The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one not only causes emotional pain but added and unexpected financial challenges. There are funeral expenses and if the loved one was a wage earner there is sudden loss of income. Added to the shock and anguish they feel, surviving family members are often required to deal with indifferent insurance companies and problematic paperwork. When a loved one dies due to the willful or careless actions of another individual or entity, under the law, family members can make a claim for “wrongful death” benefits. Scott Furlong Ford Wrongful Death Lawyers help family members win the compensation they require and are legally entitled to.
Wrongful death benefit claims consider costs regarding:
- Funeral expenses and Burial
- Medical expenses
- Loss of support
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of present and future income
Nothing can replace your loved one or take away the painful experience. Wrongful death benefits help ease some of the financial or other challenges that are magnified by your loss.
Even though the family may be legally entitled to them, wrongful death benefits are not instantly granted. You must apply within a designated amount of time, in order to be eligible for compensation under the law. Wrongful death claims can be difficult to substantiate and expert legal guidance is critical. If you or someone you know has lost a loved one, and you have questions about insurance companies or forms or your eligibility for wrongful death benefits, please contact Scott Furlong Ford Wrongful Death Law Firm. We are glad to answer any questions you may have by phone or by email. Should a wrongful death claim be suitable, we will represent your family’s best interests with no charge payable, until your case has been won.
The Scott Furlong Ford personal injury lawyers service clients throughout the areas of Oshawa, Bowmanville, Whitby, Pickering and the greater Durham Region.