COVID-19 UPDATE  

Having a loved one die in a car crash is a particularly devastating event.

October 13, 2015, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

Wrongful death is defined as "a claim for non-economic damages for post-death loss of society and companionship and other claims relating to the death of a tort victim".

In real terms, wrongful death actions mean that the party who has lost their loved one can secure their financial future. In order to do this however, they must prove:

  • the death was caused by negligence of another person, or that the harm was intentionally committed
  • the surviving family members have suffered monetary damages due to the death

When this is proved the family is entitled to monetary damages for:

  • loss of the deceased income that contributed to the family
  • medical expenses
  • funeral expenses
  • loss of companionship
  • future costs for a home handyman

The wrongful death legal process is often confusing, complex and can be lengthy. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident and think you may have a wrongful death case please call us for a free consultation.

 

 

Posted under Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Spinal Cord Injury, Wrongful Death

View All Posts

About Deutschmann Law

Deutschmann Law serves South-Western Ontario with offices in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Woodstock, Brantford, Stratford and Ayr. The law practice of Robert Deutschmann focuses almost exclusively in personal injury and disability insurance matters. For more information, please visit www.deutschmannlaw.com or call us toll-free at 1-866-414-4878.

The opinions expressed here, while intended to provide useful information, should not be interpreted as legal recommendations or advice.

Practice Areas

  1. Car accidents
  2. Motorcycle accidents
  3. Automobile accident benefits
  4. Catastrophic injury
  5. Brain or Head injury
  6. Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
  7. Spinal cord injury
  8. Drunk driving accidents
  9. Concussion syndrome
  10. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  11. Business Interruption Insurance
  12. Birth Trauma Injury
  1. Wrongful death
  2. Bicycle accidents
  3. Disability insurance claims
  4. Slip and fall injury
  5. Fractures or broken bone injury
  6. Pedestrian accidents
  7. Chronic pain
  8. Truck accidents
  9. Amputation and disfigurement
  10. Fibromyalgia
  11. Nursing Home Fatality Claims

Personal Injury Blog

Jul 09, 2020
Cycling is equally safe in the winter and the summer!
Jul 07, 2020
Face Masks Now Required in ROW Indoor Public Spaces
Jul 02, 2020
Have you been hurt in a cycling accident? Did a car hit you or cause you to fall? You may be eligible for compensation.
Jun 30, 2020
81% of COVID-19 deaths in Canada were in long-term care – nearly double OECD average
Jun 25, 2020
Concepts of Legal Liability and Responsibility Have Not Adequately Kept Pace With Technological Advances
Jun 23, 2020
Ontario Government Agrees Drivers Should Get Auto Insurance Rebates According to Internal Memo

More Personal Injury Articles » 
Review our services

Connect with us

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Youtube Google