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Motorcycle accidents and loss of consortium damages

If your husband or wife is seriously hurt in a motorcycle crash, you'll probably be hurting emotionally just as much as he or she is hurting physically. The worry and sadness will surely take its toll on your psyche, but what about the other things you're suffering with?

If you're a parent, you're taking care of the children all by yourself. You might also be doing the cooking, cleaning, driving and laundry for your family — and a whole lot more. Let's not forget the bookkeeping and home repair tasks that your spouse carried out on your family's behalf.

Your spouse is hurting, yes, but you have suffered tremendous damages too. That's why you might be able to add your own damages to your spouse's personal injury claim if he or she was hurt as a result of the negligence of another party. These kinds of claims are referred to in legal terms as "loss of consortium" claims and they're more common than you might think.

For many people, the first thing they do after a serious motorcycle collision is to retain an attorney and discuss their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages. Bu,t they forget that their spouses also incurred damages and losses well in the motorcycle accident. Therefore, never forget to address this important topic when you meet with your personal injury attorney. The attorney can review the viability of your potential claim for damages after an injurious automotive or motorcycle crash. Any settlement or judgment arising from your claim can help to ease the struggles you face as your family attempts to heal.

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