Ottawa Wrongful Death Lawyers
The sudden and unexpected loss of a family member or loved one due to the negligence or misconduct of another person is devastating. Families dealing with the aftermath of such a loss may be comforted to know that there are legal measures available to them that may help them obtain financial compensation for the death of their loved one.
The compassionate and knowledgeable team at Tierney Stauffer LLP in Eastern Ontario and North Bay have helped families and loved ones with wrongful death claims for over 35 years. We provide clear, supportive guidance to help guide families through their time of greatest need.
Bringing a Wrongful Death Claim
A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit against a person, organization, company, or government agency who may legally be held liable for a death. Where a person is fatally injured due to the negligence of others, the family members of that victim can file a wrongful death suit against the negligent party pursuant to section 61 of the Family Law Act.
Under the Family Law Act, the deceased individual’s spouse, siblings, children, parents, grandparents, and/or grandchildren may be entitled to obtain compensation for the death of their loved one. While damages will vary from case to case, depending on the circumstances, they can include damages for specific financial losses (such as income that would have been earned by the deceased) in addition to damages for the loss of guidance, care, and companionship they would have other received from their deceased family member.
Situations that May Result in Wrongful or Accidental Death
There are various accidents and other incidents which can give rise to a wrongful death claim. Common situations include:
- A car accident,
- Medical malpractice;
- Medical misdiagnosis;
- Medical error;
- Surgical error;
- Hospital malpractice;
- An equipment failure at work;
- Product liability; or
- Violent assault.
If your family member or loved one has been fatally injured due to someone else’s actions or negligence, and you are contemplating filing a wrongful death claim, it is important to find a lawyer with the right experience to represent you.
At Tierney Stauffer LLP in Ottawa, we have the experience necessary to provide clients with outstanding legal guidance in the aftermath of a fatal accident resulting from negligence or error. Our lawyers have been providing compassion and skilled representation to clients in the traumatic aftermath of losing a loved one for over 35 years. They work to ensure each client receives the full compensation to which they are entitled.
Tierney Stauffer LLP: Serving Families of Fatally Injured Victims in Ottawa, North Bay & Eastern Ontario
The personal injury team at Tierney Stauffer LLP is committed to fighting for your rights to ensure that you receive the compensation you need and deserve for the loss of your family member or loved one. Call us at 1-888-799-8057 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with a member of our experienced team.