After losing a close family member in a tragic, unexpected, and preventable accident, bereaved relatives may require a substantial period of time in which to properly mourn their loss. The emotional toll of losing a close relative may weigh heavily on the hearts and minds of grieving family members. Grieving is a singular process, unique to every individual person who experiences a deeply felt loss. There is no set period of time, no standard for how long it may take a bereaved relative to grapple with their loved one’s senseless, violent death.
However, in this province, bereaved relatives who wish to pursue a civil claim against the negligent party or entity whose wrongful conduct led to their family member’s death have only one year following the date of their fatal accident in which to begin legal proceedings. For many grieving family members in Sydney, this may mean setting out on an emotionally challenging process at the height of their pain.
No amount of financial compensation can replace the loss of a close relative. But the family members of a wrongfully deceased accident victim often incur substantial financial losses as a result of their tragic passing. When someone else’s negligence causes family members to lose their close relatives, in addition to the emotional loss they are forced to endure, the financial losses they sustain can be significant. Few people are prepared to pay the high costs associated with the loss of a loved one, nor should they be forced to pay out of pocket for expenses incurred because of the fatal consequences of someone else’s negligence.
Our wrongful death lawyers serving Sydney have a history of providing essential support and legal assistance to grieving parents, children, spouses, siblings, grandchildren, and grandparents whose loved ones were taken away from them because of the wrongful conduct of another person. If your close relative was killed in an accident caused by another party’s negligent actions, inactions, errors, omissions, or wrongful behaviour, our Sydney wrongful death lawyers may be able to help you recover financial compensation.
Unlike other provinces that have longer statutes of limitations for wrongful death claims, grieving Sydney families have only one year in which to pursue civil action. By contacting our wrongful death lawyers serving Sydney 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
The twelve short months following your relative’s death may not seem like a sufficient period of time in which to properly grieve. However, if you do not act within this extremely narrow window of opportunity, you will forfeit your only chance to pursue financial compensation for the costs you have incurred as a result of your relative’s wrongful death.
Our Sydney wrongful death lawyers appreciate the delicate nature and emotionally charged circumstances of cases related to the death of a close relative. Our sensitive and compassionate wrongful death lawyers serving Sydney pride ourselves in treating bereaved clients like members of our own families. We have a history of passionately pursuing the compensation bereaved families are duly owed.
To learn how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help with your case, contact our Sydney wrongful death lawyers for a free initial consultation.
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There is only a short period of time in which to act following the tragic death of a loved one.
Our wrongful death lawyers serving Sydney offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients in order to best serve the needs of the local community.
To review the details of your case with our Sydney wrongful death lawyers and learn about options that may be available to you, schedule your cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with Preszler Injury Lawyers as soon as you feel able.