Have you lost a loved one to an accident? If someone else’s negligence caused that accident and you are the parent, child, or spouse of the deceased, you have the grounds for wrongful deaths claim.
The Red Deer Injury Lawyers know we can’t replace your loved one.
We also know a death comes with a lot of extra expenses. If you relied in your loved one for income, that now needs to be replaced. If your loved one provided services like child care or housekeeping, those services have to be replaced. You have to pay for funeral expenses.
Then there’s your own psychological pain and suffering. You may need counseling or care to get over this devastating loss. You’ve also lost the companionship of this person who was so important to you.
Finally, the negligence of the guilty party may be so egregious that punitive damages may be appropriate.
Wrongful deaths claim can help you cover these expenses, but you won’t get this money automatically. The negligent party’s insurance company is responsible for paying, and they’re going to do everything in their power to avoid it. This may include attempting to blame your loved one for the accident. This holds true no matter what kind of accident your loved one died in, including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and defective product accidents.
It can be hard to listen to these large corporations try to impugn your loved one, but you’ll have the truth, and excellent advocates, on your side.
Note that you should gather all the claimants as there can only be one wrongful death case. Alberta law outlines specific amounts that each claimant can for certain types of awards. For example, children can receive a $49,000 bereavement award, and parents can receive a $82,000 bereavement claim. Despite this, wrongful deaths cases are never straightforward, and you will need a lawyer to help you.
Why Red Deer Injury Lawyer?
When you retain a Red Deer Injury lawyer you’re tapping into the lawyers who have dealt with hundreds of wrongful deaths cases. You’re tapping into caring professionals who will listen to your concerns and who will help you prevail in court.
You don’t have to put any money down to get help from us.
We work on contingency, which means we don’t get paid until you get paid. With our help, you’re likely to get up to ten times as much money as you would have gotten on your own, even after lawyers’ fees are accounted for. You’ll also get the support you need during this terrible time.
We’ll do our best to make the process run smoothly for you. We’ll answer all your questions and help you work through the next steps. All you have to do to get started is to call us to set an appointment. Just dial (403) 269-7777 to get started today. We can help you get the money it will take to get back on your feet now that your loved one has passed.