Wrongful Death Lawyers
Losing a loved one is one of the most emotionally painful and devastating situations a person can go through in life. The emotional damages are often amplified if the death was unexpected and caused by a freak accident due to someone else’s negligence. Situations likes these are typically legally classified as wrongful deaths. Although this may not be your biggest priority after the recent passing of a loved one, you should know that you may have some legal recourse to help you recover at least some of the wrongful death damages you’ve suffered.
When you’re ready, the experienced Mirian™ Law Firm wrongful death lawyers in Toronto and the GTA are prepared to discuss the details of your case.
What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action that’s brought forth by the family members and loved ones of a victim who suffered a fatal accident as a direct result of someone else’s negligence. At-fault parties can include individuals, a group of people, companies, or even government agencies.
Who Can Raise a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In Canada, a wrongful death lawsuit can be raised by anyone related to the victim. This includes family members, next of kin, spouses, close friends, dependents, life partners, and anyone else who has suffered tremendous emotional damages as a result of the person’s death.
Examples of Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death cases are often complex in nature. There are numerous mitigating factors that come into play and each case has its own unique set of circumstances that need to be considered in a court of law. Here are just a few common examples and causes of wrongful death lawsuit settlements and cases in Ontario:
- Physicians who engage in medical malpractice that leads to the death of a patient
- Poor city planning that results in dangerous driving conditions causing fatal accidents
- Manufacturing addictive and dangerous prescription or illegal drugs that lead to death
- Failing to maintain your property, causing serious injury to others as well as untimely death
- Manufacturing and distributing defective products that can cause death (i.e. faulty car parts, lead-laden toys, malfunctioning household items, etc.)
- Death caused by reckless, dangerous, or negligent driving of another motorist
The list goes on and on. Although wrongful death lawsuit settlements won’t bring your loved one back into your life, they can help alleviate a great deal of the financial burden you and your family may be experiencing during this emotional time.
How to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Once all of the dust has settled and you’re emotionally ready to take the next step, the reputable and experienced wrongful death lawyers at Mirian™ Law Firm can offer you sound legal council to move forward with your case. Whether you’re seeking a wrongful death car accident settlement for the loss of your loved one or any other type of legal resolution; we’re on your side when you need us. Contact us today to schedule a free case assessment.