In Cape Breton, when family members experience the loss of a close relative at the hands of a negligent party or entity, they are not provided much time to consider their legal options. In the immediate aftermath of a tragic accident causing wrongful death, the bereaved family members of a deceased relative may, understandably, have much more weighing on their minds than financial compensation. However, when family members fail to act within the extremely short time frame mandated by the provincial government, they may forfeit their chances to recover compensation for their loss. 

The family members of deceased relatives often incur substantial financial losses because of their close relative’s death. Few people are prepared to pay the high costs associated with the loss of a loved one, especially when their death was sudden, violent, and preventable. 

When someone else’s negligence causes family members to lose their close relatives, the financial losses can be significant, but the emotional loss may be something from which a bereaved relative never truly overcomes. There is no standard for grieving, no widely-accepted time frame for those in mourning. However, the provincial government imposes a strict time limit on wrongful death claims. That means, if bereaved family members in Cape Breton wish to pursue a civil claim against the at-fault party whose negligence caused their loved one’s death in order to recover compensation for their resulting financial losses, they often need to take action at the height of their grief. 

Unlike other provinces that have longer statutes of limitations for wrongful death claims, grieving Cape Breton families have only one year in which to pursue civil action. In the twelve short months following the death of their close relative, bereaved family members may find it justifiably difficult to begin taking legal action against the negligent party whose wrongful conduct led to their family member’s death. However, if they do not act within this short time frame, relatives in mourning will forfeit their only chance to recover compensation for their damages. 

If your child, spouse, parent, sibling, or grandparent was killed in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our wrongful death lawyers serving Cape Breton may be able to provide you with useful legal assistance and compassionate advice. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we appreciate that no amount of money will be able to fill the void created by the loss of your loved one. However, our Cape Breton wrongful death lawyers believe that no one should be forced to pay expensive costs when their relative is killed by someone else’s wrongful conduct. 

With the assistance of our wrongful death lawyers serving Cape Breton, the following bereaved family members may be eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim against the negligent party whose wrongful actions or inactions led to their relative’s demise:

  • Mothers and fathers
  • Wives and husbands
  • Daughters and sons
  • Sisters and brothers
  • Grandmothers and grandfathers

By contacting our Cape Breton lawyers within a year of your relative’s passing, you may be able to pursue a civil claim for damages you incurred or will incur because of someone else’s negligence. These damages may include:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of guidance or companionship
  • Loss of future earnings anticipated over your loved one’s lifetime
  • Medical costs incurred prior to your loved one’s death
  • And possibly more, if eligible

Our wrongful death lawyers serving Cape Breton appreciate that losing a close relative in a senseless accident caused by another person’s wrongful behaviour can be one of life’s greatest challenges. Starting the process of pursuing legal action can be emotionally challenging. That is why our Cape Breton wrongful death lawyers approach each claim with sensitivity, compassion, and an earnest desire to see that justice is served. 

To learn how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help with your case, contact our wrongful death lawyers serving Cape Breton for a free initial consultation. 

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Given the narrow window of time in which bereaved relatives must act in order to pursue a civil claim, our Cape Breton wrongful death lawyers encourage grieving family members to contact us as soon as they feel able. Our wrongful death lawyers serving Cape Breton offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients, during which bereaved family members can receive the benefit of our free legal advice about their options. 

To review your case with our compassionate Cape Breton wrongful death lawyers and learn about options that may be available to you, book your free, initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers as soon as you feel able.


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