The emotional and financial loss of a loved one due to a wrongful death is devastating. There is no amount of compensation that can ease the grief and pain you experience. With the help of our Vancouver, BC wrongful death lawyers at Stephens & Holman, you can obtain compensatory and, possibly, punitive damages.
Punitive damages are awarded to the plaintiff in a wrongful death case if the defendant’s behavior was regarded as malicious, willful, or intentional. The plaintiff will receive all or most of the punitive damages awarded. The purpose of punitive damages is to compensate the plaintiff for pain and suffering and for the loss of the income of the victim.
You may be awarded punitive damages in a wrongful death case by a jury or a judge in order to:
1. Punish the defendant and discourage the continuation of similar behavior
2. To better compensate the plaintiff if the compensatory damages were deemed inadequate
To speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Vancouver, BC, please contact the law firm of Stephens & Holman today and schedule a free, no obligation consultation about your wrongful death case. We serve clients in Vancouver and all of British Columbia.