In BC, the Family Compensation Act provides that the dependents of a person who has died due to the negligence of another may recover financial losses. Regrettably, claims for pain and suffering are not permitted. However, the loss of a parent's love, guidance and affection is considered a financial loss.
When acting for the dependents of a deceased person, it is imperative to prove what the deceased person would have contributed to their dependents in terms of money or familial services had they survived. This type of analysis often involves complicated financial and accounting evidence in order to maximize the case for the victim's family. We have acted in many fatality cases, and we have the knowledge and experience to help families recover following a fatality. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to another person's negligence, please call us for a free consultation.