If you lost a loved one because of an accident caused by someone else’s negligent behaviour, you have our sympathies. You may be feeling added stress in this difficult time if the financial burden of paying for the funeral and any remaining medical expenses has fallen on you.
Accidents happen every day. And, unfortunately, many of those accidents are the result of negligent behaviour on behalf of one or more parties. If you are eligible, you may have the right to hold those people responsible.
The team at Preszler Injury Lawyers is here to help. If you are eligible, we may investigate the details of your case and pursue compensation to the fullest extent of your losses. For a free, no-risk initial consultation, call us today at 1-800-JUSTICE.
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Some Types of Wrongful Death Cases We See
There are many types of accidents that can result in the death of a loved one. Some of them include:
According to the Ontario Road Safety Annual Report, 578 people were killed in accidents on roadways in 2018, including vehicle drivers and passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and others.
Because bicycles have no frame, seat belt, or airbag to protect riders when an accident occurs, riders are particularly vulnerable during accidents. According to data compiled by Statistics Canada, there were almost 900 fatal bicycle accidents from 2006 to 2017, at an average of 74 per year.
Because of their enormous size and weight, accidents that involve trucks can be particularly catastrophic for other motorists and pedestrians. According to the Ontario Road Safety Annual Report, there were 93 fatalities in 2018 caused by collisions with large trucks.
Like bicyclists, motorcyclists are especially vulnerable during accidents because there is nothing to protect them from the full impact of the collision. And if the motorcyclists are not wearing protective gear, their injuries are especially severe. The Ontario Road Safety Annual Report shows that 57 motorcyclists were killed on roadways in the province in 2018.
If your healthcare practitioner makes a medical error or behaves negligently, you may have the right to hold them responsible for their behaviour. Even though healthcare practitioners go through years of schooling and training, mistakes can happen, such as medication errors, delayed diagnoses, misdiagnoses, anesthesia mistakes, or surgical errors.
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Damages You May Be Eligible to Recover After a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
While we cannot estimate the types of damages that you may be able to recover without first reviewing the details related to your case, some common types of damages that family members are able to recover after the loss of a loved one may include:
- Medical costs related to the accident that are left to the family to cover
- Lost wages from time off work caring for the deceased before their death
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of support and protection
- Loss of benefits and wages formerly provided by the deceased
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral and burial expenses
These are just a few possible examples of potentially recoverable damages. You may be entitled to these or others if you are eligible.
How the Statute of Limitations May Impact Your Claim
Ontario’s Limitations Act maintains a specific amount of time that you have to pursue compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit against another party or parties. While there are some exceptions, the statute of limitations generally allows families two years from the date of the victim’s death to pursue damages.
If you fail to file your lawsuit within this time, you may be unable to recover compensation. This would leave you paying out of pocket for any expenses related to your loved one’s passing.
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How a Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Brockville May Be Able to Help
We understand the pain you may be feeling after the death of a loved one. We are here to help. If you are eligible, we may investigate the details of your case and pursue compensation to the fullest extent of your family’s losses.
We may be able to help you in the following ways:
- Providing you 24/7 support, answering your questions and providing you with legal guidance
- Investigating the details of the accident to determine liability
- Gathering evidence like police reports, medical records, video surveillance, and eyewitness statements
- Gathering receipts, bills, and other documents that show the full extent of your financial losses
- Calculating the total value of your losses to help us determine the cost of a fair settlement
- Building a strong case in pursuit of compensation, if you are eligible
- Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
- Taking your case to trial if an agreeable settlement cannot be reached
You are not alone. If you are eligible, our team may help you navigate the complex claims process to pursue compensation for your injuries. There is no way of knowing how much you may be eligible to pursue before speaking with you and analyzing the facts of your case.
But time is of the essence. Memories fade over time, and the sooner we get started working on your case, the easier it may be to gather the evidence we need. For a free initial consultation, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE. We are ready to speak with you and fight to recover the justice your family deserves.
We handle cases on a contingency basis, which means we get paid nothing unless and until you win your case. There is no risk when enlisting our help.