Wrongful Death Claims – Vancouver BC Compensation Lawyer
A wrongful death can result from a car accident, dangerous product, assault, a dangerous premises.
Compensation for wrongful deaths in British Columbia is governed by the Family Compensation Act:
If the death of a person is caused by wrongful act, neglect or default, and the act, neglect or default is such as would, if death had not resulted, have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages for it, any person, partnership or corporation which would have been liable if death had not resulted is liable in an action for damages, despite the death of the person injured, and although the death has been caused under circumstances that amount in law to an indictable offence. s. 2. The action must be for the benefit of the spouse, parent or child of the person whose death has been caused, and must be brought by and in the name of the personal representative of the deceased. s. 3(1).
If a loved one has been killed in a BC auto accident or through the wrongful act of another, please consult a Vancouver injury lawyer.