Personal Injury - Wrongful Death, Peterborough
Losing someone you love is hard, but the pain from losing that person unexpectedly because of an accident caused by someone’s negligence can be even worse. Compensation for a wrongful death suit is intended to acknowledge and assist the grieving process over the loss of guidance, partnership and care. Compensation can also assist with your wage loss due to your grieving and can possibly include punitive damages against the person who caused the wrongful death. Compensation for these costs include:
- Funeral or burial costs
- Financial loss
- Loss of a caregiver
Proving a wrongful death suit requires proof of liability on the part of the person responsible for the death. Proving liability in these cases means proving that the responsible party showed negligence or deliberately caused the death. In other words, proving that their actions – or lack of – contributed directly to the fatal injury or death.
When filing a wrongful death suit, the plaintiff must be an immediate family member of the deceased. Immediate family members include: the spouse; the child or children or the deceased; the parents, grandparents or the siblings. In some cases, those family members might find some relief and closure in holding the negligent person responsible.We at Evans, Mitchell-Gill are here to help you with your wrongful death claim.
Contact our law firm today to assist and guide you through this process to help you achieve a successful outcome. The lawyers at Evans, Mitchell-Gill are knowledgeable, experienced, and have represented victims of Wrongful Death, Peterborough for over 40 years. Our trained professionals can guide you through the process and fight to get you a fair and just compensation for your injuries.