If your spouse has been injured in an accident, and their injuries have affected how they interact with you and your children, you may have your own cause of action against the other driver. Your spouse might have been the one who suffered the physical injuries, those injuries could have resulted in loss of consortium – the inability for your spouse to provide the same level of interaction as before the accident. Loss of consortium can refer to your spouse's inability to continue sexual relations with you, or their inability to interact with your children. If any of the information provided below seems familiar, you should talk to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Your Relationship with Your Spouse
Loss of consortium can be devastating to a marital relationship. Here are just a couple of the ways that loss of consortium can put a strain on your marriage.
Loss of Physical Affection
If you and your spouse enjoyed a healthy sex life prior to the accident, loss of consortium can put an end to that physical affection.
Loss of Household Help
If you and your spouse shared household responsibilities prior to the accident, and you've been left to carry the bulk of the responsibilities, you may have a case for loss of consortium.
Your Children's Relationship with Their Parent
Children rely on their parents for more than just financial care. Children also depend on their parents for nurturing and family interaction. Loss of consortium can deny children the healthy interaction that they once shared with their parent.
Loss of Physical Care
If your children depended on their other parent for their physical care, that loss of consortium can be devastating. This is particularly true if they've lost the care of the stay-at-home parent.
Loss of Playtime Interaction
If your children enjoyed playtime interaction with their parent, and those interactions have been eliminated due to injuries incurred in the accident, your children may have a case for loss of consortium.
If your spouse has been injured in an accident, and those injuries are interfering with their ability to continue normal interactions with you and your children, you need to talk to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. You might have a claim for loss of consortium against the person responsible for your spouse's injuries. Be sure to keep a journal detailing how their injuries are affecting you and your children. Click here for more info.
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