May 16, 2023, Kitchener, Ontario
Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer
Losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence or suffering a personal injury can be a traumatic and life-changing experience. In such cases, the law of Ontario allows for a wrongful death or personal injury claim to be filed against the responsible party. Personal Injury Lawyers are highly trained to help you navigate the legal system when this happens.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death refers to a death caused by the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of another person or entity. This can include medical malpractice, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, and more. In Ontario, the family members of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim to recover damages for the losses they have suffered, such as loss of income, funeral expenses, and emotional pain and suffering.
What is a Personal Injury?
A personal injury refers to any physical or psychological harm caused by the negligence or intentional actions of another person or entity. This can include slip and fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and more. Personal injury claims in Ontario allow for the injured person to recover compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
Why Do You Need an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer?
While filing a wrongful death or personal injury claim may seem straightforward, it is often complex and requires a thorough understanding of the law. This is where hiring a lawyer specialized in wrongful death and personal injury law can be crucial.
A lawyer can help you navigate the legal process, negotiate with insurance companies and other parties involved, and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your losses. They can also investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident and gather evidence to support your claim. Furthermore, they can represent you in court if the case goes to trial.
Why Choosing the right lawyer is important.
You want someone who has experience in wrongful death and personal injury law, understands the legal process, and has a track record of successful cases. They should also have the resources and support to handle your case effectively. A Deutschmann Law we have over 25 years of expertise helping clients.
It's important to note that in Ontario, there are strict time limits for filing a wrongful death or personal injury claim. The limitation period for a wrongful death claim is generally two years from the date of death, while the limitation period for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the incident. Failing to file within this time frame can result in losing the right to claim compensation.
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence or have suffered a personal injury, it's important to seek legal advice from a specialized lawyer. They can help you navigate the legal process, ensure that you receive fair compensation, and help you move forward from a difficult and traumatic experience. Remember to act quickly and file your claim within the limitation period to protect your legal rights. Call us today for your free initial consultation.