Wrongful Death Lawyer
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When a person has been killed by the negligent act of another person, the surviving family members of the deceased person may be able to make a claim for damages. These damages can be non-monetary and monetary damages, such as:
- Loss of income the deceased would have provided for family
- Compensatory damages for loss of guidance, care and companionship
- Actual funeral expenses
In order to make a wrongful death claim, we have to prove that a person or corporation’s negligence caused death and that family members suffered damages as a result of this death. There are time limitations in regards to filing a wrongful death claim, so it is beneficial to begin the legal process as soon as possible.
If your family member has been killed by another in a negligent act, please contact us right away for your free consultation. We can help explain your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
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– The Team at Grosso Hooper Law
Our Winning Record
Smith v. Safranyos – Motor Vehicle Accident
A horrendous two car collision occurred in the City of Hamilton. A vehicle operated by Ms. Dawn Safranyos, carrying four children, failed to yield the right of way and was “T-boned” at highway speed by an approaching vehicle.
8 Million Dollar Win at the Supreme Court of Canada
After winning a groundbreaking negligence ruling and award of $8 million for our catastrophically injured client in court in Ontario, we were successful at the Ontario Court of Appeal and again at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Spinal Cord Injury – Muir v. City of Brantford
Our client was rendered a quadriplegic after losing control of his bike along the Grand River. The City was ultimately found to be negligent for failing to notice and address unraveling pavement and loose rocks in such a dangerous location on the trail.
In the News
Acquittal quashed over jury instructions – Homeowner who gunned down car thief to be tried anew
A Hamilton-area homeowner who gunned down a would-be car thief seconds after a driveway confrontation will have to stand trial again on second-degree murder, Ontario's top court ruled on Wednesday.
Ontario court rejects acquittal of Hamilton-area man found not guilty of 2nd-degree murder
Khill still faces an ongoing civil lawsuit in which Styres’ relatives are seeking more than $2 million in damages. Their lawyer, Rob Hooper, said on Wednesday that Khill has refused to be examined until the criminal case is resolved but the Appeal Court decision is what they were hoping for.
Family of Jon Styres suing Peter Khill for $2M
The spouse and two daughters of Jon Styres are suing Peter Khill, who admitted to shooting and killing Styres, for “loss of care” and “psychological damages” totalling more than $2 million.
Hamilton man acquitted in shooting death of Indigenous man now faces civil lawsuit
“The claim pleads both an intentional act and a negligent act,” Rob Hooper told The Canadian Press. “We will look at his testimony and decide how to proceed.”
Styres family suing shooter Khill for $2 million
The family of a slain Six Nations father of two is suing the man who shot him for more than $2 million as the fallout over the controversial criminal verdict continues. Hooper Law Offices in Hamilton is representing Hill and her daughters.
Family of Jon Styres suing man who killed him for $2M
The spouse and two daughters of Jon Styres are suing the man who shot and killed him for damages totalling more than $2 million, alleging Peter Khill shot the First Nations man twice as he "fled."
Personal Injury Legal Process
The legal process can take a long time, but Grosso Hooper Law will fight for you to move your case forward as quickly as possible and will keep you informed every step of the way.
Personal Injury Compensation
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Glossary of Legal Terms
This glossary helps provide definitions to some of the most common personal injury terms including items such as: Arbitration, Plaintiff and Liability.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit – Time Counts Resource
Don’t wait to contact us. Time is important following an accident or incident. There are critical time periods for reporting different types of accidents and incidents to the police, to your insurance company and to other parties.
We Fight for What’s Right for You and Your Client
Our legal team is dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people. If you have a client who needs help with benefits or compensation, you can be confident referring them to Grosso Hooper Law.
Don’t Face Your Injury Alone. We Fight For You.
When I went to Rob to help me out with my car accident, he became more of a friend. I was frustrated with therapy and on the verge of depression, and he totally made me feel comfortable. He made me feel really important, like I was top priority. Going through mediation he was very well prepared. I had complete confidence in him, and he made me feel confident in myself too. Above all, having had experiences with lawyers, I had a really good sense of his integrity. He’s very approachable with a good sense of humour. I’ve recommended him to my friends and family.
Rob was great. I initially had another lawyer who was totally unavailable and left me floundering. I fired that lawyer and met with Rob, and the difference was incredible. In the years that he handled my case, I couldn’t believe the availability – he came to my home in Dunnville if that was more convenient for me, he was really accommodating and sympathetic to my situation. I was so impressed with him that my girlfriend fired her lawyer and came to Rob too. She had a brain injury, so it was great to know she was safe and in good hands when I couldn’t be there. It’s rare to find a lawyer with that kind of honesty and integrity. He’s a good guy and he’ll fight for you all the way. I would recommend him to absolutely anyone. Choosing the right lawyer is the most important decision you can make. If you don’t like your lawyer, you have the right to switch – and you’ll never regret choosing Rob Hooper.
Rob was extremely helpful and definitely went the extra mile to help me out. Rob and his staff were very compassionate towards my situation and took the load off my shoulders. He helped me get through the whole case – it was my first mediation and with Rob it was really easy. The whole process from beginning to end was very smooth and very stress-free. I’ll definitely be using him again in the future. Thank you, Rob!
Thank you so much for all of your assistance over these past several months. You and Mr. Hooper have been such a great blessing to us. Thank you again!
I’d like to thank you, Mr. Robert Hooper, and everyone else at the Hooper Law Office for everything that has been done for me and to win my case. I feel relieved now that this long overdue case has now been settled and I can put this unfortunate accident behind me. Once again thank you for everything that has been done.
For a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers, please contact us today. We will answer your questions and help you understand what’s involved in the process. Consultations can be in person, by phone or by video call. Our office is in Hamilton Ontario and we provide services throughout Southern Ontario.
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