Wrongful Death Litigation & Claim Lawyer in Edmonton

The untimely loss of a family member is the worst nightmare a family can face. Although the grief and personal loss can never be replaced, there are some resources still at hand. When a fatal accident occurs, a family can approach the court for wrongful death claims. This helps them claim for funeral expenses, financial loss, grief counselling, loss of care, companionship and personal income compensation.

There’s Life Beyond Fatal Accidents

When your loved one is killed in an accident due to another person’s negligence, the remaining family members often have mixed feelings regarding monetary claim for death. Although considered irrelevant, the monetary compensation is the only way to fill the financial vacuum created by the death of a person. Canadian courts can compensate for a wrongful death. The value of the life of the deceased is recognized as per the at-fault person’s severity of negligence.

Damages provided for wrongful death cover both financial damages plus the loss of guidance, care and companionship. Families can face dire financial situation if the sole income bearer gets killed in an accident. The projected lifetime income is calculated and rightly compensated to the dependants of the deceased.

A wrongful death claim usually includes:

  • Death as a result of the negligent conduct of the other party;
  • Defendant is only and strictly liable for the wrongful death;
  • Deceased has left surviving parents, spouse, children,and / or dependants;
  • Victim’s death has caused monetary damages to the family

In a typical wrongful death court case, a claim can be made to obtain damages including:

  • Funeral expenses & other medical care – Immediate Expenses;
  • Future anticipated income of the victim until death or retirement;
  • Loss of various benefits as a resultant of the victim’s death;
  • Mental pain and suffering of the survivors;
  • Loss of inheritance;
  • Miscellaneous general damages;
  • Loss of love, care and companionship;
  • Punitive damages

How we Help

At Alberta Injury Lawyer, we have helped many people rise from their grief and claim compensation for wrongful death. The deadline for submitting the claim is short. It is generally seen that the insurer does not entertain the claim until proper application is submitted complete with all the documents. We help you complete all the necessary paperwork along with the evidence to support in the courtroom. Our experienced injury lawyers in Edmonton have the right experience, expertise and skills to resolve the case and deliver your entitled justice to you.

If you have lost a loved one and need to file wrongful death claim, consult our lawyer today.