What Is Loss of Consortium?

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Loss of Consortium in Nevada Personal Injury Law

When you lose a loved one in an accident, you’re probably not thinking of the long-term financial ramifications of their passing. Like most people, you’re probably dealing with the tremendous grief that comes with the untimely death of a spouse or domestic partner. Unfortunately, insurance will often try to take advantage of your fragile emotional state. This is why you need a loss of consortium lawyer to look out for your best interests while you’re processing your grief.

The personal injury lawyers at ER Injury Attorneys have extensive experience assisting people with wrongful death cases that include loss of consortium. Our team will do everything possible to make sure that you get the settlement that you deserve so that you can focus on the next steps in your life.

What Is Loss of Consortium?

In the context of personal injury, loss of consortium is a blanket term that assigns a monetary value to the emotional, physical, and financial loss of a spouse or domestic partner. Depending on the nature of the accident and the insurance companies involved, you may be entitled to compensation for the loss of:

  • Physical intimacy
  • Companionship
  • The ability to have children
  • Emotional support and care
  • Household care
  • Reputation

As you can imagine, it can be very difficult to assign dollar values to the items listed above. You can also be sure that insurance companies, being profit-driven businesses, will want to pay you as little as possible. Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you. Let ER Injury Attorneys fight back on your behalf to win the money that you rightfully deserve.

Proving Loss in a Wrongful Death Cases

While the monetary value of loss of consortium is debatable, proving loss in a wrongful death claim is fairly straightforward. Your Nevada personal injury lawyer can help you establish:

  • You were legally married or were in a domestic partnership
  • You lost your spouse or domestic partner in an accident
  • That accident was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party
  • The loss of your spouse or domestic partner has affected and will continue to affect your emotional, physical, and financial wellbeing 

Many insurance companies use “delay, deny, defend” tactics in order to prevent you from filing a claim in time or slowing down the process to the point where you give up. They will count on you being emotionally sensitive as you deal with your loss and try to take advantage of you.

The experienced Nevada personal injury attorneys are familiar with their deceptive tricks and know how to defeat them. Get in touch with one of our wrongful death lawyers today and we’ll help make sure that the insurance company treats you fairly.

Contact a Nevada Wrongful Death Lawyer

ER Injury Attorneys is ready to take care all of your legal needs during your difficult time. If you’ve lost a domestic partner or spouse in an accident and are worried about the insurance company cheating you out of a settlement then contact us today for a free consultation. You can reach us 24/7 by phone at 702-878-7878 or connect with us online through LiveChat or encrypted contact contact form.

ER Injury Attorneys represents injury victims throughout southern Nevada, including Clark and Nye County, all Las Vegas areas, Henderson, Summerlin, Boulder City, Laughlin, and Pahrump. In addition to our track record of winning great settlements for our clients, our team is proud to treat each client with the compassion and respect they deserve. For unbeatable legal service coupled with a genuine commitment to customer care, ER Injury Attorneys is the choice for you.

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