Non-economic losses, meaning those losses that don’t come with a fixed monetary value, are a significant part of a wrongful death claim. The loss of companionship, or loss of consortium, is a non-economic loss that is more difficult to determine. Loss of consortium in a South Dakota wrongful death claim may include:
Our South Dakota wrongful death lawyers at Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP, will help determine the amount of damages associated with the loss of consortium if you lost a loved one due to the negligent act of another.
A South Dakota wrongful death attorney will look at the following when determining the value of loss of consortium:
There may be aspects of compensatory services that are difficult for a victim’s spouse to claim, particularly if he or she does not feel comfortable making certain aspects of the relationship public, such as sexual relations. In order to claim compensatory services based on the loss of sexual relations, this information may need to be discussed in front of a jury. This is a very uncomfortable task for anyone.
At Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP, our South Dakota wrongful death attorneys have the experience you need to recover damages that rightfully belong to you. If you live in South Dakota, call our office toll-free at (888) 733-2992, we will provide you with a free consultation and discuss your case with you. We will also fully explain what you can expect throughout this entire process.
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