Wrongful Death & Family Compensation Claims

The passing of a loved one is incredibly difficult on their friends and family. If their death is the result of a fatal car accident, the pain experienced is compounded by an emotional and financial shock. In order to help mitigate some of the financial pressure that comes with a death in the family, ICBC will usually pay funeral expenses up to $2,500. They may also pay other death benefits under Part 7 – such as lump sum and/or weekly supplemental benefits – to surviving spouses, children or parents.

Furthermore, the accidental death of a spouse or parent may also entitle you to compensation under the Family Compensation Act. Under the Act, you may be compensated for the following:

  • Loss of love, guidance and companionship (usually restricted to children of the deceased)
  • Loss of financial support from the deceased family member
  • Loss of the deceased family member’s contribution to household services and child care
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and related expenses

Family death claims can be incredibly complicated and it may be hard to know what type of compensation you should be asking for. Therefore, it is important to speak with an experienced wrongful death lawyer. John Mickelson Law Corporation can help you acquire financial assistance and medical treatment. Our wrongful death lawyers have the experience needed to help you get properly compensated for the loss of a loved one. Call us at (604) 684-0040 for a free consultation in our Vancouver, Surrey or Abbotsford offices.

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