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How Car Accidents Affect Relationships

Being seriously injured in a car accident can impact your life, and the life of your family, in a broad variety of ways. It is important to recognize that catastrophic injuries from a car accident impact not only the person who is harmed, but also their family and loved ones. When a serious injury changes the quality of life of a member of a family, leading to significant medical bills and also a drop in the earnings potential of the household. 

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, one of the Santa Ana injury attorneys from the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian is standing by to provide you with the assistance you need to build the best case possible. While the outcome of some injuries can only be managed and the symptoms can be improved but not eliminated altogether, the costs associated with them can be covered in full through your claim. 

Wrongful Death 

Your relationship with a loved one is forever taken away when an accident caused by the negligence of another results in their wrongful death. The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to cover the financial damages linked to the loss of a loved one associated with an accident caused by another party. While no amount of money can account for the loss of a loved one, the loss of their income and cost of their medical costs can be recovered. 

Through a wrongful death claim, the lost contributions of your loved one to your household are calculated and demanded, generally by the insurance company of the at-fault party of the accident. Insurance companies are at times willing to come to a fair settlement on wrongful death claims, while at others they will fight and decline, requiring that you take them to court. Filing a wrongful death or other claim when trying to recover from the loss of a loved one is difficult, and one of our experienced Santa Ana injury attorneys can handle the entire process on your behalf. 

Loss of Consortium 

If the injuries from an accident result in a change in your loved one’s ability to be a partner to you, it is possible to recover damages for loss of consortium. This is available when the love and partnership you were able to enjoy with your loved one prior to an accident decreases. Their ability to engage in sexual intercourse, procreate, or even engage in conversation are all factors that are included in a loss of consortium claim. Working with one of our Santa Ana injury attorneys ensures that you recover all damages available to you given the unique circumstances of your car or truck accident injury. 

Evidence and Medical Documentation are Essential to Collecting Damages

To collect full compensation for the injuries and loss of a loved one through a wrongful death claim or injury claim, complete and accurate evidence is essential. The evidence that you present to the opposing party and the courts as necessary in your claim will determine what you are able to collect. If your loved one required $500,000 in medical costs prior to passing, and you only prove $250,000 in damages, your household will be left to cover the remaining $250,000 that isn’t provided for through insurance. 

The dedicated Santa Ana injury attorneys from our firm will carefully review the evidence to determine the liable party, and to fully measure your damages. We have a network of medical and occupational experts capable of calculating the complete present and future damages linked to the injuries of your loved one. When long-term injuries impact their capacity to earn and contribute to the household, then those earnings are part of your claim, and are replaced through the settlement that you receive. 

How Our Santa Ana Injury Attorneys Help 

When you make the decision to work with a Santa Ana injury lawyer can strongly support the outcome of your claim and minimize the negative impact on your relationships in the household, however possible. Your attorney takes over the full process, ranging from the collection of evidence through the negotiating of your claim. 

The process can be complex, and having an ally in the form of an attorney provides you with substantial support throughout the process. The insurance companies are not concerned with your stress level following an accident, their focus is reducing what they pay out to maximize profits. It is the place of Santa Ana injury attorneys to step into your shoes and ensure that you receive the compensation you and your family deserves. 

Connect with a Santa Ana Injury Lawyer from the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian

Our Santa Ana Injury attorneys have decades of combined experience assisting families who have been impacted by a car accident. We take into account the full impact the accident has not only upon the injured party, but their spouses, children, and extended family that depend on them. The loss of a loved one in an accident and the wrongful death claim that results can be highly emotional for the surviving family. Recovering the full amount your family is entitled to can mean the difference between long-term financial stability and ongoing hardship. 

While many of our potential new clients worry that they cannot afford the initial consultation or our representation if we take their claim, that is simply not how it works. Your initial consultation is free of charge. It is helpful for you to have information about the accident available to you at your initial consultation so that your attorney can provide the most accurate assessment possible. If your case is a fit with our firm, we only get paid if we win, with our payment coming out of a portion of your winnings so that you never pay a penny out of pocket. 
Connect with the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian as soon as possible after your accident for a free assessment to determine your rights.