"Loss of consortium" means that due to your personal injury, you cannot engage in the activities related to
companionship with your spouse or loved ones as you once did. That might mean care, affection and sexual relations with your spouse. Or it might mean loss of love and affection for children when a parent dies or is disabled due to an accident.
Compensation for loss of consortium is usually less than other types of compensatory damages. However, they are worth pursuing, and they can be significant in tragic cases of accidents that lead to severe impairment such as paraplegia, amputations, etc.
This type of harm falls under general damages, which are non-economic damages. Other examples of general damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish and emotional distress.
Your loss of consortium claim will be limited by state law, so it's important to speak with an experienced attorney about your accident claim. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.