Ontario provincial law provides for families of victims killed in accidents caused by another party’s negligence to seek damages on varying grounds to compensate for their loved one’s death. To be completely clear, the underlying goal is not to affix a price tag to human life. It’s about ensuring that a death’s fallout doesn’t irrevocably alter the day-to-day lives of the people left behind to grieve.
A COST OF NEGLIGENCE
When carelessness goes unchecked, bystanders often suffer needlessly. In many instances, that suffering extends past even the individuals directly involved in a resulting accident. Truth be told, a Wrongful Death action can arise from a variety of Singh Barristers’ familiar areas of practice.
A texting driver swerves into an oncoming lane and kills a loving father of two and husband in a head-on collision. An improperly assembled amusement park ride causes a catastrophic accident that claims a family of four’s lives. A grandmother slips on the icy steps of a privately-owned building and suffers grave injuries in her tumble. Careless or substandard nursing home care allows a grandfather’s sudden and otherwise preventable deterioration of health. Unwitting or willful negligence can leave a number of associated parties to be held responsible for extensive ongoing trauma and hardships to the deceased survivors, giving rise to claims based on any of the following:
- Lost companionship, care and guidance from the deceased to family members
- Loss of the deceased’s financial support
- Lost services previously provided by the deceased to family members
- Funeral and burial expenses, as well as other out-of-pocket costs
- Family members’ lost income during the bereavement process
While there is an undercurrent of desire to hold irresponsible parties culpable for what their carelessness has cost the grieving and motivate them financially to be more aware in the future, the greatest purpose of Wrongful Death actions is to compensate those left behind for what’s now gone and irreplaceable. If you’ve recently lost a loved one due to clear negligence, contact Toronto’s Singh Barristers law office today. Our knowledgeable, experienced personal injury lawyers can help you in your efforts to prevent future tragedies and offset what you can never recoup following your loved one’s death.