When should you make a spousal loss of consortium or services claim?

Posted By on April 12, 2016

In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge:

Q: When should you make a spousal loss of consortium or services claim?

A: You should make a spousal loss of consortium or services claim when your spouse has been significantly injured and you could prove that your life has been substantially interrupted and you’ve sustained a loss of your spouse’s services, comfort, society, and attentions. If the injured spouse does not sustain a significant injury, where your loss if not disrupted significantly, then it is my opinion you should not bring a case for loss of consortium even though you are entitled to. These days, it is difficult enough to obtain a reasonable compensatory award from the jury for the injured spouse. So it is my opinion that you should only bring a loss of consortium claim if your spouse is very badly hurt and it has substantially interrupted your life.

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