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Penticton Wrongful Death Lawyer

Our Preszler team of Penticton wrongful death lawyers has a long, proud history of advocating on behalf of surviving relatives. Our firm understands the emotional toll this takes on the entire extended family. While this is never easy, it is especially challenging to cope with an untimely death.

For a death to be “wrongful,” it must stem from the negligent, reckless, or intentional act of another person. Furthermore, this type of claim is a civil action that is independent of any criminal charges the defendant may face. In fact, it is not uncommon for a wrongful death claim to proceed at the same time as a criminal case.

A monetary award will never make up for the loss of your loved one. However, with the help of a personal injury lawyer, you could obtain not only monetary compensation but a measure of justice as well. To learn about your options, schedule a free consultation today.

The Family Compensation Act

The Family Compensation Act governs every wrongful death claim in British Columbia, and each province takes its own approach. Since 1846, this statute has outlined very specific guidelines. The rules regarding these claims are complex, making the guidance of a compassionate wrongful death law firm crucial.

British Columbia has placed some limitations on damages available through the act that would otherwise be available in a lawsuit for negligence. Despite a push to modernize the law, to date, these limitations remain in place. The Family Compensation Act prohibits a plaintiff from recovering certain times of damages– including compensation for the surviving family’s loss of companionship.

Common causes of wrongful death claims

A wrongful death claim in Penticton could arise from any negligent or intentional act. If another person caused the untimely death of your loved one, you could have a viable claim against them. Common factors in this type of claim can include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Airplane accidents
  • Drunk driving
  • Violent crime
  • Medical malpractice

Under any of these circumstances, you could benefit from discussing the unexpected loss of a loved one with a wrongful death lawyer. Contact us when you are ready to have that conversation.

Contact Penticton wrongful death lawyers

Our focus is always on our clients. Dealing with the unexpected death of a family member is difficult enough—and doesn’t need to be complicated by handling a wrongful death claim on your own. We can take the stress of pursuing your rights off your shoulders, which allows you to focus on healing.

If you believe you have a claim, contact us right away. At your free consultation, you can ask questions regarding your claim and learn more about the process.


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Vancouver, BC
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