Losing a loved one is a very painful experience. If the accident could have been avoided or was intentional, it can lead to even more pain, anger and resentment. If your family is suffering a loss due to an accident by fault of another, it’s possible to bring the person, persons, or company to justice. In the case of wrongful death, a lawsuit can provide you and your family with the justice that you deserve. To find out more about filing a suit and how we can help in the event of wrongful death, read on.
What Is Considered A Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is classified as when a person dies or is killed due to the negligence or misconduct by another. Some of the instances where it is applicable include a crash that was caused by a negligent driver or operator, homicide, negligent malpractice, neglect and abuse, and death caused by defective or faulty parts. In the case of wrongful death, the victim’s family can sue those believed to be liable.
Who Can File A Suit
In Ontario Law, only the spouse or blood relatives of the deceased can file suit. This includes the brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, and children of the person injured or killed by fault of another.
How To Seek Losses
The loss of a family member goes beyond the loss of the person you hold dear. It’s also likely that it can include the loss of financial support, future care, companionship, guidance and earning potential. A death can also generate expensive medical and funeral costs. Hiring one of our attorneys is the best way to seek compensation for your losses now and in the future. We will fight for your rights and get you the justice you deserve.
What Is Considered In A Wrongful Death Suit
No two wrongful death claims are ever the same. When it comes to proving the claim, the plaintiff has to prove that the defendant owed the victim a duty of care and that they failed in this duty, which resulted in the victim’s death. Cases of this nature are often complex, and only a lawyer has the experience to carefully examine the cause of death to create a strong case that will ensure you get the most compensation possible.
How To Be Prepared
The tragedy and devastation of this magnitude can lead to emotional and physical distress for family members for many years. So it’s important to know that wrongful death suits are likely to add more stress to the family. Our attorneys understand this burden and can help you plan the best possible action for you and your family. We can also assist you with seeking counseling to help you through this difficult experience.
If you have lost a loved one because of the negligence of another, call us at Zuber Brioux. You may be entitled to filing legal action against those who committed or contributed to the wrongful act. We are ready to fight for your rights!