When a family loses a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence,
the family can file a
wrongful death claim to seek compensation. Not everyone knows, though, what types of
damages they may be entitled to in the lawsuit. Many people are aware
of the basic damages, but not everyone understands loss of consortium,
what it means, and what it covers.
At Domina Law Group, we want to make sure our potential clients are well
aware of their case situation and what they can recover. Loss of consortium
means that the family such as a spouse, child, or parent, can seek compensation
for damages they’ve suffered after a loved one was lost. This means
that the person who was killed cannot provide support, love, companionship,
affection, or comfort to the spouse or family. This can directly impact
the family and result in pain and suffering.
Because loss of consortium is considered a non-economic damage, it may
be difficult to determine how it is calculated. The judge or jury must
use their own discretion in these types of cases, or they may retain a
vocational or medical expert to help provide a more accurate amount for
the loss of consortium compensation.
Bringing forth loss of consortium in wrongful death cases may put your
personal relationship on display to the court. You must make sure you
are prepared in these types of situations and you must be aware of the
types of questions you may receive.
If you lost someone you love in a negligence-related incident, you may
have legal options available to you. At Domina Law Group, our Nebraska
wrongful death lawyers can help determine if you qualify for loss of consortium
damages and what other options you may have in a lawsuit.
Call our firm today to discuss your case with a skilled professional.