WHAT DOES FAMILY LAW HAVE TO DO WITH MY INJURY CLAIM?
We see parents, grandparents, children, spouses and siblings stretched to the max just trying to deal with their loved one's car crash or slip and fall injuries. Family Law Act claimants (close family members with a companion claim) struggle to help during the lawsuit and ultimately must continue to struggle for years after the case has ended.
But what is a Family Law Act claim and why does it matter to my family?
In Ontario, we have a law called the Family Law Act passed years ago by our Ontario Legislature. Under that Act, family members may claim for both financial loss as well as their loss of your care, guidance and companionship suffered as a result of your injury. This law gives your family a number of rights and an opportunity to claim money for those damages.
However, like most things in life, with those rights come responsibilities.
Read Martin Law Blog to learn more about your family's claims.