We Are Personal Injury Lawyers in Ottawa, Ontario
The loss of a family member, primarily through wrongful death, is devastating. Wrongful death can come about due to negligence or out of malice and cannot be healed over time. The death of a loved one will, in most cases, leave a big void in the life of a family – physically, emotionally, and financially.
Causes of a wrongful death:
Car accidents, including high-speed collisions
Negligence such as unsafe working conditions that cause fatal injuries or poisoning
Unsafe products that may lead to poisoning or fatal injuries
Intentional mistreatment leads to death
When Do You Need The Services Of a Wrongful Death Lawyer
Following a wrongful death, you and your family will be faced with expenses and losses. Some common expenses include funeral costs and settling the affairs of your loved one. Another challenge is the loss of income from a family member that was helping support the family. Finally, you have to deal with the long-term loss of love, companionships, and support.
Some of these expenses may be covered by insurance, depending on your policy. However, the insurance company may reject your claim based on a technicality after the death of a loved one. In other cases, the responsible party may refuse to take responsibility or provide compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one. That’s when you need a personal injury lawyer.
Contacting and retaining the services of a personal injury lawyer will help you know the compensation due and navigating the entire process of obtaining compensation. The responsible party may choose to fight to escape any legal liability for the death even when they are directly accountable. Failure to work with an experienced lawyer may leave you and your family without justice, compensation and closure.
Ottawa Accident Attorneys will assist in designing the best course of action, ensure that documents are correctly filled, and determine if the settlement offer is reasonable. We represent our clients in court and fight to get them justice and deserved compensation.
What Are the Steps to Take After a
It’s recommended that you take the following steps immediately after a wrongful death for the best possible outcomes.
Document the incident by collecting as much information as possible. Take pictures of the accident or incident scene, get the contact information of witnesses, and get a police report of the incident.
Document and preserve objects at the incident or those that may have caused death, such as an unsafe product.
Gather all medical documentation detailing the injury or incident leading to wrongful death, including medical bills and associated expenses.
Document the income or wages earned by the loved one before their death or medical treatment preceding death. Additionally, document how the loved one interacted with your family, including the companionship and emotional support they provided.
Detail how your family’s life has been impacted, including expenses incurred no matter how small they seem.
Why Choose Us After a Wrongful Death?
Ottawa Accident Attorneys will help you and your family after the wrongful death of a loved one. We have immensely experienced lawyers with wrongful death claims to help you and your loved ones navigate insurance and legal issues, determining where to go for compensation, and assist with overcoming your pain and suffering by pointing you to professional help.
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