If someone you love lost their life because another party behaved negligently or wrongfully, the Family Law Act stipulates that you may qualify for wrongful death damages on your loved one’s behalf. These damages pay for the financial losses you have incurred on account of your loved one’s death, as well as for many noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering, and loss of love and guidance. If you qualify for compensation, a wrongful death lawyer serving Ottawa, Ontario, from Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help you collect it.
Preszler Injury Lawyers is a client-centered personal injury law firm with decades of combined experience fighting for the rights of injured victims in Ontario. We have a long track record of winning settlements for our clients, and we want to put our knowledge and resources to work for you. We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation, and our lawyers are eager to meet you and get to work for you.
To learn more about Preszler Injury Lawyers and how we may be able to help you pursue a wrongful death claim, call our office today at 1-800-JUSTICE.
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Wrongful Death Cases in Ottawa, Ontario
When someone we love dies because of another party’s negligence, it makes the grief even more painful, as we recognize that were it not for that other party, our loved one might have gotten the chance to live a full life. We might have gotten to spend it with them.
While money is no replacement for your loved one, it may provide well-deserved relief for both the economic and noneconomic losses that your loved one’s death has caused. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we have helped our clients hold liable those whose negligent or wrongful behaviour took their loved ones from them.
Wrongful death scenarios happen in countless ways. Examples of wrongful death cases we have handled for clients include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall
- Defective products
- Work injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Intentional violence
- Animal attacks
- And more
No matter how your loved one lost their life, we want to hear from you—whether it appears on the above list or not. A member of the Preszler Injury Lawyers team may be able to sit down with you, learn about your situation, and go over your various legal options with you. We try to prepare you for the things to expect in the days and weeks to come. Once you decide to move forward with us, we work on your claim right away, investigating, identifying the responsible party or parties, and gathering evidence.
For a free initial case evaluation with a member of our staff today, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.
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Building a Successful Wrongful Death Claim
A wrongful death claim is successful if it proves, with evidence, that four conditions are true. These conditions are as follows:
The Responsible Party or Parties Owed Your Loved One a Duty of Care
We first must show that the responsible party or parties owed your loved one a duty of care. This duty is often implied. For instance, drivers have a duty of care to look out for other motorists as well as pedestrians. Healthcare providers have a duty to meet or exceed professional standards when providing care to patients. Manufacturers must make their products safe and put them through quality control to ensure they do not pose a danger to users. Property owners and managers have a duty to their guests to keep their premises safe and free from hazardous conditions.
The Responsible Party Did Not Uphold Their Duty of Care
Next, we must demonstrate that the responsible party failed to uphold their duty of care. We may be able to make this case by showing evidence of negligent or wrongful behaviour. This behaviour might involve breaking a traffic law, manufacturing a shoddy or flawed product, allowing a dangerous condition to fester on one’s property, or providing substandard medical care.
This Failure Led to Your Loved One’s Death
Third, we have to draw a cause-and-effect relationship between the responsible party’s failure and your loved one’s death. We must make a convincing case that if the other party had shown your loved one the duty of care to which they were entitled, your loved one would most likely still be alive. Depending on the circumstances of your loved one’s death, there are many forms of evidence we may potentially use to make this connection strong.
You Incurred Damages Because of Your Loved One’s Death
Lastly, in order to win compensation, we must lay out the damages, both economic and noneconomic, that you have incurred as a direct result of your loved one’s death. These damages may include the following:
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs
- Loss of the deceased’s future income
- Loss of love, guidance, and companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Medical expenses (that accrued before your loved one lost their life)
- And more if you qualify
Call 1-800-JUSTICE Today for a Free Case Evaluation From a Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Ottawa
Preszler Injury Lawyers is ready to get to work on your wrongful death claim today. If you qualify for compensation for the loss of your loved one, our wrongful death lawyers serving Ottawa, Ontario, may be able to help you get it. We offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation and are eager to get started on your case right away. To speak with a member of our dedicated staff, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.