Filing a loss of consortium claim in North Carolina may be done as part of an active injury claim or it may be filed separately. Multiple damages may be pursued under these types of claims. Some individuals think that only a married spouse may make a claim for consortium loss if their partner can no longer perform sexual activities or provide affection as a direct result of their accident injuries. However, some jurisdictions permit claims by parents and children. Some of the damages that may be included in a claim include loss of:
- Sexual activity
- Emotional support and comfort
- Household services and family care
To learn more about the statutes of limitations and how they affect these claims, read more about North Carolina loss of consortium.