What is wrongful death litigation?

By Zayouna Law Firm

The loss of a loved one is devastating, and even more so when the circumstances are sudden and suspect. For your spouse, child, or parents to suffer because of another person’s negligence is unfathomable. The aftermath of lasting grief and trauma are only worsened by the added burden of lost income and financial ramifications.

No one deserves to suffer this fate — for families to be abandoned, dreams paralyzed, and quality of life drastically altered. Instead, you deserve answers, healing, and a viable means for rebuilding your life. Wrongful death litigation exists to provide you with these.

Zayouna Law Firm is committed to helping you seek justice and compensation for wrongful death. We will represent you in a wrongful death claim or lawsuit to help gain closure through support for the aftermath of a loved one’s loss — from funeral costs to critical long-term effects, such as loss of income, care, guidance, and companionship. In the process, we aim to help alleviate your pain and suffering from the sudden loss of a loved one.

What a Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Do for You

Nothing can bring back a loved one lost, but getting answers and justice against responsible parties can help carve a path towards healing. Whether you lost your spouse because of a drunk driver, child to drowning, or parent to medical malpractice, a wrongful death claim may bring comfort, helping you cope with the harrowing loss.

Wrongful Death Compensation

With a wrongful death claim, you can rebuild your life and preserve both the loving memory and financial legacy of a loved one lost too soon. It may be impossible to put a price on lasting grief, but wrongful death litigation can compensate you for the emotional and financial fallout of the loss of a loved one. A wrongful death suit addresses these losses:

  • Loss of care, guidance, and companionship
  • Loss of shared family income
  • Loss of caregiving capacity.

Compensation for these damages equips you with the necessary resources to cope with the sudden, traumatic death of a loved one and secure the rest of your family from financial ruin. In the face of immense grief caused by another party’s negligence, you should not have to endure financial strain.

Can I claim wrongful death?

You should not have to seek answers and justice on your own. In the face of a devastating loss, there can be comfort in knowing that you are supported and cared for by our experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate lawyers who specialize in wrongful death litigation.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim

As lawyers who specialize in wrongful death litigation, Zayouna Law Firm’s doors are open to grieving family members pursuing justice and restitution for the loss of their loved ones. In Ontario, wrongful death laws permit only family members to pursue legal claims. We help:

  • Spouses
  • Child or children, and if minors, may be supported by a court-appointed guardian to represent their interests and ensure their financial future is secured
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Grandparents, and other relatives.

These family members are the most impacted by the loss of life — spouses who are breadwinners, nurturing parents to young children, and all other loved ones. As survivors, you need support to navigate the emotional losses of care and companionship, and financial insecurity due to income losses.

What You Can Claim in a Wrongful Death Claim

With the right legal representation, you can be compensated for various financial obligations and the burden of financial insecurity. Secure your family’s future with these wrongful death payments:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses accrued prior to death
  • Loss of care, guidance, and companionship
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of caregiving capacity
  • Punitive damages in case of negligent or criminal behaviour leading to death.