Losing a loved one is difficult, and it’s especially hard when the loss is due to someone else’s negligence or neglect. Whether it was in a car accident or due to medical malpractice, losing someone you love is never easy to deal with, and the added stress of knowing someone else is responsible can make the situation worse. The death of a loved one leads to more issues than just guilt and frustration. Your finances may have been put into disarray, and you may be expected to pick up the bill for many things, like medical expenses, funeral costs and other necessities.
According to the British Columbia Family Compensation Act, family members of those lost in a wrongful death case can file a lawsuit and claim. Most of the time, these claims are limited to the losses you’ve suffered financially. What that means is that you may be able to be compensated for the cost of your loved one’s death and funeral expenses, financial losses and medical expenses.
These fees add up, so even if you feel you don’t want to make a claim, it would pay you to at least cover the basics of what you’re owed for your loved one’s death. Whether you want compensation for lost wages alone or would like compensation for medical bills and financial losses from damages caused, you deserve to be heard.
It’s important to have someone on your team who will fight back if you’re offered a settlement that is too low or even to face an insurance agency that doesn’t want to pay out for the bills that have accrued. The legal process can be difficult. Our website has more information on how you can make a claim as easily as possible.