Coping with the loss of a close family member can be one of life’s greatest challenges. Although death is a natural part of life, when our relatives are taken away from us in violent, avoidable, and senseless accidents, it is only normal to feel a host of negative emotions, including anger, shock, and outrage.
In the aftermath of a fatal accident, relatives of the deceased may be too consumed with grief to think about something comparatively paltry, like financial compensation. Indeed, no amount of money can replace a loved one, and no amount of money will make the violent circumstances of their deaths easier to bear.
However, the family members of a wrongfully deceased accident victim may find themselves incurring a number of expensive, unexpected costs as a result of their loved one’s accidental death. Losing a loved one can lead to substantial financial losses, including funeral expenses, grief counseling, and childcare costs, in addition to losses of financial support and expected future incomes.
By working with our Lethbridge 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:
When learning to cope with profound loss, time may pass in a haze. Grief is a singular and unique emotion that is felt differently by everyone who experiences it. Mourning can take time. 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.
Our compassionate, considerate wrongful death lawyers serving Lethbridge 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 Lethbridge 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 Lethbridge, 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 Lethbridge 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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