The loss of a loved one is one of the most traumatic experiences a one can go through. It is even worse when the death is brought about by the negligence or misconduct of an individual or company. In British Columbia, when a person dies because of negligence or misconduct, family members may be able to bring a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
A wrongful death claim is a civil claim for damages. These damages may include compensation for funeral expenses, loss of future income or even mental suffering. A wrongful death lawsuit may be brought by the spouse, domestic partner, child, or dependent parent of the wrongful death victim.
If you are a BC resident and believe that you may be entitled to compensation for wrongful death, contact Vancouver law firm, Scott Parks to discuss your options.