You had an accident not at your fault that causes you injury and financial loss? HTW Law can help. Whether you are dealing with pain and suffering caused by another party’s negligence, or you lost your loved one due to another party’s fault, HTW Law can be of assistance.
HTW Law takes a personalized approach as each client is important and each case is unique. HTW Law works diligently and effective to make sure you and your family get the compensation and justice you deserve.
HTW Law will take care of the paperwork with the insurance companies, and will negotiate on your behalf for a settlement that is most beneficial to you. But sometimes, action speaks louder than words. In those situation, HTW law will take the case to court and fight for your best interest.
Please note that if personal injury, such as an automobile accident, leads to death, additional recovery under the theory of wrongful death will become available to you.
The loss of a loved one or family member is unbearable. No one should have to suffer that ordeal from the negligence of another. You deserve justice and retribution to the to the greatest extent permitted by law. In Ontario, the blood relatives of the deceased are entitled to file a wrongful death claim. Section 61 of the Family Law Act, allows the spouse, children, grandchildren, siblings, and parents to recover damages from a wrongful death lawsuit.
Be noted that in general there’s statutory limitation of 2 years to file an action to Court or you’ll be statutory bar from doing so.
A Wrongful Death action allows you to recover:
Funeral and burial expenses - The cost of a funeral and burial service in Ontario is not cheap, and can be higher than you would ever expect. A wrongful death action allows you to cover these expenses.
Loss of future earnings from the deceased - If the deceased was the breadwinner for you and your family, a wrongful death action allows you to recover the lost earnings that they would have earned in their lifetime from the deceased.
Loss of fringe benefits - If the deceased had been the reasons that you and your family had medical, dental, and other benefits, a wrongful death action allows you to recover that as well.
Emotional pain and suffering, Loss of companionship, care, and guidance from the deceased suffered by you and your family because of the death caused by the negligence of another are available as well and will be incorporated into the wrongful death action.
If you lose a loved one due to the negligence of another, don’t wait too long or you may be statutory bar from bring the action.
HTW Law can help. Call us now at 647-849-6582 or send us a message if you have some legal questions / inquiries or want to schedule an appointment with HTW Law.