If you are here because you’ve recently lost a loved one we are truly sorry and offer our deepest condolences.
Losing a child, partner, or loved one for any reason can be a stressful and emotional situation. Losing a family member due to another person’s negligence can be an even more traumatizing experience. Our firm is here to help make sure you get the compensation you deserve in the case of a wrongful death.
The Alberta Fatal Accidents Act
The Alberta Fatal Accidents Act allows the relatives of a fatal victim of an accident to sue to party at-fault for the wrongful death. Dependants of the victim that was wrongfully killed in an accident can sue for financial compensation. In fact, spouses and parents can sue for bereavement of up to forty thousand dollars, children may even be entitled up to twenty-five thousand dollars as well.
However, wrongful death can happen due to a number of factors, such as accidents, injuries, or negligent acts. Due to these actions, the family members of the victim are entitled to losses, including the funeral expenses, grief counseling, loss of financial and household support, bereavement, as well as loss of income.
Although most insurance companies can immediately tell people what they’re entitled to in the case of a wrongful death, sometimes it’s best to get a second opinion to see what you’re owed.
In the case of a wrongful death, the family members of the deceased are also allowed to sue the party at-fault for additional damages. Most of these lawsuits are settled between negotiations before the trial. But, if they are not, the court has the right to decide what financial responsibilities the at-fault party has for the wrongful death.
Types of Wrongful Death
There are a few different types of accidents that can result in wrongful death. Here are three of the most common ones.
- Motor Vehicle Accident
- Workplace Accident
- Medical Malpractice
Though car crashes are a fairly common occurrence, that does not make them any less devastating. Accidents are made even worse when they result in a wrongful death. Typically, these accidents involve speeding or driving under the influence. The victim of these accidents can be a driver, passenger, or a pedestrian.
Sometimes, an accident in the workplace can result in wrongful death. The workplace can hold all sorts of unforeseen dangers. If your loved one died as a result of a workplace accident, contact our Calgary wrongful death lawyers today. This is a complicated area of the law and it requires the assistance of a trustworthy and knowledgeable lawyer.
Wrongful death can also occur because of medical malpractice or nursing home abuse. These situations are also very complex and require specialized know-how from a talented lawyer.
Working With a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Calgary
The loss of a loved one is always difficult and it is made even worse when the death is caused by someone else’s negligence. Though money cannot begin to make for the loss you may be feeling, it can help by offering you more financial security and justice for the loss you have gone through.
If you wish to file a wrongful death claim, our personal injury lawyers in Calgary can help. We have the compassion and the legal experience to help you through this terrible situation and to obtain the damages you are due. We understand how stressful something like this can be for a family. Let us handle this aspect of the process for you. For a consultation, contact us today.
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