Losing a loved one is one of life’s greatest challenges. But this already-difficult process can be even harder to endure when your relative’s death was the result of someone else’s negligence.
Grieving relatives may never truly recover from the loss of a close family member. Instead, they may require time and space, as well as psychological counseling and other healthy coping mechanisms to learn to live with their loss.
No amount of money can change the past or bring back a wrongfully deceased relative. However, by pursuing a wrongful death claim, eligible family members may be able to recover compensation for damages they have sustained as a direct result of their family member’s 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:
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.
By working with our Lloydminster 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:
Grief is a singular process, and it is specific to the emotional needs of the people reeling from individual losses. There is no set timeline for how long it should take to mourn the loss of a close relative, and no standard to which bereaved family members can be held in this regard.
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 Lloydminster wrongful death lawyers at the height of their grief.
Our wrongful death lawyers serving Lloydminster may be able to help your family recover much-needed compensation and emotional closure. To learn more about the ways in which our wrongful death lawyers serving Lloydminster may be able to assist you, contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation.
During a free initial consultation with our Lloydminster 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 Lloydminster.
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