The Family Law Act in Ontario gives rise to a claim for damages by dependents of a loved one who is injured or killed as a result of someone else’s negligence, such as in a car accident, slip and fall, product liability claim, or other situation.
Who is Eligible?
Eligible recipients of these damages are spouses (including common law spouses), children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters of the injured person.
Examples of the types of damages that may be claimed are the following:
•Actual expenses reasonably incurred for the benefit of the person injured
•Actual funeral expenses reasonably incurred
•A reasonable allowance for expenses incurred while traveling to visit the person during treatment and recovery
•Value of the services that the claimant had to incur for the injured person for providing nursing, housekeeping, or any other treatment
•An amount to compensate for the loss of guidance, care, and companionship that the claimant might reasonably have expected to receive from the person if the injury or death would not have occurred
If you have been personally injured, urge your family members to track their expenses, travel time and the services they have provided to you.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will know how to advance those expenses and claims on behalf of your family. Contact Ottawa personal injury lawyers, Brenda and Richard of Auger Hollingsworth, for your free 1/2 hour consultation by calling 613 233-4529, emailing [email protected] or clicking here.