Calculating Compensations: Loss of Consortium (11)Updated on Tuesday 28th February 2017
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The emotional factor is very important when talking about a personal injury and the Californian laws take very much into consideration the distress caused by such type of accident. Moreover, California imposed a law which provides for the emotional pain caused to the other spouse by a company or another person. This act is called the Loss of Consortium Law and it also applies to personal injury cases in Los Angeles. At a federal level, the loss of consortium is regulated by the Civil Code which also provides for damages which may require compensation from the party inflicting the personal injury.
Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers can offer more information on how the California Loss of Consortium Law deals with the compensation of the spouses.
What to rely on when calculating a loss of consortium compensation in Los Angeles
The stress when dealing with an injured husband or wife can cause a lot of emotional damage and many people find it useful to go to therapy. The costs of therapy can be included in the claim and should also be taken into consideration when calculating the compensation for the loss of consortium. However, one would need good Los Angeles personal injury lawyers who can help them make their case and ask for the right amount of money which could compensate to some extent the sufferings.
Other factors which should be included in the calculation of the compensation are:
- - how the injury was inflicted;
- - the number of days spent in the hospital by the spouse;
- - if the damage could cause the loss of employment;
- - if the spouses have children, the lawyers can also determine how they were affected by the personal injury of their mother or father.
Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys can evaluate your case and propose an amount which could be requested.
How to calculate the compensation for the loss of consortium in L.A.
The loss of consortium compensation will be calculated by our L.A. personal injury lawyers by taking into account two factors: the current and the future pain their clients will go through. Medical bills, therapy, unpredicted expenses which cannot be recovered, receipts – all of these can be included when filing a claim for the loss of consortium.
Our attorneys will also help you convince the insurance adjuster on how much the injury has negatively affected your life.
For assistance in calculating the loss of consortium compensation, you can contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys.