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More than 900,000 adults lose their spouses or partners each year. If an accident occurs, resulting in the injury or death of a loved one, you may be able to prove loss of consortium. Loss of consortium is the harm and distress that results from losing a loved one’s emotional support, affection, care, and companionship. 

The award-winning personal injury attorneys of Younglove Law Group have experience helping victims of all types of personal injury, including loss of consortium, build an injury claim as they pursue compensation for the damages they have suffered as a result. Loss of consortium applies to the spouse of an injured or deceased party, similar to the common law claim of alienation of affection. 

What Injuries May Be Included in a Loss of Consortium Claim?

Loss of consortium claimants can only recover their non-economic damages. These are subjective in nature and include harms resulting from the loss of:

  • Comfort
  • Love
  • Companionship
  • Society
  • Affection
  • Solace
  • Moral support
  • Sexual relations
  • Help with maintenance of the home 
  • Ability to have children

An individual may claim damages for any of the items on this list following the loss or injury of their husband, wife, or registered domestic partner. 

How Can I Prove Loss of Consortium in California?

If you are trying to prove loss of consortium in California, you must provide proof of the following:

  • Legal marriage: Legal marriage or registered domestic partnership must have been valid at the time of the injury or death. 
  • Spouse or partner was wrongfully injured: The spouse or partner of the victim may have to prove that they were injured due to an act of negligence. 
  • Loss of consortium: The spouse of the injured victim must detail all the ways their relationship has changed due to the loss of consortium. This can be an uncomfortable and involved process. 
  • Injury caused the loss of consortium: You must prove that the injury caused the loss of consortium. If you fail to do this, your claim may fail. 

It may be challenging to understand the steps of proving loss of consortium in California, so partnering with an experienced personal injury attorney may help build your claim. 

How to Quantify Loss of Consortium

It may be challenging to quantify the loss of consortium as this damage is intangible, but it is not impossible. While there is no definite way to calculate how much you may be owed in compensation, the following factors often play a role:

  • The victim’s new quality of life
  • The quality of the marriage or domesticated partnership before the accident
  • The history of the relationship regarding divorce filings, separation, infidelity, or domestic violence reports
  • The living arrangements of the people in the relationship
  • The partner’s plans regarding having children and their ability to do so before the accident or injury
  • The extent of ongoing care for the injured spouse or partner

A seasoned injury attorney may be able to help you quantify the amount of compensation you may be eligible to receive for loss of consortium. 

California Personal Injury Lawyers May Be Able to Help

Loss of consortium may cause immense emotional distress and suffering for the spouse or partner of the injured party. As you adjust to a new way of life in your marriage or domestic partnership, partnering with an experienced personal injury attorney may help build your claim. 

Younglove Law Group is a team of dedicated personal injury attorneys helping victims in Newport Beach, California. Our award-winning legal team is dedicated to providing our clients with compassionate care and top-of-the-line service. For a free case review, call (949) 691-3660 or complete our contact form

Most people know that after an accident leaves them injured, they may be able to sue for physical damages. However, many victims may wonder whether they can seek compensation for the emotional distress they may suffer from an accident. 

Younglove Law Group is a team of dedicated personal injury lawyers with experience helping victims of personal injury. While emotional distress may be difficult to quantify when filing a personal injury claim, it is not impossible with the help of a knowledgeable injury lawyer. 

What Is Emotional Distress?

After an accident, 9% of victims may suffer from emotional distress. Just as accident victims suffer physically, emotional distress can also be damaging to victims. Emotional distress is mental suffering or anguish either intentionally inflicted or induced by an incident like an accident. In California, the courts recognize emotional distress as a type of damage resulting from an accident that may be compensated. If you can provide evidence to support your claim, you may sue for emotional distress. 

How Can I Sue for Emotional Distress?

If you and your trusted personal injury attorney are building a case to sue for emotional distress after an accident, the following steps may help to strengthen your claim:

  • Document your emotional distress: To back up your claims, document your medical and work records and keep a personal journal. Using an electronic health tracker to track your heart rate and sleep schedule may also help build your case. 
  • Discuss with your attorney: Partnering with an experienced personal injury attorney may help build your claim. Discussing the details of your emotional distress may better help them understand your case as they prepare to represent you. 
  • File an emotional distress claim: Seek the help of your personal injury attorney. Once you have collected sufficient evidence of your distress, you may move forward with filing a claim. 

Once you have decided to move forward with suing for emotional distress, the process may be extended and drawn out. Having a knowledgeable attorney on your side may take some stress away from the situation and provide you with a trusted partner as you seek compensation. 

Types of Emotional Distress Claims

There are two different types of emotional distress claims that a victim may file. 

Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

This is the first way an accident victim may file for an emotional distress claim. In this case, the defendant will have committed an act that caused the victim emotional distress unintentionally. The victim does not necessarily need to be physically harmed in a case of negligent infliction of emotional distress. If the individual was in the danger zone, most jurisdictions may allow the victim to recover damages for emotional distress.

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

When the defendant intentionally or recklessly inflicted emotional distress upon a victim, an individual may choose to file this type of emotional distress claim. Examples of intentionally inflicting emotional distress upon another would be constant tormenting or verbal attacks. 

Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorneys Are Here to Help

Suffering physical injuries after an accident may cause many weeks of pain and suffering for a victim, but emotional distress may be just as detrimental to a victim’s well-being. In California, an accident victim may sue for emotional distress, but you should consider contacting an experienced personal injury attorney to help you build your claim. 

Younglove Law Group is a team of dedicated personal injury attorneys available to help their clients 24/7. Our legal team has been featured in renowned publications like Advocate magazine for our award-winning representation of each client we help. For a free case review, call (949) 691-3660 or contact us here

May 26, 2021 – Modesto, California: An 18-month-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident by Santiago Martinez in Modesto on Friday, May 21, 2021, according to California Highway Patrol. The fatal incident occurred on Glenn Avenue near Ustick Road around approximately 5 pm.

California Highway Patrol believes a Toyota sedan was traveling westbound on Glenn Avenue when the 18-month-old boy walked onto the road before being impacted by the sedan. The driver of the Toyota sedan has been identified as 21-year-old Santiago Martinez by investigators who allege he continued driving after hitting the 18-month-old boy.

After the incident, witnesses followed the Toyota sedan for approximately a mile and eventually made contact with the driver. The driver of the Toyota sedan then returned to the scene.

The 18-month-old boy was taken to the hospital where he sadly later died from his injuries.

After the 18-month-old boy was killed in the accident, Santiago Martinez was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, according to California Highway Patrol. Neither drugs nor alcohol are currently believed to have been a factor in the crash.

If you or a family member were involved in this incident and would like more information, please click here for help requesting the police report. Our team of attorneys is here to help you during this trying time. We understand the impact losing a loved one to a severe accident can have on your life. Claims like this require compassion, empathy, and experience. Our Newport Beach wrongful death and car accident attorneys are here to help you get justice.

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Source: https://fox40.com/news/local-news/modesto-police-18-month-old-boy-killed-in-hit-and-run/

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May 26, 2021 – Sacramento, California: A North Sacramento car accident killed Ali Shoker Ali and Mohammed Mahir Subhi Al Salih on the evening of May 21, 2021. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has now identified the two people who the accident killed as 18-year-old Ali Shoker Ali and 19-year-old Mohammed Mahir Subhi Al Salih.

According to California Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Ali Shoker Ali and 19-year-old Mohammed Mahir Subhi Al Salih were rear passengers in a blue Mustang convertible traveling westbound on Striker Avenue at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Mustang allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign and subsequently struck a Chevrolet Malibu traveling northbound on National Drive. As a result of the collision, the Mustang overturned.

Upon impact, Ali Shoker Ali and Mohammed Mahir Subhi Al Salih were thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. The driver and front passenger of the Mustang were taken to the hospital with significant injuries. The female driver and child passenger of the Chevrolet Malibu are believed to have suffered minor injuries.

Officers are investigating if alcohol or drugs played a factor in the collision.

If you or a family member were involved in this incident and would like more information, please click here for help requesting the police report. Our team of attorneys is here to help you during this trying time.

If you or a loved one were involved in this accident, or one similar to it, we know what it takes to help win your case. We help people who have had their lives upended by an accident every day. We have seen the impact being involved in a severe accident can have on a person’s life. The road to recovery and obtaining compensation for your damages is long and complex. Our California wrongful death and car accident attorneys are here to help.

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Source: https://fox40.com/news/local-news/2-dead-5-injured-after-high-speed-car-crash-in-north-sacramento/

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May 23, 2021 – Reseda, California: A street racing crash killed one and injured five along the 7600 block of Corbin Avenue on Sunday, May 23 around 8 p.m. in Reseda. The crash was caught on a nearby home security camera, showing a fire erupted immediately after. No names regarding those involved have been released.

According to Los Angeles police, a BMW was speeding on Corbin Avenue when the driver lost control and crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with another vehicle.

The BMW driver, believed to be a 25 to 30-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene and has not been identified. Another person was trapped inside one of the vehicles and had to be extricated. The extent of the injuries of the other people involved are unknown at this time.

Los Angeles police say the crash was likely caused by street racing which killed one and injured five people. Due to the high rate of speed and subsequent collision, a part of one vehicle’s engine block separated from the vehicle completely and ended up on the street.

Video footage from the nearby home security camera showed a pickup truck alongside three mangled vehicles and another pickup on its two front wheels, backed onto a street pole. There was also debris spread across the street.

If you or a family member were involved in this incident and would like more information, please click here for help requesting a police report. Our team of attorneys is here to help you during this trying time.

If you or a loved one were involved in this accident, we understand the impact being involved in a severe accident can have on your life. The road to recovery and recovering compensation for your damages is long and complex. Our Newport Beach wrongful death and car accident attorneys are here to help.

Call Younglove Law Group at (844) 810-1800 for a free and confidential consultation. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are also available by online chat and text message.

Sources: https://abc7.com/1-killed-in-multi-vehicle-reseda-crash-caught-on-video/10686778/ and https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/05/24/deadly-four-car-crash-in-reseda-near-corbin-avenue/

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May 18, 2021 – Victorville, California: A hit-and-run driver seriously injured a 30-year-old bicyclist after colliding with him on Tuesday morning near Seventh Street and Tatum Road in Victorville, California.

The Sheriff’s Department confirmed the bicyclist was riding across Seventh Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound. The driver of the vehicle, a female, stopped after the collision but fled the scene without providing any identifying information. The bicyclist was still lying in the road when she fled the scene.

The bicyclist was taken via helicopter to the nearest trauma center for emergency medical treatment. His condition remains unknown.

Evidence was collected from the scene. This incident remains under investigation. If you have information about the hit-and-run driver who seriously injured the bicyclist, please call the Victorville Police Department at 760-241-2911.

If you or a family member were involved in this incident and would like more information, please click here for help requesting a police report. Our team of attorneys is here to help you during this trying time.

We understand the impact being involved in a severe accident can have on your life. The road to recovery and recovering compensation for your damages is long and complex. Our Newport Beach car accident attorneys are here to help. We know each case is unique and deserves our fullest attention. We prioritize communication with our clients, so they understand what is going on in their cases every step of the way.

Call Younglove Law Group at (844) 810-1800 for a free and confidential consultation. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are also available by online chat and text message.

Source: https://www.vvng.com/bicyclist-seriously-injured-by-hit-and-run-driver-in-victorville/

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May 4, 2021 – Anaheim, California: Hit-and-Run Killed 3 in the early morning of May 4 near the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Orange Avenue in Anaheim. The crash remains under investigation. It is believed a hit-and-run driver was driving a white Mercedes Benz at high speeds when a black Kia SUV with 3 occupants pulled out of a parking lot in front of it.

The Mercedes Benz collided into the Kia SUV, causing major property damage. When first responders arrived, the Mercedes Benz was on fire and the Kia SUV’s roof had to be cut off to remove the 3 occupants from inside. Sadly, the hit-and-run killed all 3 occupants of the Kia SUV, who were sadly pronounced dead at the scene. It is believed the 3 occupants were an Uber driver with 2 passengers.

No occupants were found inside the Mercedes Benz. Police requested any nearby hospitals contact them if anyone came with car crash injuries after the collision. The suspected hit-and-run driver and her passenger were later located at a nearby hospital seeking emergency medical treatment.

A nearby auto parts store’s surveillance cameras captured footage of the collision.

If you or a family member were involved in this incident and would like more information, please click here for help requesting a police report. Our team of attorneys is here to help you during this trying time.

If you or a loved one were involved in this accident, we understand the impact being involved in a severe accident can have on your life. The road to recovery and recovering compensation for your damages is long and complex. Our Newport Beach wrongful death attorneys and Uber accident attorneys are here to help.

Call Younglove Law Group at (844) 810-1800 for a free and confidential consultation. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are also available by online chat and text message.

Source: https://ktla.com/news/local-news/suspected-hit-and-run-driver-passenger-found-at-local-hospital-after-crash-kills-3-in-anaheim/

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May 15, 2021 – Sacramento, California: DUI Driver Killed 1, Injured 2 in Highway 99 auto accident on Saturday morning in a multi-vehicle crash.

California Highway Patrol stated a Chevy Silverado was traveling northbound on Highway 99 in the slow lane at high speeds early in the morning when its 19-year-old driver swerved off the roadway to avoid traffic. This maneuver resulted in the truck colliding with a chain link fence before careening back across the highway.

In doing so, the truck crossed the entire highway before colliding into the center divider and coming to rest facing the wrong direction in the number one lane.

Per CHP, a passenger was ejected from the passenger seat onto the highway.

Unfortunately, a Honda Odyssey that was also traveling northbound on Highway 99 could not avoid colliding into the truck and impacted it head-on. Its driver was tragically killed in the crash.

Soon thereafter, a Nissan Murano driven by a 35-year-old swerved into the center divider in an effort to avoid colliding with the already crashed vehicles stopped in the roadway. In the process, a passenger was ejected from the Nissan. The passenger was taken to a hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries.

The DUI driver killed 1, injured 2 in this incident, and was taken to a hospital for emergency medical treatment. The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

This incident is still under investigation.

Losing a loved one in an auto accident is always a traumatic experience for those left behind. We at Younglove Law Group extend our deepest condolences to the families of those who tragically lost their lives in this incident, as well as to any other injured parties involved in this incident and their families.

For more information about this accident, please click here for help requesting a police report. Our team of attorneys is here to help you during this trying time.

If you or a loved one were involved in this accident, or one similar to it, we know what it takes to help win your case. We understand each case is different and deserves full individual attention. We have seen the impact being involved in a severe accident can have on a person’s life. The road to recovery and obtaining compensation for your damages is long and complex. Our car accident attorneys and wrongful death attorneys are here to help.

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Source: https://fox40.com/news/local-news/chp-multi-vehicle-crash-on-hwy-99-leaves-1-dead-2-people-injured-dui-driver-arrested/

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May 8, 2021 – Victorville, California: a 26-year-old Victorville man, Leonardo Enciso, was arrested after a crash with another vehicle that resulted from a high-speed chase.

A Victorville Police deputy observed the driver of a 2009 Infinity doing donuts in the Jocko’s Pub and Grill parking lot. Later identified as Leonardo Enciso, the driver failed to yield, which resulted in the pursuit down westbound Bear Valley Road. The driver was traveling at speeds of more than 90 miles per hour.

As the driver attempted to turn onto Highway 395 from Bear Valley Road, he collided into another car then exited his vehicle and began to flee on foot from deputies. The driver was quickly apprehended thereafter and taken into police custody. Leonardo Enciso was arrested after the crash for evading a Peace Officer with disregard for safety and is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on May 11, 2021.

It is unclear from initial reports whether the occupant of the vehicle Leonardo Enciso crashed into was injured in this accident.

Younglove Law Group extends their condolences to those involved in this accident and their families.

If you or a loved one were involved in the accident referenced in this article or in a similar accident, we understand the impact being involved in a severe accident can have on your life. The road to recovery and obtaining compensation for your damages is long and complex. Our Newport Beach car accident attorneys are here to help.

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Source: https://www.vvng.com/victorville-man-arrested-after-high-speed-pursuit-that-ended-in-a-crash/

May 11, 2021: Topeka, California: On Sunday night, a young child suffered life-threatening injuries in a Topeka accident. The child was hospitalized after she suffered life-threatening injuries in a head-on accident on Sunday night, just after 6:45 pm. Police responded to the scene of the accident near the 3000 block of SE California where a a silver passenger car that was traveling on northbound SE California had collided head-on into a gray SUV that was traveling on southbound SE California.

Known occupants of the silver passenger car include one adult and the young child who was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, according to Topeka Police. The adult also suffered injuries, though their extent remains unknown.

Four occupants of the SUV were likewise taken to the hospital for emergency medical treatment. While their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, the extent of their injuries also remains unknown.

Younglove Law Group’s car accident lawyers extend their deepest condolences to those involved in this terrible accident and their families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time.

If you or a loved one were involved in this accident or one similar to it, we understand the impact being involved in a severe accident can have on your life. The road to recovery and obtaining compensation for your damages is long and complex. Contact Younglove Law Group to speak with dedicated Newport Beach car accident lawyers to obtain the justice, results, and attention you deserve.

Call Younglove Law Group at (844) 810-1800 for a free and confidential consultation. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are also available by online chat and text message.

For more information about your accident, please click here for help requesting a police report. Our team of attorneys is here to help you during this trying time.

Source: https://www.wibw.com/2021/05/10/tpd-investigating-two-vehicle-wreck-in-se-topeka-on-sunday-evening/