The laws on fatality in British Columbia do not accord the same respect to those who lost their lives as to those who suffer neck pain.
There are no damages for pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life for those who died as a result of their injuries.
If the victim of wrongful is single and living alone, there may be no compensation other than his funeral expenses.
If the victim of wrongful death was supporting a family, members of his family are entitled to claim compensation for loss of financial support.
Even so, lawyers for the Defendant that killed the family’s breadwinner, will argue that full compensation should not be payable, because his widow will probably remarry, and his children will grow up and begin to support themselves.
Wage loss information, vocational and economic reports are required to establish full recovery in cases of wrongful death.