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Sometimes, the adjective “frivolous” seems like it was invented solely for use with the word “lawsuit”. Especially in the US, you hear about some patently preposterous case settlements—someone stubbing their toe in a Home Depot and winning a million, the peanut-butter companies having to label their jars with “May Contain Nuts”, or the woman who sued McDonalds after spilling coffee on herself. The problem with these nonsense cases, aside from their immorality, is that they lessen the credibility of real, deserved lawsuits. Wrongful death lawyers know there’s nothing frivolous about the suits they file.

 

What is a Wrongful Death Suit?

 

Wrongful death suits are those that allow certain family members the right to claim compensation (i.e. bereavement damages) from a wrongdoer after the death of their relative. The compensation is meant to account for grief and loss of companionship suffered by close family members. Wrongful death claims are the exclusive provenance of spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, and children of the deceased.

 

How Wrongful Death Suits Work

 

Wrongful death lawyers will do most of the hard work if you come to the unfortunate juncture of a wrongful death suit. However, they’ll also be happy to answer the questions you might have about the process. For instance, you probably don’t know that in Ontario and a few other provinces, the families must appear in court to “prove” their grief (whereas in other provinces there are statutes in place to guarantee compensation once fault has been established).

 

If you want to learn more, contact a Toronto personal injury lawyer for your free consultation today!

 

Source:

https://www.justice.alberta.ca/programs_services/law/Documents/FAA-Discussion-Paper-May-2012.pdf