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!