Personal injury law encompasses quite a lot of different fields. Unfortunately, some of the accidents are going to be fatal. These are without a doubt the hardest cases to be dealt with and the ones which cause the most damage to the family and relatives. As hard as these types of personal injury cases can be, it’s important to set some things straight. There aren’t a lot of expenses that are claimable in a case of the kind but it’s also worth noting that these cases tend to get the highest compensations. It may sound a bit strange right now, but by the end of the article, you will quickly get it. Thus, without any further ado, let’s take a look at the damages that you can file for with the rights given to you by the Family Act of Ontario.
1. Loss of guidance, care, companionship and loss of income
This is why wrongful death cases are the highest paying ones. The amount of money which is awarded for these damages is significantly larger than all others. What is more, juries and judges are usually very inclined to rule on high amounts because of the severity of the case. Keep in mind that a wrongful death case involves a death being cause by the negligent behavior or a third party.
2. Medical care
If the death was not instant and it followed injuries, the deceased might have undergone extensive medical care. This means that he incurred losses throughout that time. Now that he’s deceased, the inheritors and his successors can claim those damages. The assumption is that they were made on behalf of the household and as such, they have to be recovered. Hospital bills will need to be cleared and if there are other medical expenses and those need to be taken care of as well.
3. Funeral costs
A lot of people tend to believe that funerals are not as expensive. Unfortunately, this is not true. The average funeral in Ontario can cost you up to $12,000. This is a significant amount of money for a household which has just lost a beloved family member and one who has been providing. With this in mind, the expenses have to be recovered. Keep in mind, though, that the provision specifically mentions reasonable expenses as the type of funeral that you choose might cost you hundreds of thousands.
In any case, the solutions which are regulated and provided for are rather fair. There are not a lot of expenses which are subjected to compensation but the ones who are will certainly guarantee a significant recovery of the household. What is more, they could be recurring. The example in this regard is with the damages for loss of income in the event in which the deceased was a providing member of the family. If there is a lawyer in your corner, it helps to get the desired compensation faster.