Calgary Wrongful Death Lawyers

Nothing can prepare you for the death of a loved one. Losing a close relative in a traumatic accident caused by someone else’s negligence can be one of the greatest emotional challenges a person will be forced to encounter in their life.

There is no universally accepted time frame for grieving the loss of a relative. For many people, grief resulting from a loved one’s untimely death can last a lifetime. Instead of ever fully recovering from the loss, bereaved relatives are often required to learn how to live with their grief, and to rely on their support systems for help coming to terms with their loss.

Unfortunately, for those grieving family members who wish to seek closure and compensation by filing a civil claim, there is only a narrow window of time in which they are legally allowed to act. According to the Alberta Limitations Act, those who are entitled to pursue a civil claim have only two short years from the time of their family member’s passing to begin legal action. Oftentimes, that means working with Calgary wrongful death lawyers at the height of their grief.

Our wrongful death lawyers serving Calgary are committed to providing sensitive, compassionate legal services to the clients we represent, and to helping the families of wrongfully deceased accident victims get the justice they deserve. By working with our Calgary wrongful death lawyers, eligible relatives of fatal accident victims may be able to recover compensation for financial losses they have incurred (or will incur) as a result of their loved one’s demise. These financial losses might include:

  • Bereavement damages (amounts vary based on relationship to the deceased)
  • Loss of financial support
  • Loss of childcare support
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of expected earnings
  • Funeral expenses and burial costs
  • Grief counselling

According to the province’s Fatal Accidents Act, civil claims related to the wrongful death of a relative must be brought by the deceased party’s estate administrator or executor. All eligible family members who decide to pursue a wrongful death claim are required to bring the same action; there cannot be multiple claims related to the same person’s wrongful death.

The following relatives of wrongfully deceased accident victims should be entitled to pursue a civil claim against the party or entity whose negligence resulted in their family member’s death:

  • Spouses
  • Adult interdependent partners
  • Parents
  • Children
  • Siblings

Our wrongful death lawyers serving Calgary appreciate that no amount of money will be able to change the past or truly compensate a bereaved relative in the aftermath of their loved one’s passing. However, by working with our Calgary wrongful death lawyers, people who have lost loved ones in accidents resulting from someone else’s negligence may be able to recover much-needed compensation and emotional closure. To learn more about the ways in which our wrongful death lawyers serving Calgary may be able to assist you, contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation.

Call Today for a Free Initial Consultation

During a free initial consultation with our Calgary wrongful death lawyers, you will have the opportunity to review the circumstances of your loved one’s passing in a safe, compassionate setting, and to learn about options for financial compensation that might be available to you and your family members. Call today to receive a cost-free, no-obligation consultation with our wrongful death lawyers serving Calgary.

 
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