When a loved one loses their life because of someone else’s negligence the ripple effects that loss has on their surviving family members is devastating.
“Most people don’t know what to do or how it happened. The family is trying to grieve which makes it an especially difficult time to deal with the legal matters,” says Founder of Tarrabain Law, Senia Tarrabain.
“It’s important that the families of wrongful death victims contact a personal injury lawyer. We canvas all of the rights provided to them under Alberta Law.”
Elements Of A Wrongful Death Lawsuit:
- Negligence: The surviving family members must prove the death was caused by the wrongdoing or neglect of the defendant.
- Breach Of Duty: The defendant owed a duty to the deceased.
- Causation: It must be proven how the defendants negligence caused the death.
- Damages: The death of the victim must have generated quantifiable damages such as medical bills, pain, and suffering.
- Loss Of Dependency: Awarded to compensate a plaintiff when financial assistance was being provided by the deceased family member.
In Alberta, the law protects surviving dependents. A spouse, parent or child are entitled to make a claim against the parties who are at fault. At Tarrabain Law we apply years of experience to each case and work to bring some sense of closure where we can.
“It’s really your worst nightmare, in the blink of an eye your entire life changes,” says Tarrabain. “We will do everything within our power to help someone who has lost a loved one this way.” It is critical that you speak with an experienced personal injury attorney before agreeing to anything with an insurance company representative or third party. We are here to protect your best interests and advocate for a settlement that rightfully compensates you for your tragic loss. Reach out to us today for your complimentary assessment of your wrongful death claim. We know you are suffering, we are here to help.