A wrongful death claim arises when a person dies as a result of the negligent actions of another. Wrongful death can also take place if a person intentionally tries to harm another, and these harmful actions result in the victim’s death. If you have a loved one who has died under either of these two circumstances, you most likely have a valid wrongful death case.
There are two important elements that must be present in order for you to win your wrongful death lawsuit. First, you must be able to prove that your loved one’s death was directly caused by the negligent actions of the accused. Second, you must prove that you have suffered monetary damages as a result of the death.
The courts will generally only recognize wrongful death lawsuits when they are filed by an immediate family member of the victim – in other words, the victim’s spouse or children. On rare occasions, the victim’s parents are able to file a wrongful death claim as well.
If you believe you have a valid wrongful death lawsuit, please contact our experienced wrongful death lawyers today to schedule a consultation. At Stephens & Holman, we have been helping Vancouver, British Columbia wrongful death victims receive compensation for their losses for the past 25 years and have the skills needed to help you win your case.