The death of a close relative is always difficult, emotionally. But their loss can feel even more devastating if it was caused by the negligence of another person or organization.
Unfortunately, losing a loved one can also lead to financial losses. Costs associated with funeral expenses and grief counseling, in addition to potential losses of financial support, expected future income, and more can have a profound, adverse impact on bereaved relatives.
If someone else’s negligence was responsible for an accident in which your close relative was wrongfully killed, you may be entitled to compensation. While no amount of money will be able to fill the void created by your family member’s loss, by working with our Edmonton 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.
Motor vehicle operators, property occupiers, licensed professionals, medical practitioners, and other parties and entities throughout the province have legal obligations to mitigate the risk to human life by taking reasonable, preventative safety precautions. If someone fails to uphold the duty of care they are legally required to fulfill by engaging in wrongful actions (or inactions), their negligence could cost innocent, unsuspecting Edmonton residents their lives.
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:
For these close relatives of a wrongfully deceased accident victim, it can take a great deal of time to finally feel ready to begin thinking about taking legal action. Unfortunately, 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.
In the twenty-four short months after losing a close relative, grieving family members may be consumed by extreme emotions. Taking legal action to recover monetary compensation for their loved one’s death may feel like an impossible challenge, and one that is farthest from their minds.
Our compassionate, considerate wrongful death lawyers serving Edmonton handle all aspects of our clients’ claims so that they can focus on what is most important: coping with their grief, and devoting time to their emotional support systems. Our Edmonton 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 Edmonton, 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 Edmonton 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.
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