When a tragic accident caused by someone else’s negligence claims the life of a close relative, their family members can face unimaginable grief. Losing a loved one is always a difficult emotional experience, but it can be all the more devastating when their death was caused by someone else’s wrongful conduct.
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 Wood Buffalo 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 relatives of wrongfully deceased accident victims may require a significant amount of time before they feel ready to address the fatal consequences of a negligent party’s actions. Grief is a process. There is no set timeline for mourning, rather it is a unique emotional journey specific to each individual who has suffered a tragic loss.
However, if bereaved family members incurred damages as a result of their relative’s death and wish to pursue legal action to recover compensation from the at-fault party whose negligence caused their loved one’s deadly accident, they only have a short time in which to act. 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.
A wrongful death claim must be brought by the executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate. vThe 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. However, the following relatives could be eligible to participate in a wrongful death claim:
Coping with the tragic loss of life can be an overwhelming emotional experience. Our wrongful death lawyers serving Wood Buffalo handle all aspects of our clients’ claims in a compassionate, considerate manner.
Our Wood Buffalo wrongful death lawyers are committed to helping bereaved families get fair compensation and a satisfying sense of emotional closure. To learn more, contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation.
In order to remove financial barriers to accessing our legal services, in addition to offering all prospective clients a free initial consultation, our wrongful death lawyers serving Wood Buffalo work on a contingency-fee basis. That means you only pay if we win your case.
To learn how our Wood Buffalo 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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