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Spouses, children, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters of wrongful death victims may be eligible to recover damages from the person(s) responsible. Wrongful death is a term used to describe a situation where a person is killed as a result of the negligence of another.
At Raphael Barristers, our lawyers will meet personally with each member of the family to learn as much as they can about what the loss of the family mean to the surviving family members.
In the case of motor vehicle accidents family members may be entitled to immediate death benefits and funeral expenses to assist in immediate expenses arising from their loss.
Claims are often available for the loss income and support as well as, loss of services normally provided by the deceased.
Family members may be entitled to make a claim under the Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F. 3, to recover their losses and damages, including out of pocket expenses reasonably incurred for the benefit of the deceased, a reasonable allowance for travelling expenses incurred during the deceased’s treatment or recovery, the provision of nursing, housekeeping and other service provided to the deceased, a reasonable allowance for loss of income or the value of the aforesaid service.
In addition, there may be a claim to compensate for the loss of guidance, care and companionship that family members might reasonably have expected to receive had the deceased not been killed.