Surrey Wrongful Death Lawyer
Our Preszler team of Surrey wrongful death lawyers is the one free phone call you’ll want to make following the unexpected death of your loved one. The pain of living without a family member is one of life’s greatest sorrows. Allow yourself time and space to grieve. Contact a personal injury lawyer from our firm to investigate the circumstances, identify issues of liability, and pursue your claim to financial compensation for your losses. All too often, a primary breadwinner’s sudden, tragic death leads to not only shock but financial hardship as well. Before selling the house, picking up a second job, or declaring bankruptcy, it’s worth a free consultation to explore your legal options.
What Is A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In British Columbia law, a “wrongful death” is one that is caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person. Usually, this person has some “duty” to the decedent, for instance:
- Motorists have a duty to follow the rules of the road, exercising caution and right-of-way.
- Medical doctors have a duty to provide competent medical care to the best of their abilities.
- Property owners have a duty to mitigate hazards to provide reasonably safe properties for guests.
- Product, drug, and medical device manufacturers must produce safe goods with accurate labelling.
- Citizens owe a duty to society to abide by all laws and act with reasonable caution.
- Teachers, childcare providers, and others who work with children owe a duty to protect youth.
B.C. allows spouses, common-law spouses (who cohabitated with the decedent for at least two years), children, parents, stepparents, grandparents, and estate representatives to file a wrongful death claim.
Do You Have An ICBC Claim?
There are many causes of wrongful death, but the most common involves ICBC claims following automobile accidents. A wrongful death lawyer is particularly helpful in these cases, where the decedent is not there to defend him or herself. Our Surrey wrongful death lawyers not only argue for some compensation, but for maximum compensation. We bring in experts like accident reconstructionists and forensic economists to help determine cause-and-effect and future impact.
How Much Are Wrongful Death Claims Worth?
A successful wrongful death settlement can result in hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, there are many complex factors involved in arriving at the total amount. B.C. law generally explores what a primary breadwinner would be worth, financially, to the family in terms of employment revenue and household services. Having an experienced legal advocate can be a great comfort at a time when you feel like you’re fighting alone.
Free Wrongful Death Consultations in Surrey
Preszler Law provides access to legal professionals in Surrey, British Columbia, home to more than 500,000 residents. We work on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing upfront and only pay a percentage of the recovery we secure on your behalf.