In the aftermath of a tragic, fatal accident, close relatives of the wrongfully deceased accident victim are often overwhelmed with grief. The process of mourning is specific to every individual person; there is no set time limit on how long it should take.
In cases where the negligence of another party or entity caused the wrongful death of a loved one, bereaved family members may, understandably, require time and space to prioritize their emotional recovery. Financial compensation is often the last thing on the minds of family members in mourning.
That said, after a fatal accident takes the life of a close relative, family members may incur substantial financial losses. And, unfortunately, for those grieving relatives who wish to seek closure and compensation by pursuing a wrongful death 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 Red Deer wrongful death lawyers at the height of their grief.
By working with our wrongful death lawyers serving Red Deer, 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:
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.
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:
Our wrongful death lawyers serving Red Deer appreciate that no amount of money will be able to change the past or truly compensate a bereaved relative in the aftermath of their loved one’s passing. However, by working with our Red Deer wrongful death lawyers, people who have lost loved ones in accidents resulting from someone else’s negligence may be able to recover much-needed compensation and emotional closure. To learn more about the ways in which our wrongful death lawyers serving Red Deer may be able to assist you, contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation.
During a free initial consultation with our Red Deer 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 Red Deer.
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