Posted August 28, 2023
AUGUST 29, 2023 – FRANKLIN, MA – Attorney Daniel Cardinal of Franklin Law Group MA, LLC, moved his practice from Boston to Franklin as a way to best serve his local community. Now, Attorney Cardinal is dedicated to serving clients in the metro West area, specializing in personal injury services.
If the non-at-fault party suffers injuries or if the additional persons involved suffer personal injuries, they are entitled to compensation from the negligent party insurance. If liability is proven, compensation will be paid to assist the accident victim.
Injuries and damages sustained in a motor vehicle accident, or any accident, affect more than just the injured individuals involved. Entire families can be affected due to driver negligence. For example, if any of the parties not at fault in a car accident have children or a spouse, the spouse and/or children are entitled to receive financial damages from the car insurance company for the negligent driver. Spouses and children of a car accident victim are identified and encouraged to file a claim for the loss of a spouse or dependent child’s loss of parental love, guidance and affection.
In addition, a parent can claim financial compensation if their child has been involved in a car accident and sustains personal injuries. Like a spouse, a parent can establish that their child is no longer able to provide the same care and affection toward the parent because of the child’s injuries. The parent must prove that their child’s severe personal injury caused a short-term, long-term, or permanent change in the parent-child relationship they previously shared, resulting in the parent now suffering measurable harm. Such damages may be a financial loss to the parent. Additional compensation may be obtained if a parent or spouse responsible for caring for their injured loved one is required to be absent from work while assisting a loved one who was injured in the accident.
There are no laws that define or determine the exact monetary value of loss of companionship in consortium claims. A child’s loss of a consortium claim, spousal loss of a consortium claim, or a parent’s loss of a consortium claim due to injuries suffered by a loved one are all subject to Massachusetts Chapter 231, Section 85X. The injured party must be at least financially dependent on the child/spouse/parents, both before and after the accident. The value of the claim or claims by the family or the no-fault party will be determined by the judge or jury after the appointment of a personal injury attorney. The loss to be evaluated is the loss of enjoying life, the loss of that person’s companionship and support. Auto insurers at fault will recognize this loss in the consortium’s claims and will include compensation for these claims as part of their initial claim assessment.
A skilled personal injury attorney for more than 30 years, Attorney Daniel Cardinal has been dedicated to helping his community through his practice in Brooklyn, but now with his practice in Franklin, the city where he lived and raised his family. The Cardinal Advocate values his family and the safety of his loved ones. His years of dedicated service to his community provide his clients with the same sense of protection and reliability that Attorney Cardinal became known for during his years of practicing personal injury law.
Find out what Attorney Cardinal’s clients have to say about him on: https://FranklinLawGroupMA.com/testimonials.
Individuals involved in an automobile accident in Massachusetts who sustain personal injury, bodily injury, or property damage should contact Attorney Daniel J. Cardinal at Franklin Law Group at (617) 277-3477 or go to the website at: https://FranklinLawGroupMA.com
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