Loss of Consortium
When a person’s spouse has been seriously injured or killed in an accident, he or she could suffer dramatic losses or changes to that relationship. This spouse could be eligible to file what is referred to as a loss of consortium claim against any negligent party that caused the accident and, thus, affected the relationship. Some of the types of incidents that lead to these types of claims include, but are not limited to:
- Auto Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Slip and Fall
- Workplace Injuries
- Wrongful Death
The spouses of accident victims may be deprived of affection, comfort, sexual relations, and several household services. When the victims have been catastrophically injured, spouses may be required to take on dramatically different roles and duties in the couple’s everyday life.
While negligent parties in accidents can be liable for damages to the victims who suffer serious physical injuries, a loss of consortium claim is specifically for the spouses of victims. This is a separate legal action from personal injury or wrongful death claims.
Because the harm experienced by spouses in these types of cases can be difficult to quantify, the insurance companies that represent negligent parties will usually challenge any loss of consortium claims. While an insurance adjuster may contact a spouse, express sympathy, and pledge to help, the insurance company will usually offer a settlement that is decidedly lackluster—or decline to offer any settlement at all.
If your loved one was killed or severely injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, the Chester County loss of consortium lawyers at Ciccarelli Law Offices can work as a team to pursue all possible avenues of compensation. We will investigate to determine every possible liable party, and our firm provides such representation on a contingency fee basis so we only get paid if you receive a monetary award.
Call (610) 692-8700 right now to arrange a free consultation that will allow our loss of consortium attorneys to review your case and discuss all of your legal options. We have offices located in West Chester, Philadelphia, Kennett Square, Radnor, Plymouth Square, Malvern, King of Prussia, and Lancaster.
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We are a team of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers our main offices located in West Chester, Chester County Pennsylvania and serving clients throughout the greater Philadelphia Metro Area including Lancaster County, Berks County, Bucks County, Delaware County and Montgomery County. If your family has been victimized by the negligence of another and you are seeking a free initial consult on you rights and possible claims, it is crucial you speak to an experienced Pennsylvania Injury lawyers in order to ensure your rights are protected and to review all of your legal options with you.
The Injury attorneys of Ciccarelli Law Offices have successfully represented individuals throughout the state of Pennsylvania that have been injured in accidents. Our Chester County based law firm is based at 304 North High Street, West Chester PA 19380 and serves clients throughout Pennsylvania including but not limited to in Kennett Square, Downingtown, West Chester, Coatesville, Exton, Chester Springs, Chadds Ford, Landenberg, Lancaster, Media, Harrisburg, Reading, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford, Malvern, Parkesburg, Phoenixville and Paoli. Contact us now at (610) 692-8700 or call toll free (877) 529-2422. Don’t wait—contact an attorney immediately.