Compassionate Wrongful Death Lawyers
When a loved one is lost in a fatal accident caused by the negligence of others, family members are able to pursue a legal claim seeking compensation for their loss. While no amount of money can ever replace a lost family member, wrongful death claims are the remedy the law allows for those seeking justice during a difficult time.
Accidental Death Claims
At Hillier & Hillier, we take a hands-on approach to these complex cases, educating our clients about their rights and seeking all available compensation.
What Is Wrongful Death?
Any death that occurs due to the negligence of another could be considered a wrongful death. Many wrongful death claims are the result of reckless behaviour causing motor vehicle accidents, including those involving cars, trucks, motorcycles and pedestrians. Others occur as a result of dangerous or defective products.
When a wrongful death occurs, surviving family members, such as a spouse, children, parents and siblings, can make a claim for damages pursuant to the Family Law Act, such as:
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of service
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral and burial expenses