Personal Injury Compensation and Divorce
Personal injury claim settlements usually encompass payment for various types of damages suffered. Payments for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, are some of the damages that are compensable. Oftentimes, during a divorce, the issue comes up as to whether a spouse has the right to some or all of the money collected for a personal injury case by another spouse.
Generally, damages allocable to pain and suffering are not divisible during a divorce. However, other damages recovered by the injured spouse as part of a settlement or verdict may be divisible. Questions related to your specific divorce-related issues should be directed to a competent Massachusetts divorce attorney.
Being involved in a personal injury case is hard enough, and when divorce is involved, it becomes even harder. Getting proper representation for both of these legal matters is crucial.