Was your husband injured in a car accident in Monroe, Georgia?
If so, you may have what is called a loss of consortium claim against the at-fault driver. Please see below a breakdown of loss of consortium claims in Georgia.
WHAT IS A LOSS OF CONSORTIUM CLAIM?
A loss of consortium claim is a claim by the spouse of an injured person for their spouse’s injuries suffered due to the accident. When your spouse is injured, this can affect a variety of areas of your marriage, including finances, household duties, travel, leisure, intimacy, companionship, etc.
For example, if your husband handled all of the yard work for your home before the accident, and you had to take over the yard work after the accident because of your husband’s injuries, you would have a loss of consortium claim for the loss of your husband’s ability to handle yard work. The same concept applies to any loss you suffered due to your husband’s injuries.
Another common example is that if your husband’s injuries do not allow you and your husband to have sexual intercourse, then you would have a loss of consortium claim.
Loss of consortium damages are general damages, which means they cannot be calculated with an exact value, but instead are left to the jury to decide based on the jury’s judgment.
TIME PERIOD FOR BRINGING A LOSS OF CONSORTIUM LAWSUIT
In Georgia, spouses generally have a four year period to bring a loss of consortium lawsuit for car accident cases, whereas your spouse generally would have a 2 years from the date of the accident to bring a lawsuit.
CONTACT BARTLETT BENTON
If you believe you have a loss of consortium claim and would like a free case evaluation, please call Bartlett at 770-365-6414.