What are factors that should be considered in a loss of consortium claim? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

An accident attorney must be able to prove that the victim’s injury has damaged the intimate or personal relationship with his or her loved one. This often involves testifying about very personal aspects of the couple’s relationship, as well as having witnesses testifying as verification. In some cases, the other party’s attorney may try to bring up uncomfortable topics, such as any marital issues the couple may have had, as a way to disprove the claim. It is important for the victim and their family to understand and be comfortable with sharing intimate details of their life in a loss of consortium claim.