for the damages inflicted upon your family that relate to the death. Loss of consortium many times applies in situations where the victim has been severely injured and can no longer care for their family or do activities that they did prior to the incident. The Husband & Wife Law Team can help you understand your rights so that you can make the decisions that best fit for your family.
Types of Damages Covered by Arizona Loss of Consortium Claims
- Death of the victim
- Severe injury of the victim, limiting their ability to care for their family
- Hospital and medical care cost sustained prior to death, but as a result of the accident
- Loss of income, especially from a primary wage-earner
- Loss of guidance from a parent and family leader
- Loss of partnership for a spouse
- Damages to the vehicle
- Mental and emotional health therapies for the family to help with recovery from loss
Additional damages may be available to those families who suffer greatly after the death or severe injury of a family member.
When Should You File Your Arizona Loss of Consortium Claim?
After being involved in a severe personal injury accident in Arizona or a wrongful death accident, victims cannot always take care of themselves or their families. Many times it may just be that the relationship between the two parties is now totally different. If a person cannot work anymore it impacts the other person in the relationship. Loss of consortium claims can be complex and every case is different as every relationship is different. Only certain people have loss of consortium claims and these types of claims require ample evidence to be successful.
How an Arizona Loss of Consortium Lawyer Can Help
Whether your loved one was severely injured (paralysis, traumatic brain injury, or other injury) or was killed in an accident, having an attorney review your case right away is the best way to ensure that your family is taken care of. The Husband & Wife Law Team will review your case at no cost and with no obligation, so that you can decide the best course of action for your family. Reach out for help from the Arizona personal injury attorneys at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. at (602) 267-1280 now and let us help you care for your family in this most difficult time.