The wrongful death of a loved one is one of the most painful and traumatic events a person can experience. Sadly, the result of a motor vehicle collision is sometimes the death of a loved one. When such a tragedy occurs, a family member including a spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandparent and grandchild may bring a claim against the negligent party for damages under the Ontario Family Law Act.
The damages that you may claim for include:
Treatment such as grief counselling
Reimbursement for actual expenses reasonably incurred for the benefit of the deceased person
Travel expenses incurred in visiting the person during his or her treatment or recovery
Where, as a result of the injury, the claimant provides nursing, housekeeping or other services for the person, a reasonable allowance for loss of income or the value of the services
An amount to compensate for the loss of guidance, care and companionship that the claimant might reasonably have expected to receive from the person if the injury or death had not occurred
Compensation for the loss of your loved one’s financial support and household services financial contribution to family members of the person who died
The expected loss of services, care, and/or assistance which the person who died provided or was expected to have provided to their surviving family members
Expenses for care of surviving children
As there are applicable time restrictions within which to advance a wrongful death lawsuit, you should not delay in consulting a personal injury lawyer with expertise in wrongful death cases.
Each case is different and requires a careful assessment by a lawyer experienced in this area of law. Virk Personal Injury Law has the legal knowledge, skill and experience required to help you during this difficult time. We will answer your questions fully and honestly, offer expert analysis and a realistic assessment of your claim’s chances for success, and guide you through the legal process as smoothly and conveniently as possible.