What is Loss of Consortium?

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When it comes to personal injury, many people will only consider the person directly involved in the accident. The negligence of another, however, can also have a profound impact on loved ones, especially the spouse. “Loss of consortium” is often a consideration in wrongful death cases, but it can apply to personal injury claims as well. It is a legal premise meant to account for the suffering a spouse may endure after a partner is severely injured.  Loss of Consortium Definition Following a bad accident, the road to recovery from personal injury can be painful physically and emotionally. The injured person’s  life...

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Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death

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Truck accidents are often more severe than other motor vehicle accidents. The sheer size of an average semi-truck means that a collision involving a smaller vehicle can have devastating, even fatal consequences. Accidents involving trucks and fatalities frequently result in wrongful death claims by surviving family members. These types of lawsuits can offer a sense of closure and justice on behalf of the deceased.  Who Is Responsible for a Wrongful Death After a Truck Accident? While it may seem like the driver is the obvious culprit in a trucking accident, there may actually be several individuals or entities who should be held...

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