If you are at our website because of the loss of a loved one then please accept our deepest condolences.
The death of a loved one is never easy. When you lose a family member or other loved one because of someone else’s negligence, however, it can be even more traumatizing. If someone you know has been the victim of a wrongful death accident, please contact us today to find out more about how we can help.
Understanding the Alberta Fatal Accidents Act
According to the Alberta Fatal Accidents Act, the family members of someone who has experienced a wrongful death are entitled to sue the at-fault party. The dependants of fatal accident victim are allowed to sue for financial damages. Parents and spouses of the victim can sue for up to 40 thousand dollars for bereavement and children can sue for up to 25 thousand dollars.
Wrongful death can occur as the result of any number of occurrences including accidents, injuries, or negligence. Because of this, family members are may be entitled to losses for bereavement (as mentioned above), funeral expenses, grief counseling, loss of income, and loss of financial and household support. One of our professional lawyers can help you determine which losses you are entitled to sue for. Family members may also be able to sue for additional damages from the at-fault party. This sort of lawsuit, however, is typically settled in negotiations and does not usually go to trial. In the case that it does go to trial, the court will decide what the financial responsibilities of the at-fault party are, if any.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death can occur as the result of a number of causes. Some of the most common causes include motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice or negligence.
Unfortunately, in Edmonton, car accidents occur all too frequently. These crashes can be even more troubling when they end in a wrongful death. Usually, car accidents that end in death occur because of speeding, distracted driving, or driving while under the influence. In this sort of accident, the victim can be anybody including a driver, passenger, or pedestrian.
Wrongful death can also occur because of a workplace accident. Though everyone spends a lot of time in their workplace, they can still hold unforeseen dangers. This is a complex area of the law. If you wish to file a claim for a workplace accident that resulted in a wrongful death, make sure to speak with us first. We can help you navigate this difficult topic.
Medical negligence and malpractice can also lead to wrongful death. This is another complicated region of the law. It requires the specialized knowledge of a seasoned lawyer.
Consult an Edmonton Wrongful Death Lawyer
Before you file a wrongful death claim about a loved one, be sure to call a trusted and compassionate personal injury lawyer in Edmonton. Our team of professional lawyers can assist you every step of the way during this difficult time. We will help you regain your financial security after this terrible accident. After all, this sort of situation is stressful enough; allow us to take a little bit of that stress away. Contact us today for more information.
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