If someone you love lost their life in Brampton, Ontario, because of the negligence, wrongdoing, or incompetence of another party, you may be eligible to recover wrongful death damages for the loss of your loved one. These damages may include funeral and burial costs, loss of the deceased’s future income, pain and suffering, and much more. If you qualify for compensation, a wrongful death lawyer serving Brampton from Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help you get it.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we are a client-focused law firm that prioritizes honesty, transparency, and communication. For many years, we have been helping residents of Brampton and the surrounding areas fight for the compensation they are eligible to receive after losing loved ones due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. We want to put our experience and resources to work for you. Our team offers a free, initial case evaluation, and we are eager to meet you right away.
Our wrongful death lawyers can meet with you in Brampton for a free initial consultation. Call (416) 364-2000
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
All of us are going to die one day, but we like to believe that we and our loved ones will go on our own terms. Sadly, many deaths in Ontario and beyond are caused by the actions or inactions of another party, resulting in someone losing their life much sooner than expected. This kind of death may be especially hard on the loved ones of the deceased. Just knowing that were it not for someone else’s negligence, we might have had our loved ones around for decades longer is heartbreaking.
In a wrongful death situation, the dependants of the deceased have rights under the Family Law Act, and they often are eligible to compensate for both their economic and noneconomic losses. Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to investigate your situation and determine if you qualify for damages.
No matter how your loved one lost their life, we want to hear from you and determine how we may be able to help. Examples of wrongful or negligent actions that lead to wrongful death claims may include the following and much more:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Damaged or defective products
- Bad drugs
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Premises liability
- And possibly more
This list is far from exhaustive. Even if you are not sure if your loved one’s death was the fault of another person, Preszler Injury Lawyers would like the opportunity to investigate for ourselves. Our lawyers have helped many clients recover compensation even when they did not believe or were not sure they qualified.
To learn more about Preszler Injury Lawyers and how we may be able to help you file a wrongful death claim and recover compensation for the loss of your loved one if eligible, call a wrongful death lawyer serving Brampton today at 1-800-JUSTICE.
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How We Build a Wrongful Death Claim
For a wrongful death claim to be successful, it needs to prove a few conditions. Once we take your case, we begin investigating and gathering evidence. Our goal is to make all four of the following conditions as clear as possible.
The Responsible Party Owed Your Loved One a Duty of Care
First, we must show that a duty of care existed between the responsible party and your loved one. This duty is often implied. For instance, drivers have an implied duty of care to all other motorists and pedestrians. It requires them to operate their vehicles safely and defensively and take every possible precaution to avoid a collision. Similarly, a medical provider has a duty to anyone with whom they have a provider-patient relationship.
We first show evidence that the responsible party owed your loved one a duty of care. Then we move to the next step: proving they violated that duty.
The Responsible Party Did Not Uphold Their Duty of Care
Next, we show how the responsible party failed to uphold their duty of care. If it was a traffic accident, we may be able to show evidence that they violated a traffic law, drove while intoxicated, or were distracted (such as by a smartphone) at the time of the accident. If it was medical malpractice, we may be able to show that the provider’s behaviour did not meet the standards of their profession. In a slip-and-fall situation, we may present evidence of a hazardous condition on the property that should have been addressed by the owner or manager.
Your Loved One Lost Their Life Because of the Responsible Party’s Failure
Third, we must connect the responsible party’s failure to your loved one’s loss of life. That means we must show a clear cause-and-effect relationship. We may do this by presenting evidence that makes it clear that the responsible party’s negligence or wrongdoing was a cause or a contributing factor in your loved one’s death.
Your Wrongful Death Compensation in Brampton, Ontario
You may be eligible to recover several forms of compensation for the death of your loved one in Brampton. Preszler Injury Lawyers fight for both the economic and the noneconomic damages you deserve. Your settlement or award may include money for the following:
- Funeral costs
- Burial expenses
- Loss of the deceased’s future income
- Loss of love, guidance, and companionship
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Medical expenses (if your loved one received medical care before passing away)
- And more if you qualify
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Call Us for a Free, Initial Wrongful Death Case Evaluation
Preszler Injury Lawyers wants to hear from you today and learn how we may be able to help you recover compensation you are eligible to receive for your loved one’s loss of life in Brampton, Ontario. We offer a free, initial case evaluation and are eager to get started on your claim. To speak with a member of our team right away, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.