An adult interdependent partner
Brothers and sisters
A child or children
Expenses for the care, travel, and accommodation incurred between injury and death.
Expenses for the funeral and disposal of the body.
Fees paid for grief counselling.
Bereavement of the spouse, adult interdependent partner, parents, and children.
Who Can Make a Claim?
Because this is not a personal injury claim, there are limitations on who can make a claim. Only the Personal Representative or Administrator of the deceased person’s estate may make a claim in court within a year. The Personal Representative or Administrator brings one action on behalf of all the deceased person’s family members. In other words, there can only be one court action for all the grieving family members, and this court action should be filed within one year of the deceased person’s death by the Personal Representative or Administrator. For this reason, it is recommended that you contact our office’s fatal accident lawyers immediately to start the process.
How Do You Know If the Death Was Wrongful?
If the death was caused by a wrongful act or the negligence of another, then you have a claim. If the deceased person was not at fault, was likely not at fault, or was mostly not at fault, then you may have a claim. You can ask, “If the deceased person lived, and was merely injured, would that person have a claim?” If the answer is “yes”, then there is a claim. If you are unsure if you have a claim, please contact our wrongful death lawyer today. Initial consultations for fatal accidents are free of charge.
How Can We Help?
Fatal accident cases are amongst the saddest cases our office has. No amount of payment can compensate for the loss of a close family member. Our lawyers at Hill and Hill Law Office want to help your family achieve fair compensation for the overwhelming situation that you are in. As mentioned above, specific time limits do exist with wrongful death and fatal accident claims. Our office has served thousands of people from Medicine Hat, Redcliff, Brooks, Dunmore and the surrounding area. If you would like to initiate your claim, please contact Hill and Hill Law Office now to start the process.
What If the Deceased Person Had a Large Life Insurance Policy?
A bereaving family member’s claim under the Fatal Accidents Act is wholly unrelated from a deceased person’s life insurance. For example, if a grieving spouse receives a large sum of money for insurance, that spouse can also recover compensation for the spouse’s wrongful death.