If you experienced the unexpected death of an immediate family member because of someone else’s negligent actions, you may be eligible to pursue compensation through a Thunder Bay wrongful death action. Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help recover compensation for your injuries if you qualify.
Our team may be able to help you determine the value of your case and fight for the compensation you may qualify to recover. Call 1-800-JUSTICE now to discuss your case with a member of our team.
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Only Some Family Members Are Eligible for Wrongful Death Damages in Thunder Bay
Many types of Thunder Bay negligence accidents may cause the victim to pass away. This may happen immediately, or it could be days or weeks later. When a beloved member of the family dies, their surviving family members may face significant economic ramifications, from paying for an unexpected funeral to the loss of their income, and much more.
In addition to potentially recovering compensation if you qualify, this process may also allow you to hold the liable party accountable for their negligent actions.
Generally, only some immediate family members pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim. You may be eligible if your relationship to the victim includes:
- They were your husband or wife
- They were your parent, whether you are an adult or child
- You were their parent
- You were their grandparent
- They were your brother or sister
You may be eligible to pursue compensation following the Thunder Bay death of a loved one if there is evidence to show they passed away as a result of someone else’s negligence. To learn more about your rights and the steps for pursuing compensation in this type of case, call Preszler Injury Lawyers now at 1-800-JUSTICE.
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Preszler Injury Lawyers May Be Able to Help You Pursue Wrongful Death Compensation
A wrongful death lawyer from Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help you understand how Thunder Bay wrongful death cases work and explain whether you may be eligible to take a wrongful death legal action in your case.
If you are eligible and one of our lawyers pursues a wrongful death action on your behalf, several factors must be proven before it is possible to move forward with your case. This includes:
- The liable party caused or significantly contributed to the accident and your loved one’s death.
- The liable party acted recklessly, negligently, or carelessly and this led to the accident.
- You and/or qualified members of your family suffered damages as a result of your loved one’s unexpected death.
We may be able to help you collect the proof of these factors and build a case for pursuing compensation. If you are eligible to take legal action in a Thunder Bay wrongful death case, we are here to help you. Talk to a wrongful death serving Thunder Bay today by calling 1-800-JUSTICE.
Potentially Recoverable Damages in a Thunder Bay Wrongful Death Case
The compensation you may be eligible to recover following your loved one’s wrongful death is meant to help your family manage the financial losses related to the accident, in addition to recovering damages for other losses that are more difficult to put a price on. Some recoverable damages in a successful Thunder Bay wrongful death case may include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical expenses for the treatment your loved one received
- Loss of care, guidance, and companionship
- Loss of shared/future income, for spouses and minor children
- Loss of caregiving capacity
- Loss of household services
- Other damages if you are eligible
The compensation recoverable in this type of case may depend on the relationship the family member had with the deceased, as well as other factors. For example, an adult child who has their own career may not qualify for as much compensation as a young child who relied on their parent’s income.
Occasionally, punitive damages may be available in a Thunder Bay wrongful death case. It would be wise to consult with a wrongful death lawyer serving Thunder Bay if you think you may have a case. You may notice that there are no non-pecuniary general damages available to surviving family members, such as the pain and suffering damages that may be available to the victim of a negligence accident case.
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You May Have as Little as Two Years to Take Legal Action in a Thunder Bay Wrongful Death Case
Under Ontario’s Limitations Act, you generally have only two years to take legal action in a wrongful death case. This clock begins ticking the date your loved one passes away as a result of a Thunder Bay accident. There are additional factors that could extend or shorten the window to act. Reach out to us as soon as possible following your loved one’s death to learn more about how long you have to take legal action.
Wrongful death cases may require us to conduct a full investigation to attempt to gather evidence and prove you are eligible to take legal action. Only then may we try to put a value on the case for each qualifying family member. This process may take time, so we like to get started early when possible.
Discuss Your Case With a Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Thunder Bay
If your loved one passed away in an accident or because of another person’s negligent actions in Thunder Bay, you may qualify to pursue a wrongful death action. This may allow you to recover compensation for a range of damages you suffered.
Call Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE today to learn more about your options.