Being a victim in a car accident does not just affect the victim. When someone is seriously injured or even fatally so, it affects loved ones closest to him or her. In many cases, life not only changes financially but physically and emotionally as well. Spouses and children who once had a husband, wife, father or mother who provided love, companionship, comfort and physical needs, often suffer lasting effects from no longer having these needs met. And under Wisconsin law, loved ones who suffered these types of losses can file for what is called, “Loss of Consortium.”
What is Loss of Consortium?
As mentioned above, loss of consortium, also referred to as a loss of society and companionship, was created for secondary victims, namely spouses and dependents in order to receive compensation for loss of lifestyle.
A claim for loss of consortium arises when two people can no longer enjoy or maintain their relationship because of an injury to one of the parties....