Loss of consortium

Loss of consortium compensates family members for their own losses

In most states, in a personal injury or wrongful death case the immediate family members of the injured person can file a lawsuit for their own loss. A loss of consortium claim against the defendant is meant to compensate the spouse or family of a person who has been injured or killed due to the negligence or wrongful act of the defendant.

Go to this link to learn more about a loss of consortium claim.

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Everett-Bellingham WA

If a loved one has been killed while riding a motorcycle, you are suffering too

Each time bikers get on the road, they are at the mercy of other drivers in cars that weigh on average four tons - not to mention tracks and semi-tractor trailers. In a crash with one of them, the odds seriously are stacked against the motorcycle driver. Terribly, sometimes this means fatal injuries for the motorcycle driver. If a loved one has been killed while on a motorcycle, chances are you dealing with painful grief and worry. Though nothing can bring back your family as it was before, help is available for the survivor's journey.

  Mr. Farmer, a 26-year-old mechanic was riding his motorcycle in May of 1980 in Spokane County, Washington when he struck the trailer of a semi-truck owned by Sac Transport Company and operated by Mr. Wheeler. Farmer died shortly after the crash with the trailer. He was survived by his wife and one child. They decided to sue the transport company and the operator of the semi-truck. They  and their attorneys argued that the tractor-trailer was illegally parked in a residential neighborhood and that Mr. Farmer was not expecting an obstruction of that kind and had insufficient time to react. 
  David Aultman was driving his Yamaha motorcycle north on State Route 9 in Snohomish County, Washington on September 20, 2003. Meanwhile, Margaret Blystone was driving her car west on 164th Street SE and stopped at a stop sign at the intersection with State Route 9. She began to proceed into the intersection, placing her car in the way of Mr. Aultman. According to his family and attorneys, he did not have enough time to avoid hitting her, and he and his motorcycle collided with the side of Mrs. Blystone's vehicle. Mr. Aultman died in the accident as a result of blunt-force trauma.