Wrongful Death Law in Quebec
There are two remedies in Quebec in regards to wrongful death claims:
Action by the Heirs: A claim may be brought about by the heirs of the deceased between the time of the incident and the time of death. All damages must be proven in a court of law. Compensation can include
A sum for temporary physical incapacity
Reimbursement of expenses
Indemnity for pain and suffering
Direct Action: A claim may be made by a person (directly related to the victim or indirectly related) who have suffered a significant loss from the victim’s death. In order to make a claim, substantial evidence must be provided. Damages can be claimed as moral or economic:
Moral damages attempt to compensate for solatium doloris, or compensation for grief and distress, can be made in the case of a wrongful death in Quebec. Evidence of damage must be proven when filing for a wrongful death claim.
Economic damages can include actual and potential financial losses.
To ensure you receive full and fair compensation in the loss of a loved one as a result of wrongful death, contact the experienced professionals at Cariati Law at 905-629-8040.