Losing a loved one due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another leaves the surviving family members with undescribed grief and emotional pain. Often times, the surviving family members are left without the financial support of the victim as well as the loss of his or her companionship.
You may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of a loved on if you are:
- A child or a stepchild whom the deceased loved one stood as the parent
- A parent, stepparent, or grandparent of the deceased
- A spouse of the deceased who was married to the deceased at the time of death or lived with the deceased in a marriage-like relationship for at least two years
The Vancouver, BC wrongful death lawyers at Stephens & Holman can help you recover compensation for the unexpected loss of a loved one in a wrongful death case if you are entitled to benefits. The family who lost a loved one are entitled to the following types of compensation that will be measured in a dollar amount:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Lost wages
- Lost financial support
- Lost support to include household support, childcare services, and moral support
The dollar amount assigned to each of these types of wrongful death compensation depends on the role of the loved one in the family. The dollar amount may be more for someone who was the head of a household and who was responsible for the well-being of dependents such as children, stepchildren, and spouses.
For help with your wrongful death case and to make sure you and your family get the compensation you deserve, please contact our wrongful death lawyers in Vancouver, BC.