How to File a Wrongful Death Claim


Losing a loved one is an incredibly painful experience. In unexpected situations where a death results from someone else’s negligence, the combination of emotional and looming financial burdens can be so stressful that it feels overwhelming.  At McNally Gervan LLP, we understand these challenges. Helping individuals and families cope and recover, despite tragic circumstances, is a core part of our mission; we are dedicated to helping families navigate the legal processes involved with a wrongful death case to seek justice and compensation. As such, we have created this guide on how to file a wrongful death claim in Ontario to help [...]

How to File a Wrongful Death Claim2024-06-27T15:15:16-04:00

How Much Can You Sue for Wrongful Death?


Imagine your husband driving home after a long shift at work. After waiting for the change of a traffic light, only a few kilometers away, your husband starts to slowly turn on to the final stretch home–when he is struck by a speeding vehicle in the intersection.  The other driver was texting at the wheel and driving at excessive speed, which is why he did not see the red light and was unable to avoid the collision with your husband’s vehicle. Your husband is severely injured. Despite the best efforts of the first responders who rushed him to the hospital, he [...]

How Much Can You Sue for Wrongful Death?2024-06-06T15:36:10-04:00

The Aftermath of Losing a Loved One


Every person matters to many people. Now, our laws finally reflect this long-acknowledged fact. As a family member, you can sue for the death or injuries caused to your loved ones. Although the compensation received often does not match what is justified, that trend has begun to change in recent years. Here at McNally Gervan Personal Injury Lawyers of Ottawa, we have secured compensation over the years for hundreds of people who have lost loved ones to negligence and accidents. Eligibility to Submit a Claim Family members who are parents, children, spouses, siblings and grandchildren of their deceased loved one may [...]

The Aftermath of Losing a Loved One2023-09-29T17:57:50-04:00

Wrongful Death and Family Member Claims


Wrongful deaths are deaths caused by negligence or, in rare cases, intentionally. They are always tragic and are almost always avoidable. The most common causes of accidental wrongful deaths are:  Ottawa Car accident or motorcycle accidents Snowmobile or boating accidents Swimming and diving accidents  Medical malpractice  Claims of wrongful death enable families to receive compensation for losses (both financial and non-financial) incurred due to the passing of their loved one(s). In wrongful-death situations, the deceased's family members can bring a wrongful death claim against the company or individual whose inattention caused or contributed to the premature death. Under Ontario's Family Law [...]

Wrongful Death and Family Member Claims2023-09-29T18:27:47-04:00


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