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Kitchener Wrongful Death Lawyer


In Ontario, wrongful death is a fatality caused by the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another individual, business, or public entity.

In other words, wrongful death occurs when someone’s unlawful conduct causes the death of another person. Negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct is all unlawful conduct, and too often such actions result in someone’s wrongful death.

If you have recently suffered a wrongful death in your family, you should contact an experienced Kitchener wrongful death lawyer today. You may be entitled to financial compensation for financial losses you have incurred as a result of your loved one’s untimely death.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

A wrongful death civil suit is brought by certain members of the deceased’s family to seek financial compensation for the direct harm they suffered when their loved one dies. However, not every family member can sue for wrongful death compensation.

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The law specifies who among the deceased’s family can bring a suit, and prioritizes these family members. The Ontario Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.3 allows the following surviving family members to bring a wrongful death suit:

  • Spouse
  • Any child or children (if the child is a minor, the courts may appoint a guardian to represent the child’s interests and to secure the minor child’s financial future)
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Siblings

These lawsuits can be very complicated, so someone should be sure to contact a Kitchener wrongful death lawyer right away.

Potential Compensation

Kitchener personal injury lawyers can guide a person and their family through these complexities and can help them get the compensation they deserve. They may be entitled to compensation for the following:

  • Funeral/burial costs
  • Loss of household services
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of anticipated gifts/benefits
  • Loss of companionship, comfort, protection, love, care and society
  • Loss of a spouse’s intimate sexual relations
  • Loss of a parent’s guidance and training

Statute of Limitations

The law limits how long a surviving family member can wait before filing a wrongful death suit. This time limit is known as a statute of limitations.

Generally, surviving relatives must file a wrongful death suit within two years of the date of death. However, this filing deadline can change depending on who is suing for the wrongful death.

The deadline, if the deceased had children, and they are under the age of 18, will generally commence only when they turn 18 years of age. The statute of limitations is not flexible, so it is important to contact a Kitchener wrongful death lawyer right away.

Contacting a Kitchener Wrongful Death Lawyer

Call 1-888-608-2111 for available options or Book a Consultation

If you have suffered a death in the family, and believe someone negligent or reckless conduct caused that death, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation by calling 1-800-JUSTICE today.

 

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151 Eglinton Ave W,
Toronto, ON
M4R 1A6
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
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4145 N Service Rd
Burlington, ON
L7L 4X6
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2 County Ct Blvd #400,
Brampton, ON
L6W 3W8
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105 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON
L1N 1C4
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92 Caplan Ave #121,
Barrie, ON
L4N 0Z7
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380 Wellington St Tower B, 6th Floor,
London, ON
N6A 5B5
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2233 Argentia Rd Suite 302,
East Tower Mississauga, ON
L5N 6A6
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1 Hunter St E,
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3W1
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459 George St N,
Peterborough, ON
K9H 3R9
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22 Frederick Street,
Suite 700
Kitchener, ON N2H 6M6
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352 Elgin Street,
Ottawa ON
K2P 1M8
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10 Milner Business Ct #300,
Scarborough, ON
M1B 3C6
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