The unexpected death of a loved one is a traumatic experience. It’s especially devastating when that person was the head of the household, or responsible for a significant portion of the family’s finances. If your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence of another, a wrongful death claim may be filed to help compensate you for your loss.
At Stephens & Holman, our wrongful death lawyers understand the significance of losing a family member and how it can severely affect many aspects of your life. Wrongful death claims can be a complicated matter, that’s why it’s important to contact experienced lawyers who can help you during this difficult time.
Wrongful death claims can be complex, but there are basic factors that need to be determined for a successful case, including:
- The death was caused in whole or in part by the defendant
- The defendant is strictly liable or negligent in the victim’s death
- There are surviving family members of the deceased
- There is monetary loss associated with the death
While these are the main factors that determine if you have a wrongful death claim, there are many other aspects that need to be considered as well. In British Columbia, the Family Compensation Act was created to help surviving family members during this time of loss. This is designed to cover financial loss of a wrongful death but doesn’t take into account all those affected by the many different types of wrongful death. That’s where we can help.
If you’ve suffered a loss of a family member due to another’s carelessness and wish to learn more about your options, please contact the wrongful death lawyers at Stephens & Holman today at 604-730-4120. We proudly serve Vancouver and nearby areas of British Columbia. You can meet with us for a free, no-obligation consultation and pay us only after you collect.