Losing a close family member is never an easy process. Our loved ones are inextricably tied to our senses of identity. Losing a family is, in a way, just like losing a part of ourselves.
Recovering from such a devastating loss can take time. It could be months or even years before grieving family members feel prepared to move on with their lives. Per the province’s Limitations Act, bereaved family members who are entitled to take legal action have only two years from the date of their loved one’s death to pursue a wrongful death claim.
When people’s lives are suddenly, senselessly, and violently ended in preventable accidents caused by another party or entity’s negligence, no amount of money will be able to heal the emotional wounds inflicted upon their close relatives. However, close family members of wrongfully deceased individuals frequently incur substantial financial losses.
Grieving family members are often forced to pay expensive out-of-pocket costs related to funeral expenses and burial fees, as well as grief counseling, childcare expenses, and more. Additionally, bereaved relatives often incur future monetary losses related to their deceased family member’s anticipated future earnings.
If someone else’s negligence was responsible for an accident in which your close relative was wrongfully killed, you may be entitled to compensation. By working with our Canmore wrongful death lawyers to pursue a civil claim, you and your surviving relatives may be able to recover compensation for financial losses related to your loved one’s demise.
The province’s Fatal Accidents Act allows for only one civil action to be brought for the same subject. Therefore, if more than one family member decides to pursue a wrongful death claim, they must do so together.
While the action must be brought by the executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate, the following relatives could be eligible to participate in a wrongful death claim:
Family members mourning the loss of a close relative are often consumed by extreme emotions. Our wrongful death lawyers serving Canmore handle all aspects of our clients’ claims in a sensitive, compassionate manner. By doing so, we strive to provide bereaved family members with enough space to be able to devote time to one another and to themselves.
Our Canmore wrongful death lawyers are passionate about helping bereaved families get fair compensation and a satisfying sense of emotional closure. To learn more about working with our wrongful death lawyers serving Canmore, contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation.
Coping with the tragic loss of life can be an overwhelming emotional experience. To learn how our Canmore wrongful death lawyers may be able to handle all aspects of your family’s civil claim to help you get the compensation you are rightfully owed, call today and schedule your cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with Preszler Injury Lawyers.
Since 1959, Preszler Injury Lawyers has been helping Canadians pursue meaningful compensation from insurance providers.
To speak with a member of our legal team today, book a free consultation. Our phone lines are open 24/7 and the best part is, you don't pay anything unless you decide to hire us and we successfully recover compensation for you. Yes that's right - you don't pay unless we win!