There is perhaps no greater shock than the sudden loss of a family member. Every year in Ontario, hundreds of families experience the emotional devastation from a fatal accident that has robbed them of a loved one. The law cannot bring someone back, but a legal claim can result in support and financial stability as a family rebuilds.
The professionals at Gluckstein Lawyers are here to help. We are focused on restoring your family as much as possible, by providing compassionate support and effective advocacy. Together we can take legal steps that will help your family move forward after loss.
Legal Options Following Loss
Close family members of the deceased can claim compensation for their losses according to Section 61 of Ontario's Family Law Act. The law states that the injured person's spouse, siblings, children, grandchildren, parents and grandparents may be entitled to receive compensation. Every family is different, and the amount that can be claimed will depend on each family's situation. Many family members, however, can advance a successful claim for specific financial losses, such as the income that would have been brought in by the deceased but for his or her death, as well as damages for lost guidance, care and companionship of their loved one.
At Gluckstein Lawyers, we understand it may not be easy to discuss a recent and unexpected death. When we meet with you, we will make you feel comfortable and at ease so you can trust our practical, clear guidance and representation.
Contact Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers
To learn more about how we can help you, or to discuss a potential claim for wrongful death, call Toronto's Gluckstein Lawyers. It is free to call. Contact us at 416-408-4252 in Toronto, 905-228-6169 in the Niagara region or 1-866-308-7722 toll free. You can also contact us online.