Wrongful Death Claim Lawyers in Toronto
We understand that coping with the loss of a loved one is extremely difficult and is a major and traumatic life-changing event. The last thing you should do is deal with it alone.
Wrongful death occurs in situations where someone is killed due to the wrongdoing, negligence or recklessness of another. While most of these instances can occur in car accidents, there may be other events including medical malpractice, work-related events and product liability injuries that can lead to a wrongful death claim.
The law in Ontario offers protection and compensation to a deceased’s surviving spouse, siblings, children, grandchildren, parents and grandparents.
Most people don’t know the full extent of their rights to compensation in these circumstances and are often too submerged in their grievances to have the patience and will to exercise them. Significant non-expected costs such as funeral and burial costs may also arise causing a great degree of financial hardship and making the loss all the more challenging to deal with. At Grillo Barristers, we will help get you through these most difficult times and take care of all the legal claims you and your family are entitled to.
The law in Ontario provides relief for those suffering the loss of a family member under the Family Law Act, as well as the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (“SABS”). Compensation is available regardless of the fault of the deceased under the SABS and a civil tort claim under the Family Law Act(“FLA”) may be commenced as against an at-fault or negligent party that caused the death. The types of relief you may be entitled to can be pecuniary and non-pecuniary in nature. Pecuniary damages refer to compensation of monetary losses that are generally quantifiable, including a loss of potential income and reimbursement for healthcare and funeral expenditures. These can be claimed pursuant to the SABS as well as the FLA. Non-pecuniary damages are wholly covered under the FLA to compensate dependents for the loss of guidance, care and companionship.
At Grillo Barristers, we have over 30 years of experience litigating wrongful death claims. We will help you understand the law and fight on your behalf to help you recover the compensation that you deserve. Call Grillo Barristers at 416 – 614 – 6000 for a FREE consultation.
Remember, you will not pay any fees until your case is won or settled.