Loss of Consortium – Injury Compensation for Dependents
This refers to the loss that a spouse or other dependent may experience due to an auto accident even if they were not in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Most states recognize the loss of consortium, which can include monetary support, companionship, or any physical, mental, monetary, etc. support that was provided by the injured person.
Uninsured and Underinsured Auto Insurance Claims Payouts
Usually, the driver’s auto insurance pays the injured party. However, in the case that the driver was not insured or was not insured well enough to cover the damages that were caused, the injured party may have to seek other means of compensation. In this case, even with their own insurance policy, it is best to contact an attorney, like those at Scott W. Sheen and Associates, P.C. to determine the best course of action.