Loss of Consortium
When calculating damages after the unexpected loss of a loved one, one aspect the jury will look at is loss of consortium. This is the loss of the family relationship a particular person would have with the deceased but for the negligent action. This will make up a portion of the damages sought by a wrongful death lawyer when they assess the value of your loss. While this money will never bring a loved one back, it can help a family with closure after an untimely death.
Portland Wrongful Death Lawyer on the Importance of Closure
When a family member is killed in an accident, contacting a wrongful death lawyer is often the last thing on the minds of family members. Some people may even hesitate, worried that it will seem like they are profiting from the death of a loved one. This could not be further from the truth. Loss of consortium has a real impact on the lives of those affected by it. The law acknowledges the truth of this. Compensation for loss of consortium can be an important part of obtaining closure. We handle every type of case with compassion and care and we believe wrongful death matters benefit from an experienced attorney who can help you through your difficult times. Our firm's mission is to help people through the difficulty of personal injury. There is perhaps no more difficult time than a lost loved one.
Loss of Consortium Law
When someone is killed in an accident, there is often no criminal element that will hold the responsible party accountable. Instead, a family will need to rely on the civil justice system to find a remedy for their loss. Money obviously pales in comparison to have a husband, wife, child, or other loved one back in our lives, but it is often the only option available under the law. Loss of consortium is part of that civil justice.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, an attorney at Johnson Law can help you through this difficult time. We will aggressively fight to hold the responsible parties accountable and help your family get the closure it desperately needs. Loss of Consortium is only one aspect of a wrongful death claim. To learn more about how a Portland Wrongful Death Lawyer can help with your loss, contact Johnson Law today for a free consultation.