Toronto Wrongful Death Lawyers

Wrongful Death

Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers in Toronto explains that wrongful death refers to the death of a person caused either by the intentional or unintentional negligent acts of another person. Wrongful death claims are civil not criminal which means you can sue for both economic and non-economic losses.

Losing a loved one in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another person is tragic.   Whether the death was the result of a car accident, a fall or otherwise the loss of a loved one in circumstances which could have been prevented is difficult to deal with and will change your life forever.

The sudden loss of a family member without warning or a chance to say goodbye, is devastating. The feelings of grief and shock can be overwhelming, making it seem impossible to know what to do next. A Toronto wrongful death lawyer can help you pick up the pieces in the aftermath of your loss. There is nothing a wrongful death lawyer in Toronto can do to bring back your loved one, but we can and we will make sure that you receive fair and full compensation.

Recent case results
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Why Should I Get a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Toronto?

In the aftermath of a wrongful death, it may be difficult to contemplate a future without your loved one in it. A lawyer in Toronto will be able to look at all of the factors involved in the wrongful death, and at all of the ways this loss will impact your life to help your family get the best settlement possible. In addition they can help you recover funeral costs and other out of pocket expenses. At Schiffmann Law we understand how overwhelming this can be.  Having a law firm that will support you through the process can make it much easier.

Common Accidents That Can Result in Wrongful Deaths
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Ontario?

According to The Ontario Family Law Act the following relations of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim, and are eligible to receive damages:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Siblings
What Damages Can You Receive in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

If you have lost a loved one, you may be able to make a claim against the person who caused your loved one’s death.  Family members are able to sue for loss of care, guidance and companionship that the deceased person would have provided had he or she not died.

What happens if the loved one who died was the breadwinner of the family?  If the loved one who has died was working at the time of their death and it can be shown that they would have continued to work you can make a claim to compensate you for the loss of a portion of this income.  This is called a “dependency” claim.  A dependency claim is calculated on the net income your loved one would have contributed to your family had they not died.

You can also claim funeral expenses as well as any expenses you have incurred as a result of the loss.  If  you were unable to work for a period of time for example, you could claim your lost wages. If the stress of the loss forces you to reduce your hours, or take a lower paying less stressful job you are entitled to compensation for that as well.

Each case is different and a Toronto wrongful death lawyer will make sure that you fully understand your rights and that you and your family are fully compensated.

No Fees Upfront When We Take Your Wrongful Death Case

Many people are hesitant to seek out the services of a lawyer in a wrongful death claim for fear of upfront fees, or billing by the hour. The lawyers at Schiffmann law will take your Toronto wrongful death case on a contingency fee basis. That means when we agree to work together you will only be charged if we win your case.

You have already lost so much, we want to see you get the money you deserve and we will put the full resources of our firm behind your case to make sure that you do. Then, and only then will our fees be deducted from your settlement.

Call us Today For Your Free no Obligation Consultation

If your loved one has been killed as a result of the negligence of another, we are here to help. Our experienced wrongful death attorneys will meet with you for a free no obligation consultation.

We know this is a difficult time for you and your family, finding the right Toronto law firm can ensure you don’t have to go through it alone. The team at Schiffmann Law will fight to recover financial compensation from the party responsible for your loss. Call us today at 416-780-1600 or 855-780-1600 for a free no obligation consultation.

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