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Why is it Crucial to Retain a Quality California Personal Injury Lawyer if You are the Husband or Wife of an Accident Victim?

Obtaining good sound legal advice from a Counselor at Law is important for both the person injured and their mate. Oftentimes, persons attempting to represent themselves will be presented a settlement release agreement with two signature lines (one for the victim and one for their spouse). They are told, “It’s just routine to have married people sign these things together”. They are never provided information that the award for the husband or wife of the injured victim is separate and in addition to the bodily injury compensation of the person injured. Once the spouse signs, they release all further claims and are forever barred from seeking any additional monies. Furthermore, presenting a claim for loss of consortium and making sure that this claim is fully valued requires a lawyer willing to sit down with both spouses and really get to know the nature and extent of their relationship so that the loss of what was a loving and caring marital bliss and the amount that this joy has been diminished can be fully presented for payment.

If you have been injured by the negligence of another and this has caused a serious strain on your marriage, it is critical that you seek competent and caring advice from an attorney familiar with loss of consortium claims. You did not ask to be put into a situation where the marital communications have been subject to discord and the reduction in everything from daily walks around the block to intimate relations have been affected. Unfortunately, the best the system can provide for these losses is a money damage award but, failing to assert these claims in a timely manner and subject to proper legal procedure will leave you with a gap that will never be made whole!

Client Reviews
I have known Steven for some time now and when his services were required he jumped in and took control of my cases. I had two and they were handled with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. He went the extra mile regardless of the bumps in the road. I can not see me using any other attorney and I would recommend him to any of my family and friends. Josie A.
Steven was vital during our most trying time. He was referred by a friend after an accident that involved a family member. While he was critical and lying in the hospital, Steven was kind, patient and knowledgeable about what we were going through. Following our loss, Steven became a tough and aggressive negotiator and made sure that we receive a huge compensation. I would refer Steven in fact, this happened 2 years ago and I still speak highly of his service. Cheryl S.
Mr. Sweat is a pitbull in the courtroom as well as settlement negotiations - You can't have a better equipped attorney in your corner! It is a pleasure working as colleagues together on numerous cases. He can get the job done. Jonathan K.
Because of Steven Sweat, my medical support was taken care of. Plus, I had more money to spare for my other bills. Steven is not only an excellent personal injury lawyer, providing the best legal advice, but also a professional lawyer who goes beyond his call of duty just to help his clients! He stood up for me and helped me get through the process. I would definitely recommend. I couldn't think of any better lawyer than him. MiraJane C.
I must tell anyone, if you need a great attorney, Steve sweat is the guy! I had an awful car accident and had no idea where to turn. He had so much to deal with because my accident was a 4 car pile up. Not to mention all the other cars were behind me and they were not wanting to settle in any way! He never stopped working for me and had my best interest at heart! Audra W.
I believe I made the best choice with Steven M Sweat, Personal Injury. I was very reluctant to go forward with my personal injury claim. I had a valid claim and I needed a professional attorney to handle it. I felt so much better when I let Steven take my case. His team did everything right and I am very satisfied. Stia P.
I have to say that Steve has been exemplary! I met Steve at a point with my case that I was ready to give up. He took the time and dealt with all of my concerns. Most importantly, he was present and listened to what I was going through. He was able to turn things around, put me and my case on the right track! The results were better that expected! Highly recommend!! Cody A.