In the wake of a loved one’s tragic, unexpected, accidental death, close relatives of the deceased are often overwhelmed by grief. If the negligence of another party or entity robs people of their parents, children, spouses, siblings, grandparents, or grandchildren, coping with the emotional challenges that follow may be among the most difficult experiences of a person’s life.
In addition to the emotional and psychological impacts of losing a loved one, bereaved family members of wrongfully deceased relatives often incur significant financial losses. If a person sustains fatal injuries in an accident and must be hospitalized to undergo emergency treatments, their close family members may be forced to pay expensive costs related to their medical care. After their passing, relatives may incur the high costs of funeral and burial services.
Additionally, if bereaved family members relied on the accident victim for monetary support, after their death, they could sustain losses of future expected income. Furthermore, grieving relatives may sustain non-pecuniary damages that are difficult to quantify but have profound impacts on their overall qualities of life. These non-pecuniary damages may include loss of guidance and loss of companionship.
Family members of wrongfully deceased relatives often require time to process their emotions, grieve on their own terms, and undergo a period of mourning. In the immediate aftermath of a fatal accident, close relatives of the deceased accident victim may not think to pursue a civil claim against the negligent party whose wrongful actions led to their loved one’s death so that they can recover financial compensation for the financial losses they have incurred. Unfortunately, in this province, family members have only one year from their relative’s death in which to pursue a claim. Bereaved relatives who do not act within the short twelve-month period following their family member’s death could forfeit their only opportunity to recover financial compensation for their damages.
By working with our wrongful death lawyers serving Yarmouth, certain family members of wrongfully deceased accident victims may be able to recover damages they have incurred because of their close relative’s death. Eligible family members include:
Our Yarmouth wrongful death lawyers know how difficult it can be to begin legal proceedings so close to the date of your family member’s death. However, at Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that no one should be forced to incur substantial financial losses as the result of another person’s fatal errors.
To discuss the circumstances of your family member’s death and learn about legal options for financial recovery that may be available to you, schedule a free initial consultation with our wrongful death lawyers serving Yarmouth by calling Preszler Injury Lawyers.
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Grief is a singular process, unique to each individual experiencing it. Our Yarmouth wrongful death lawyers realize that, due to the province’s extremely short statute of limitations on wrongful death claims, family members are often forced to take legal action while still processing their loved one’s passing.
Our wrongful death lawyers serving Yarmouth offer all prospective clients a free initial consultation in which they can feel safe to discuss the loss they have experienced. To review your case with Preszler Injury Lawyers, call today to receive your free initial consultation with our Yarmouth wrongful death lawyers.