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.

Fatality cases cover a broad range of areas such as death resulting from a motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice, product liability, slip and fall accidents and negligence based claims.

If you are a family member who is suffering from the loss of a loved one after a fatal accident, the lawyers at Injury Disability Lawyers can assist you during this difficult time with commencing a claim against the wrongdoer and getting you the compensation you deserve.