After the wrongful death of a loved one, obtaining a lawyer for legal action may not be your highest priority but it is important to retain one. Death which results from another person's carelessness, negligence, recklessness or wrongdoing while operating a motor vehicle may be considered a wrongful death that is compensated financially. If the emotional trauma and physical loss of your loved one are the result of another person's wrongdoing or negligence, you may have a case we can help with.
Certain family members can claim compensation under the Family Compensation Act if a loved one is killed in a motor vehicle accident. The act limits this class of family members to:
The spouse of the deceased;
The children of the deceased;
The parents of the deceased; and
The grandparents of the deceased who have taken over the role of a deceased parent.
The Family Compensation Act limits the compensation damages to:
Loss of love, guidance and affection (for children of the deceased only);
The loss of services that would otherwise have been rendered by the deceased to the remaining family members;
The loss of financial support to the remaining family members as a result of the death;
Limited out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of a death (funeral and related expenses);
Loss of inheritance; and
Tax gross-up and management fees on a future loss award.
At Bronson Jones & Company LLP, we have a wrongful death lawyer in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster and Surrey that deals specifically with these types of motor vehicle accident cases. Our firm has an extensive history in recovering compensation for wrongful death victim family members. We have helped spouses, children, and even parents receive compensation to accommodate for the pain, suffering and financial loss which resulted from the death of a loved one. We can help you understand your legal rights, help you build a successful case and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us now at 1-855-852-5100 (24 hours).