If a member of your family has been seriously injured, you could be eligible for compensation. Ontario’s Family Law Act allows children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters of people injured or killed in accidents to recover damages.
Our lawyers for North York and Toronto can help you recover the costs of:
Many people are so focused on helping their injured family member that they do not realize they are also suffering from the accident, even if they are physically intact.
The time, money and emotional damage that you suffer may be considerable. Your injured family member may be the priority, but that does not mean that your needs are not important as well, or that the time and money you spend helping your injured family member should be simply discounted.
At Rooz Law, our lawyers can help you recover pecuniary or “special” damages (i.e., money) by helping you understand what you are eligible for, and helping you keep track of your expenses and receipts. Pecuniary damages can include obvious costs, such as train tickets, and more complicated things like the value of time spent on things you had to do for your injured family member.
We can also help you recover “non-pecuniary” or “general” damages, which have to do with emotional suffering and loss of companionship due to your family member’s injury or death.
These cannot be proven with receipts, but we can quantify them for an insurance company or judge. No amount of money can truly compensate you for the emotional suffering you experience, but through non-pecuniary damages, courts and insurance companies compensate family members through their grief in the only way they can.
If you have been injured in the Greater Toronto Area, contact Rooz Law at 416-229-6000. The sooner you call, the faster we can get you the compensation you deserve
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