Wrongful Death Lawyers

Wrongful Death Lawyers

It can be overwhelming to realize that your loved one has passed away as a result of another person’s negligence. Regardless of the cause of this unfortunate incident, it is easy to feel confused and unsure of your next steps. A wrongful death lawyer can help you and your family navigate these difficult circumstances to come up with an action plan to respond.

Your wrongful death lawyers will guide you through the process of filing your claim in the courts and fighting for the compensation you and your family need to move on with your life.

The Cost of a Wrongful Death

There is no doubt that there is an emotional toll taken on your entire family when a loved one passes away.

Knowing that this incident might have been prevented can make it especially difficult for family members to put this incident behind them. A wrongful death causes more than just an emotional loss because it causes physical tolls on the family and financial losses too. These can have far reaching impacts throughout an entire family and could prompt you to contact a wrongful death lawyer to help you to file a lawsuit.

Since it can be difficult to determine what you need to do and in what order,

The Emotional Cost

One of the biggest challenges that family members make, particularly young children, is adapting when a loved one passes away. Losing a loved one can be a very traumatic experience for surviving friends and family members. It can be even more difficult to cope with grief knowing that another person’s reckless or negligent behavior caused the incident that took your loved one away.

While there are no actions that can bring your loved one back or curb your family’s grief, courts do recognize the emotional impact of your family’s loss.

The Physical Cost

Family members have to adapt in big and important ways after the loss of a loved one. This can lead to a significant increase in stress. Losing a loved one can cause trauma and severe stress by making family members have to adjust to life without a loved one and also worry about finances moving forward in their life. This stress can cause significant changes in a person’s exercise, eating and work habits.

Since your loved one is no longer available to contribute in or out of the house, the physical implications for your family can be significant. Your wrongful death lawyer in Canada can walk you through the different forms of compensation to which you might be entitled.

The Financial Cost

In addition to the sudden expenses that can emerge immediately after a loved one passes away, there are many different things to think about after the fact too. The immediate expenses associated with your loved one’s death can include funeral costs, legal costs and the impact of lost future income that that member would have helped to provide. A wrongful death claim filed with the support of an experienced wrongful death lawyer can help these family members recover damages against a responsible and negligent party.

The Family Law Act in Canada enables families to contact a wrongful death lawyer to regain possible damages. The Family Law Act is a law that sets out guidelines for damages that arise from an injury or death. A wrongful death claim filed against a responsible or negligent party can help a family recover these damages. If you’re not sure of the potential benefits available to you under the Family Law Act, a wrongful death attorney can help you prepare your case.

Determining Liability in a Wrongful Death Case

Many different forms of evidence might help to support that another person was responsible for your loved one’s death. This can include medical records, photos, accident reconstruction, and more. If you need assistance with this process of gathering the necessary information, a wrongful death lawyer can help you.

Liability falls down to whether someone breached a duty of care owed to you. This includes actions in which the other person’s actions or lack of actions caused you to sustain an injury, such as driving under the influence of alcohol.

Causes of a Wrongful Death

A wrongful death can occur as a result of many different kinds of accidents, such as negligence in slip and falls, car accidents, truck accidents, and more. Car accidents frequently cause fatalities and the vast majority of vehicle accidents are caused by human errors. Car accidents are some of the most common causes of wrongful deaths. Truck accidents often cause fatalities as well due to the size and weight of commercial trucks. Truck accidents, while not as common as car accidents in causing fatalities, do still occur and cause significant impacts for family members.

Negligence

Negligence can include distracted driving, drowsy driving, drunk driving, and any other incident in which a person should have exercised a standard of care and failed to do so, causing another person to sustain fatal injuries.

How Do I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Getting the support of a wrongful death lawyer is an important component of filing your wrongful death claim. To learn more information about how to work successfully with a wrongful death lawyer, review our Guide to Understanding Ontario Wrongful Death Claims.

Do I Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer to File My Wrongful Death Claim?

You and your family have enough to worry about in the wake of losing a loved one. Having the support of a wrongful death lawyer can help provide you with additional resources and a place to turn to when you have questions in the process of moving your loved ones’ case through the court.

There are many different benefits of a lawyer, including handling all legal aspects of your case, helping you to make informed and educated decisions at each phase and moving your case forward without accepting a settlement that would have been too low for the circumstances. You can contact the offices of our wrongful death lawyer today to learn more- use 1-800-567-HURT.   

FAQ’s

Who can’t file a wrongful death claim?

Only certain people have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. This means that the person bringing the suit has to be a spouse, child, grandchild, parent, grandparent, or sibling of the deceased.

How long do you have to file a wrongful death claim?

You need to file a wrongful death claim within two years after the incident to qualify for benefits.

Are wrongful death settlements public record?

Settlements that are made out of court are almost always private in nature, whereas decisions made by the court are not.

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