Wrongful Death Lawyer - Toronto Claims - Ontario
A Toronto wrongful death lawyer is usually involved in claiming a settlement as a result of a fatality caused by the misconduct of another person or a company ranging from an act of negligence or carelessness to an intentional criminal act and may include:
- medical malpractice
- accidents at work
- car and plane accidents
- liability for defective premises
- swimming, boating, scuba diving, jet skiing
- sports related accidents
The law defines who is entitled to compensation which usually includes the spouse and dependent children of an accident victim and may include the parents of a minor child. Some states extend the claimants to grandparents, legal dependants, or members of the extended family.
Experts & Specialists
The calculation of the settlement in fatal accident claims is complex and our Toronto wrongful death lawyers have substantial experience in preparing schedules of loss however they also call upon the services of experienced forensic accountants who use their knowledge and expertise to identify the contentious issues to prepare reasoned reports to assist in bringing and substantiating a claim.
Award of Damages
This type of lawsuit is different to other types of claim as there are two constituent parts to the claim. The first is the victim's own claim. This includes compensation for the physical and emotional pain, incapacity and distress that the victim suffered. This claim also includes damages for the victim's financial losses between the date of injury and the date of his or her death, together with the funeral expenses. The second part of the claim is that brought by the dependants of the victim for the loss of financial support. Whilst the law in most States operates under similar general principles, there are subtle differences upon which it will be necessary for you to take detailed advice from your attorney. The losses or damages that can be claimed may include;
- damages for pain and suffering to the deceased
- medical and funeral expenses associated with the death
- loss of future earnings until anticipated time of retirement or death
- loss of benefits including pension and medical insurance
- loss of future prospective inheritance
- pain and suffering and mental anguish caused to the survivors
- loss of care, protection, companionship to the survivors
- punitive damages
An accidental fatality is usually a catastrophic event altering the lives of the victims families forever. We'll ensure that you get a fair deal by sending your claim to an expert wrongful death lawyer who has a track record of many years successful verdicts and settlements. Your lawyer will deal with your legal claim using a contingency fee arrangement and if you don't succeed in receiving a settlement then your lawyer won't get paid
Toronto Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you would like to know if it is possible to claim a settlement, just call the legal helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices and a Toronto wrongful death lawyer will telephone you immediately with legal advice at no cost and with no further obligation.