Squamish Wrongful Death Lawyer
The sudden loss of a household breadwinner can spell financial disaster for a family. Before filing for bankruptcy or selling the house, contact our Preszler team of Squamish wrongful death lawyers to see what we can do for you. Whether you’re sure the death occurred as a result of negligence, or you’re not sure what might have happened, it’s worth taking a closer look. We can’t undo the full extent of the damage done, but we can give you answers and help you recover money to cover some of your financial losses– so you can focus on your grief as you begin to rebuild your life.
What Can You Recover with A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
If your lawsuit is successful, a spouse or dependent child may receive compensation for:
- Medical bills that would have otherwise come out of the estate
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of companionship and guidance
- Loss of household services
- Loss of future wages and potential inheritance
In some cases, a parent, grandparent, stepparent, or estate representative may file suit. Before counting yourself out as a potential beneficiary, it is always wise to consult with a lawyer, especially considering initial consultations are always free.
What Type of Lawyer Do You Need to Investigate A Loved One’s Death?
Typically, we think of a personal injury lawyer as someone who assists with claims related to car accidents, surgical mishaps, slip and fall accidents, and worker’s compensation claims. These claims deal with the living, with people who have been egregiously harmed by the negligence or recklessness of another person.
A wrongful death lawyer is a special type of personal injury lawyer who has experience in dealing with the deceased and grieving family members. Issues that pertain to a fatal injury case include:
- What is needed to establish liability and prove the cause of death?
- How much did family members lose as the result of a loved one’s death?
- What are reasonable funeral and burial costs?
- How can we estimate futures losses like “loss of wages” or loss of guidance?
When Should You File for Wrongful Death?
Ideally, we’ll begin working on your wrongful death lawsuit immediately. This prompt response gives us the best access to the accident scene, medical records, police reports, and available evidence. British Columbia law allows up to two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Particularly in cases of medical malpractice or defective products, we can sometimes stretch these deadlines by arguing that the facts surrounding the case were only recently discovered.
Where To Find Squamish wrongful death lawyers
You can find an expert legal team at Preszler Law in Vancouver, less than an hour south on BC-99. We provide compassionate service in languages: English; Cantonese; Mandarin; Punjabi; Hindi; Farsi; and Urdu. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation and contingency-based representation, where you pay nothing upfront and only owe the standard legal fee percentage if and when you receive compensation through a settlement or court judgement.