Experiencing the loss of a loved one is always distressing. The pain intensifies when the passing of a loved one is a result of the carelessness or negligence of another party. In addition to mourning the loss, there may be the added burden of financial strain due to funeral expenses and lost income. Zuber Brioux is here to help you navigate through this stressful time.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is a legal action seeking compensation for the loss of a loved one. As the surviving spouse or family member, you possess the right to seek damages as a form of compensation for your loss. This can help alleviate the financial challenges you are currently dealing with.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
Under Canadian Law, a wrongful death can have numerous causes, such as:
- Automobile Accidents
- Defective products
- Workplace Negligence
- Medical Malpractice
- Intentional Assault
- Pedestrian Accidents
Who Can Claim for Wrongful Death in Ontario?
When filing a wrongful death claim in Ontario, it’s important to show that you relied on the person who passed away. Make sure to start the process within two years of their death. After two years, the claim may not be accepted, unless you were a minor. If you are a minor, you can file the claim until two years after you become an adult. After that, you may lose the chance to make a claim.
Types of Compensation for Wrongful Death
You can receive compensation for:
- Loss of Income
- Medical Expenses
- Loss of Benefits due to Victim’s Death
- Funeral Expenses
- Loss of Care and Companionship
Wrongful death lawsuits are about helping families whose loved ones have passed away because someone else was careless, reckless, or did something on purpose. Although pursuing a claim won’t bring your loved one back, it can ease the financial problems caused by their loss and the pain you’re going through.
We’re here to support you during this tough time. We’ll work hard to get you the money you deserve. Talk to Paul Brioux or Tony Zuber to learn about your options for making a wrongful death claim for your loved one.