Ottawa Wrongful Death Lawyers
The sudden, unexpected loss of a family member due to the fault of another person is always a tragic situation that can have lasting consequences. For families who want justice for their lost loved one or have lost a significant source of income, recovering compensation through civil litigation is often the best option.
If another person’s negligent or intentional actions led to your family member losing their life, you should discuss your options with an Ottawa wrongful death lawyer at our firm. Once retained, an experienced personal injury lawyer from our team will provide compassionate guidance in pursuing a Family Law Act claim to help you achieve a meaningful resolution on your loved one’s behalf.
Accidents that Commonly Lead to Unexpected Deaths
Our Ottawa lawyers have experience successfully litigating wrongful death claims that arise from a variety of occurrences. Some examples of Family Law Act claims that our legal team can help with include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
- Truck crashes
- Unsafe work environments
- Medical malpractice
- Bicycle crashes
- Defective product injuries
Who Can Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim in Ottawa?
While Family Law Act claims are similar to other kinds of civil lawsuits in many ways, several key differences are important to understand, including a restriction on eligible plaintiffs. In a typical tort claim, the injured plaintiff him or herself can file a lawsuit against liable parties. However, in cases where an accident causes someone to suffer an untimely passing, the right to file suit transfers to their immediate surviving family members and dependents, including:
Obtaining Compensation after a Loved One’s Untimely Passing
Another significant difference between standard civil lawsuits and Family Law Act claims in Ottawa is the specific losses a plaintiff can recover. In short, a wrongful death claim’s primary purpose is to help a decedent’s surviving family members maintain financial stability following the unexpected loss of their loved one. Therefore, recoverable damages revolve around losses suffered by those surviving parties rather than by the decedent before the death.
Damages that an Ottawa lawyer can help pursue through a wrongful death claim include:
- Loss of income the decedent would have provided in the future
- Expenses for medical care, travel, and other obligations taken on by surviving family members as a result of their loved one’s passing
- Reasonable funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of household and handyman services
- Loss of care, companionship, and guidance
Contact an Ottawa Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
The aftermath of a family member’s death can be a confusing and upsetting time. It is understandable if you are reluctant to add civil litigation or prolonged insurance negotiations to your worries at a time like this. That being said, pursuing the restitution you and your family deserve as soon as possible may be crucial in reducing the long-term impact this tragedy will have on you and your family.
Seeking fair compensation following your loved one’s death can be made simpler and less stressful with the help of a knowledgeable Ottawa wrongful death lawyer. Contact Nicholson Gluckstein Lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.
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