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Kamloops Wrongful Death Lawyer

The shock of suddenly losing a family member is inevitable for most people. However, knowing that the death of your loved one was avoidable can be even harder to bear. Following a wrongful death, you have legal options to seek financial compensation through the Family Compensation Act. While money will never compensate you for the loss of a loved one, it can cover the significant final expenses related to your loved one’s passing.

Pursuing a claim through the Family Compensation Act is complicated. It is important that, when pursuing litigation, you do so with an experienced Kamloops wrongful death lawyer by your side. For guidance from an experienced personal injury law firm, contact us today.

Common causes of fatalities

There is no blueprint for a wrongful death accident. A death can occur in countless ways. They can occur while at work or while driving. No matter the circumstances, a wrongful death law firm can advise you on whether the passing of your loved one will result in a viable damages claim. Common causes include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Violent crime
  • Medical malpractice
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Defective products
  • Sports injuries
  • Trips or falls

Your lawyer can review the circumstances surrounding your family member’s death and advise you on the potential for recovering compensation. If they agree that another person was responsible, you could have a viable claim worth pursuing.

Time limit to file a wrongful death action

There are strict deadlines for filing any personal injury lawsuit in Kamloops, and a wrongful death case is no exception. The British Columbia Limitations Act sets out the deadline for the filing of a lawsuit. These deadlines vary from one type of case to another, but the consequences are always the same. Should a plaintiff file their lawsuit after the expiration of the limitations period, the court will dismiss the claim permanently. Even otherwise strong claims for recovery will be denied for lawsuits filed after the deadline expires.

In a wrongful death lawsuit, the deadline to file is two years from the date of death. A wrongful death lawyer from our firm will work diligently to ensure you meet every legal deadline in your case.

Speak with a Kamloops wrongful death lawyer right away

If you are dealing with the grief and sense of loss following the death of a loved one, you might have many legal questions regarding your rights. While it is never easy to discuss legal matters in a time of grief, it is important to protect your legal rights by avoiding any unnecessary delays.

If you have questions about how to get started with a wrongful death claim, our compassionate team can walk you through the entire process step by step. To discuss your case directly with a lawyer, do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation right away.


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