When people die under preventable circumstances due to another’s careless, recklessness or negligence, Canadian law recognizes this as “wrongful death”.
It’s a tragic event that leaves the family of the deceased feeling lost, confused and helpless. Mandeep S. Saggi and the Saggi Law Firm are here to help them find their way again.
Wrongful death claims are not about affixing a price tag to a human being’s life or necessarily even recouping damages supposedly equivalent to the unthinkable personal loss that loved ones have suffered. They’re about compensating the survivors for the deceased provided with the deceased’s age taken into account. An aged relative who provided child care services or even assisted with operating a family business leaves behind a greater economic void than a retired one who wasn’t really providing a financially significant service. Just the same, neither is equal to the loss incurred when a younger single parent is killed and leaves behind young children for whom the family must now provide.
Nothing a court could award will bring your loved one back or replace what’s now gone from your life. At the most, it will make sure that the dependents surviving are left provided-for, and the negligent entities responsible are left with a penalty that might encourage greater care and caution in the future.