The loss of a loved one or family member can be difficult to bear. When that loss comes from the actions or negligence of another, the law offers some recourse: you can sue the guilty party for the financial and emotional damages they have created. While no amount of money can make up for losing someone close to you, it can help prevent future financial hardship.
Attorneys from Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers know about the financial realities that tend to set in after a death in the family, and can help you when you have nowhere else to turn. To set up a free legal consultation with our wrongful death lawyers, call (855) 862-7258.
Damages in an Ontario Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The time you have to file a wrongful death suit in Ontario is short, and the consequences of not doing so could prove ruinous to your long-term financial health. When you lose a family member, you don't just lose a priceless emotional connection to someone you deeply loved. You also lose a person who helped make your life easier in multiple ways. Wrongful death lawsuits seek to compensate you financially for these losses.
Damages you can recover in a wrongful death claim include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of future earnings from the deceased
- Emotional pain and suffering from the survivors
- Loss of companionship, care, and guidance from the deceased
According to Ontario law, the blood relatives of the deceased are allowed to file a wrongful death claim. The Family Law Act allows the spouse, children, grandchildren, siblings, and parents to recover damages from a wrongful death lawsuit. The calculations that go into determining proper financial penalties are complex, and best done with an experienced lawyer on your side.
Wrongful Death in Hamilton, Stoney Creek, and Niagara Falls
Nobody wants to be locked in legal battles while they are grieving. Hiring an attorney allows you to focus on your family and your grief, and leaves the legal issues concerning your loved one’s death to a professional. Wrongful death lawyers at Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable, and will fight to protect your interests.
To set up a free initial legal consultation with Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers about your wrongful death case, contact us today at (855) 862-7258 or by filling out a form on this website. We serve clients in Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara Falls, Stoney Creek, and the southern part of Ontario.