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Losing a loved one is never easy. One important aspect of wrongful death claims that many people may not be aware of is the concept of “loss of consortium.” This can be an important type of damage in your wrongful death claim. 

At Kash Legal, we understand the devastating impact that the loss of a loved one can have on your life. In addition to the pain and heartache, there may also be financial implications to consider. When a family member dies due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party, you may be entitled to seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. This is where the concept of “loss of consortium” comes into play.

What Is Loss of Consortium?

Loss of consortium refers to the loss of companionship, love, support, and services that a family member experiences as a result of the death of a loved one. While money cannot ever truly compensate for the emotional void left by the loss of a family member, seeking damages for loss of consortium can help alleviate some of the financial burdens that may arise following the death of a loved one.

When determining the amount of compensation for loss of consortium, the court will consider a number of factors, including the nature of your relationship with the deceased, the impact of their death on your emotional well-being, and the extent to which you relied on them for support. While it may be difficult to quantify these losses, a skilled attorney can help you build a strong case to demonstrate the full extent of the harm you have suffered.

In wrongful death claims, loss of consortium damages are typically sought by the surviving spouse or children of the deceased. These damages may cover a range of factors, including the loss of household services, companionship, guidance, and financial support that the deceased would have provided had they not been killed.

Other Types of Damages Available in Wrongful Death Claims

In a wrongful death claim, you can seek compensation for a variety of damages, such as medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost income. These fall into three categories: economic, non-economic, and punitive. 

Economic Damages

One type of damages that may be available in wrongful death claims is economic damages. These damages are meant to compensate the surviving family members for the financial losses they have incurred as a result of their loved one’s death. Economic damages can include things like medical bills, funeral expenses, lost income, and any other expenses that were directly related to the death of the deceased.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages may also be available in wrongful death claims. Non-economic damages are meant to compensate the surviving family members for the intangible losses they have experienced as a result of their loved one’s death. These damages can include things like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of society.

Punitive Damages

In some cases, punitive damages may also be available in wrongful death claims. Punitive damages are meant to punish the party responsible for the death of the deceased and deter them from engaging in similar behavior in the future. These damages are typically awarded in cases where the responsible party’s actions were particularly egregious or reckless.

Contact a California Wrongful Death Attorney

At Kash Legal, we have a team of skilled wrongful death attorneys who specialize in helping families seek justice and compensation for their losses. We are here to help guide you through the legal process and advocate on your behalf to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of consortium. Contact Kash Legal at (888) 527-4128 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal rights and options. We are here to support you during this difficult time and fight for the justice you and your family deserve.

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