Wrongful Death Laws by Province

Toronto, Ontario Wrongful Death Lawyers

When an unexpected death occurs, the last thing survivors consider is the need for a lawyer. Under Canadian laws, each province governs claims involving Wrongful Death or fatal injury differently:

Ontario: A Wrongful Death claim must prove the death was due to negligence or deliberate action by another—and not the actions of the deceased. It must also prove the loss caused measurable damage to surviving parties. Additional details are available here.

Quebec: Two potential remedies for Wrongful Death include action by the heirs and direct action by other related or affected parties. In each case, any claim for damages must be successfully proven in a court of law. Additional details are available here.

British Columbia: A Wrongful Death claim must prove the death was due to negligence or deliberate action by another—and not the actions of the deceased. It must also prove the loss caused measurable damage to surviving parties. Additional details are available here.

Alberta: A Wrongful Death claim does not require survivors to prove grief. Compensation is automatic—and damages can be claimed without evidence. Claims can be made by parents, children, and spouses. Additional details are available here.

Nova Scotia: A Wrongful Death claim must prove the death was due to negligence or deliberate action by another—and not the actions of the deceased. Claims can be brought by parents, grandparents, children, and spouses. Additional details are available here.

Manitoba: A Wrongful Death claim requires the analysis of four distinct components. These include current legislation, the identity of the claimants, a quantum of awards, and the assessment of judicial principles. Additional details are available here.

Let Us Help Make It Right

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or carelessness of others, call the compassionate Toronto, Mississauga, and Hamilton Wrongful Death Lawyers at Cariati Law right away.

At Cariati Law, our lawyers are experienced in handling these types of claims. We’ll speak with you for free—and will fight to help you recover after a devastating and tragic loss. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis—meaning you pay nothing up front. We only get paid after you do. If there is no recovery, there is no lawyers fee.

Contact one of our Toronto, Ontario Wrongful Death Lawyers for help today. Call 905-629-8040 for a free case evaluation.

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