Our Sydney Wrongful Death Lawyers Are Here For You & Your Family
Losing a loved one is always difficult. It is made worse when it’s unexpected. But when the death of your loved one is caused by the actions or failures of another to do something they should have, feelings of resentment and anger take over. Funeral costs and estate arrangements follow interviews with the police. Don’t let weeks go by before you talk to NOVA Injury Law.
Our team of dedicated lawyers will get to work immediately; gathering, analyzing, and cataloging evidence on your behalf so that when you are ready to start the process of seeking compensation for your loss, so are we. No one’s life should suffer as a result of the actions of another.
Why NOVA Injury Law?
In Nova Scotia, the Fatal Injuries Act governs wrongful death claims in Nova Scotia. This law allows the family or dependents of a person who died due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful act to bring a lawsuit for compensation.
Under the law, the family members who are entitled to bring a claim include the deceased person’s spouse, children, parents, siblings, and anyone who was financially dependent on the deceased person at the time of their death.
To succeed in a wrongful death claim, you must prove that the defendant was negligent or committed a wrongful act that caused the death of the deceased person, and that you (the plaintiff) suffered damages as a result of the death. Damages can include compensation for loss of income, loss of companionship, and funeral expenses.
It’s important to note that there is a limitation period of two years from the date of the deceased person’s death to file a wrongful death claim in Sydney, and across Nova Scotia. Therefore, it’s important to seek the advice of an experienced lawyer as soon as possible if you believe you have a wrongful death claim.
What are Some Examples of Wrongful Death Accidents?
Wrongful deaths are not just caused by motor vehicle accidents. A range of fatal injuries can be considered as wrongful death cases, including:
- Medical malpractice resulting in death
- Hazardous environments
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals
- Accidents in the workplace, for example construction accidents
- Other vehicle accidents like boats, planes, motorcycles & ATVs
- Assault or other criminal activities
- Defective, faulty products
- Sporting accidents
- In some cases suicide (if caused by negligence by another party) may also be classified as a wrongful death
If you suspect you may have lost a loved one due to wrongful death do not hesitate to contact NOVA Injury Law for a Free Case Review. We will answer any questions you have and work with you to determine the best course of action.
What is the Process for Determining Whether You Have a Viable Claim?
NOVA Injury Law offers Free Case Reviews, giving Sydney sighters a chance to consult one of experienced injury lawyers for free. Our commitment to seeking specialist expert advice means that we start to build a compelling case right away. This gives you and us the advantage in future negotiations, as the respondent will see that our extensive preparation leaves no stone unturned.
First, we must establish that there is a legal basis to bring the claim. That your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence, recklessness or intentional act of another.
Second, we need to understand who will bring the claim on behalf of your loved one. In Nova Scotia, this is usually a family member. We will then assess the damages sustained to the person bringing the claim. These are likely to be lost income, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering costs.
Once we have these things we will determine the overall viability of the claim. If we decide we can, we file your wrongful death suit in court.
How NOVA Injury Law Maximizes the Settlement Sum Paid to Survivors of a Wrongful Death Claim
We take a meticulous approach to each stage of a wrongful death suit. First, our expert team of lawyers gather all relevant evidence related to the case, including medical records, police reports, and witness statements. This helps us demonstrate the defendant’s liability for the death.
Next we assess the damages you are entitled to recover including lost income, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering. This will help us to determine a maximized amount of compensation sum that we seek in settlement negotiations or at trial.
The amount of a wrongful death settlement can vary widely based on factors such as the deceased person’s age, income, and future earning potential, as well as the severity of the negligence or wrongdoing that caused their death.
Rest assured, we use our negotiation skills to outwit our opponents to maximize the amount payable – after all, you can’t put a cost on a life lost too soon.
Who Will Try to Prevent You from Seeking a Wrongful Death Payout?
Usually, the defendant or their insurance company will dispute liability and argue that your loved one was partially or fully at fault for their own death. In other cases, the defendant will look to discredit your case by saying there is insufficient evidence to support the claim of wrongful death.
Contact Our Sydney Wrongful Death Lawyers Today
Call NOVA Injury Law now to set up your Free Case Review. We can start to build a case file, so that if later we do pursue the matter and file in court – we will have a mountain of evidence ready to go.
We are considered to be a premier personal injury law firm in Sydney, Nova Scotia because we work hard with experts in all fields to establish cause – which is particularly important to wrongful death claims.
Our lawyers are a part of the community in Sydney, so we can work with professionals, community groups and volunteers all over the city to build your case and get you the support you need.
We understand that pursuing a wrongful death suit may be daunting, but if you truly believe that your loved one would be with you today, had it not been for another, then getting in touch with NOVA Injury Law is the best thing you can do.
Book in to get your Free Case Review, no-obligation consultation. Remember our contingency fee agreements mean you don’t pay a cent unless you get paid out.
For more information or to set up an initial consultation for a fatal injury or wrongful death case, you can reach us by calling 902-702-3042. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to support you. Ready to learn more about your wrongful death claim right now? Contact Jeff Mitchell at [email protected] now!