What is Loss of Consortium?

Loss of consortium is a term used in law that refers to the deprivation of the benefits that a family relationship provides due to injuries. Historically, the relationship between husband and wife has been considered a matter of value worth protecting. Loss of consortium arising from personal injuries was first recognized under English common law over 200 years ago. The term "consortium" is derived from the Latin expression "per quod servitium et consortium amisit," translated as "in consequence of which he lost her society and services", according to Wikipedia. To put the aspects of this claim in modern perspective, it refers to the loss of the full functioning of your spouse which may include losses to the economic contributions of the injured spouse to the household, care … [Read more...]

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Pennsylvania Motorcycle Fatalities are Down

As you all know, I subscribe to many newspapers and magazines and am always looking for motorcycle related stories. Latest Motorcycle Fatality Statistics Recently I found one that we can all relate to entitled "Motorcycle Fatalities Fall Sharply in 2013"  The article confirms what we have been seeing in our offices, which is while the number of cases we handle each year is seemingly staying consistent, we have not been seeing very many motorcycle fatality cases - thank God!  The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), which takes a full year to compile motor vehicle statistics, said that in 2013, while 4,663 people lost their lives while operating a motorcycle, the number was down from 4,986 in 2012. Not small numbers by any stretch, but in states with helmet … [Read more...]

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A Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Lawyer Could Have Helped This Family

Recently I read an article about a accident which took place in Philadelphia, wherein a motorcycle rider lost his life when he collided with a car which was making an illegal u-turn. This is not a claim I handled as a motorcycle accident wrongful death lawyer, but it follows along with many of our own clients who tell very similar stories. It was the driver of the car who caused this fatality, but this person received a mere citation, while the grieving family from North Carolina was left to seek retribution from their insurance company. As a long-time Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer I was shocked at this turn of events. The at fault party was not even drug or alcohol tested, however the decedent, who did absolutely nothing wrong to contribute to the cause of this accident, … [Read more...]

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