Losing a loved one is one of life’s greatest challenges. But this already-difficult process can be even harder to endure when your relative’s death was the result of someone else’s negligence.
Preventable accidents are among the province’s leading causes of traumatic deaths. When fatal accidents are the result of another party or entity’s failure to fulfill a duty of care, their lack of concern for another human’s physical safety could adversely impact the victim’s family members for the rest of their lives.
Bereaved mothers and fathers, wives and husbands, sisters and brothers, daughters and sons, grandchildren, and grandparents who have lost their loved one in a violent, senseless accident may experience a host of overwhelming emotions. Grieving relatives may never truly recover from the loss of a close family member. Instead, they may require time and space, as well as psychological counselling and other healthy coping mechanisms to learn to live with their loss. Grief is a singular process, and it is specific to the emotional needs of the people reeling from individual losses. There is no set timeline for how long it should take to mourn the loss of a close relative, and no standard to which bereaved family members can be held in this regard.
However, in the wake of the tragic loss of a family member, bereaved relatives have only a relatively short period of time in which to file a wrongful death claim. For many bereaved parents, spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren, and grandparents who wish to pursue a civil claim against the at-fault party whose negligence was responsible for the death of their loved one, the province’s two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims means they will either be required to begin legal action at the height of their grief or forfeit their only chance at recovering financial compensation for their losses.
While no amount of money can change the past or bring back a wrongfully deceased relative, by pursuing a wrongful death claim, eligible family members may be able to recover compensation for damages they have sustained as a direct result of their family member’s death. No one is truly prepared for how expensive the loss of a relative can be, and many bereaved relatives pay exorbitant costs out-of-pocket when their loved ones are cruelly ripped away from them. These costs are often related to medical expenses prior to their untimely death, funeral expenses, and burial fees. However, in many cases, bereaved family members also incur financial losses related to their relative’s lost future earnings anticipated over the course of their lifetime. Furthermore, family members who have lost a close relative may incur non-economic damages such as loss of guidance and loss of companionship.
Our wrongful death lawyers serving Quispamsis believe that no family member should suffer the indignity of paying for someone else’s fatal mistakes. If someone else’s negligence caused your close relative to lose their life, the at-fault party may be responsible for providing you financial compensation for costs you incurred as a result of your loved one’s untimely demise. By working with our Quispamsis wrongful death lawyers, eligible family members may be able to pursue a civil claim to recover compensation from the negligent party whose wrongful conduct caused them to suffer emotional and financial losses.
If your close relative was killed in an accident caused by another party or entity’s negligence, you only have a short time to act. To learn if you may be eligible to pursue a civil claim for damages, schedule a free initial consultation with our wrongful death lawyers serving Quispamsis by calling Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
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During a no-obligation, initial consultation with our wrongful death lawyers serving Quispamsis, grieving family members can discuss the circumstances of their case, ask important questions, and receive the benefit of our legal advice, all at no cost.
To review your case with our compassionate Quispamsis 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.