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Fighting for Loss of Companionship or Consortium

Valdes March 10, 2023

If your loved one was injured or killed in an accident, you may be entitled to damages for loss of companionship or consortium. At The Law Offices of Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC, our experienced personal injury lawyers understand how traumatic and life-changing a serious injury or loss of a loved one can be. Loss of companionship and loss of consortium cases can be complex, and our personal injury attorneys can help you understand which types of damages may apply in your case.

What Is Loss of Companionship or Consortium?

Loss of companionship and consortium are noneconomic damages often associated with wrongful death cases. They are considered noneconomic damages because putting a monetary value of this type of loss is nearly impossible. Some states put a cap on noneconomic damages.

Loss of companionship or consortium refers to the loss of the benefits of having someone in your life, such as the ability to parent, show love and affection or have a sexual relationship. Although it is often a spouse who files a loss of companionship claim, a child or parent may also be entitled to recover these types of damages.

Proving Loss Of Companionship Or Consortium

Because calculating noneconomic damages is difficult, they are typically determined on a case-by-case basis. In a loss of companionship or consortium case, the following factors will likely be taken into consideration:

  • Whether you have a stable, loving relationship

  • Your living arrangements

  • How much care and companionship you previously received

  • Your life expectancies

  • Evidence of the various household services your loved one performed

  • Evidence of the activities you and your loved one enjoyed doing together

If they are both living, the injured party and their loved one are each entitled to bring claims of loss of companionship or consortium against the liable party. It is vital to seek the counsel of experienced personal injury attorneys who understand how to value and negotiate fair settlements in these types of personal injury and wrongful death claims.

Contact Gold, Albanese & Barletti, LLC

Whether you’ve been injured at work, in an automobile accident, or due to medical malpractice – you deserve justice and fair compensation for your injuries. Since 1997, the personal injury attorneys of Gold, Albanese & Barletti have established a legacy of justice for our clients. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to get maximum compensation for your injuries. There are no upfront legal fees and we don’t get paid unless you win your case.

Our firm is licensed and admitted to municipal, state, federal and appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Since 1997, we have helped thousands of clients and established a track record of success across a wide array of legal practice areas.