What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Case?

If a loved one dies as a result of the negligence of someone else, it can be a devastating experience both emotionally and financially. Although the last thing you may want to think about is recovering compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit, this compensation can help you and your family make it through the hard times without the extra stress of financial burdens.

Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers understand what you are going through, and will treat you with compassion and care through the entire process while fighting for your right to compensation. Call us at 905-522-9799 for your free legal consultation.

Wrongful Death Damages In Ontario

The death of a loved one can incur costs that only add to the stress and shock that you are no doubt going through. With an experienced wrongful death lawyer at your side, you can recover damages for:

  • Burial and funeral expenses
  • Loss of future income and benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship

Funeral expenses alone can be more expensive than you may think, and if your loved one who passed away was a provider for the family, that lost income can cause a huge blow to your financial stability. If your benefits such as health and dental care were also dependent on the deceased, you may lose your ability to get the healthcare you need.

Our personal injury lawyers can help you to obtain compensation for not only concrete expenses such as lost income and benefits, but also for emotional distress. Losing someone close to you causes great anguish, especially if the death could have been prevented had the other party not been negligent.

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations on wrongful death in Ontario, or how long you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit, is generally two years from the time of death if the deceased was over 18 years old. If under 18, the statute of limitations does not begin until the day they would have turned 18.

We understand wanting to wait to file a lawsuit, but lawsuits take time and it's generally better to contact a wrongful death lawyer sooner rather than later. Obtaining your settlement can bring you peace of mind regarding expenses, and can also bring a sense of closure and justice.

You are able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Ontario if the deceased was your:

  • Spouse
  • Child
  • Parent
  • Grandparent
  • Sibling

Our experienced lawyers will handle your case so that you can mourn in peace. Although no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, we will do our best to get you fair compensation so that you can support yourself and your family well into the future.

Schedule Your Free Legal Consultation

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, please call Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers at 905-522-9799 today for your free legal consultation. We serve clients in Hamilton, Brantford, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Niagara Falls, and other nearby areas of Ontario.

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