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Toronto Fatality Claim Lawyers
If a fatal accident has taken the life of your loved one, you may be entitled to sue for damages in tort if you classify as a dependant under the Family Law Act. Pursuant to Section 61(1) of the Family Law Act, a spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, are entitled to recover damages resulting from the injury or death of a loved one if your loved one was injured or killed by the fault or neglect of another.
The damages recoverable in such a claim can include:
- Actual expenses incurred such as nursing, housekeeping, and traveling expenses when visiting the injured person during treatment.
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of income of family members
- Compensation for loss of guidance, care and companionship if the injury or death had not occurred.
These damages can be defined as pecuniary and non-pecuniary loss. Pecuniary losses are damages that can be quantified in monetary terms, such as funeral costs and income loss. Whereas non-pecuniary losses are damages that cannot be measured in monetary amounts, such as loss of guidance, care and companionship.
If you are a family member who is suffering from the loss of a loved one after a fatal accident, the lawyers at Blackacre Law can assist you during this difficult time with commencing a claim against the wrongdoer and getting you the compensation you deserve.