Personal Injury Law
Transport Canada notes that in 2017, there were 1,841 deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents. If your spouse, parent or child has died as a result of the negligence of another person or establishment, you may be able to claim damages under the Family Law Act for wrongful death. Also, in personal injury actions, where negligence results in the death of a loved one, the Trustee or representative of the Estate may bring an action on behalf of the deceased’s estate.
In situations such as this, damages to compensate the deceased for pain and suffering are often awarded. In awarding these damages, the intention is to compensate the person for physical and mental suffering and for loss of enjoyment of life caused by the Defendant’s act or omission, such as pain and suffering, loss of income by the deceased through their Estate, care costs, or out-of-pocket expenses. The estate of the deceased may be entitled to compensation for the person’s pain and suffering and lost wages, and dependents may have claims for economic loss and emotional loss.
If you have lost a loved one because of the negligence of another person or establishment, we have lawyers that can help assist you with your legal rights. You need to protect yourself and loved ones financially.