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UNDERSTANDING LOSS OF CONSORTIUM CLAIM IN KENTUCKY

Matthew B. Troutman June 22, 2022

Have you ever heard of the phrase – “loss of consortium?” As defined by Kentucky law it means “the right to the services, assistance, aid, society, companionship and conjugal relationship between husband and wife or wife and husband.” See KRS 411.145. This is a companion, but separate, claim of a victim’s spouse. Frequently, the injuries to the victim will prevent them from performing the services they normally perform in the marriage, including household chores and “conjugal relations (sex).” 

As a personal injury attorney handling motor vehicle accident claims in Louisville, Lexington, Covington and many other cities through the Commonwealth of Kentucky, I rarely recommend that the spouse of my client make the claim for loss of consortium, because it tends to have an overall negative impact on the accident victim’s claim. It is a claim that is not well respected except in the circumstance of a wrongful death claim. If a spouse loses the services and companionship of their spouse for the remainder of their lives as opposed to a few weeks, the claim becomes very well respected and valuable.

Whether you were injured as the result of the negligence of another in Lexington, Louisville, Covington or any other city in the commonwealth of Kentucky, I am ready to meet with you at your home and stay in close communication throughout the handling of your auto accident claim. If you need help with an auto accident claim, a motorcycle accident claim or a truck accident claim, contact the Troutman Law Office at 502-648-9507 or go to www.kyautoaccidentattorney.com and I will help you maximize your recovery. I have an office in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky and handle auto accident cases over the entire state of Kentucky and Ohio.