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.
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