When the negligence of another person or entity robs family members of their loved ones and brings about their premature deaths, the pain can be unbearable. Suddenly losing a close relative in a violent, senseless, and preventable accident can be one of life’s greatest challenges. Losing a child, a spouse, a parent, a sibling, or a grandparent may cause Medicine Hat residents to suffer emotional turmoil, psychological distress, and financial losses.
Bereaved relatives are often required to pay expensive costs out of pocket as a result of their family member’s death. No one can prepare for a fatal accident, and many surviving family members of a wrongfully deceased person struggle to afford the high costs arising in the aftermath of their death.
If someone else’s negligence was responsible for an accident in which your close relative was wrongfully killed, by working with our Medicine Hat wrongful death lawyers to pursue a civil claim. 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.
The civil action must be brought by the executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate. However, by pursuing a wrongful death claim, the following relatives may be able to recover compensation for financial losses related to their loved one’s demise:
Everyone mourns in their own way, according to their personal needs and on their own timeline. Although there is no standard, universally-accepted length of time for how long it should take a family member to grieve for their relative, the province we live in has set a relatively short limitation on wrongful death claims.
In accordance with 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, taking legal action to recover monetary compensation for a loved one’s death may feel like an impossible challenge.
However, our wrongful death lawyers serving Medicine Hat handle all aspects of our clients’ claims so that they are not required to focus on legal matters at the height of their grief. Our Medicine Hat 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 Medicine Hat, 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 Medicine Hat 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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