The loss of a family member can have tragic implications for a family. When a person dies as a result of the wrongful act of another an action for damages can be pursued against that wrongdoer. Only one action may be brought against the wrongdoer in respect of the death and it must be brought on the behalf of the deceased’s dependent. The action may be brought by the personal representative of the deceased and can involve a claim for loss of dependency to include financial loss.

How I can make fatal injury claims?

It is very important that steps are taken immediately after an accident to ensure that the personal representative is properly advised regarding his/her right to claim compensation and to ensure that proceedings are instituted within the correct time allowed by the statute of limitations.