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Whistler Wrongful Death Lawyer

A personal injury law firm can be of value following a loved one’s sudden death. We investigate negligent causes to determine liability. If another person or party is responsible, we will help you seek compensation to cover your household’s losses. No one wants to think of a family member in terms of dollars and cents, but when faced with medical bills, loss of household income, funeral and burial costs, and loss of services like childcare, consideration of finances can become necessary.

The Family Compensation Act allows British Columbians the ability to seek damages and recover money on behalf of the decedent’s estate. If you’re looking for Whistler wrongful death lawyers, you may contact us for a free consultation. We are located less than two hours south via BC-99.

When to Call A Personal Injury Lawyer

It is best to call a personal injury lawyer right away to begin investigating cause of death. The law allows up to two years to begin a legal cause of action. Sometimes it can be brought later if the circumstances surrounding the death only recently came to light– such as with a medical malpractice or consumer product defect case. It is always best to call a lawyer for a free consultation to know for sure whether you’re within an acceptable limitation period. 

Are You Eligible? 

The most common recipients of wrongful death money include spouses and children. A “spouse” can be a legally married partner or a common-law partner– who has lived with the decedent for two years or more, no less than one year ago if estranged. Children may include biological, step, adopted, or foster. In some cases, parents, stepparents, foster parents, adoptive parents, or grandparents can be eligible to receive a small amount of benefits. If no heirs are available, the estate representative may file. 

Why Hire A Wrongful Death Law Firm?

Car accidents are the most common reason Canadians hire a wrongful death law firm. When negligent vehicular manslaughter occurs, we negotiate with ICBC on behalf of grieving family members to secure maximum compensation. We deal directly with ICBC on your behalf to ensure they understand the full extent of damages owed to your household.

Losses may include everything from medical expenses and lost wages, to loss of companionship and guidance, loss of household services, funeral, and burial costs. Sometimes it is necessary to call in a forensic economist to determine what future losses your family may endure– related to lost future income and loss of potential inheritance.

Other types of wrongful death cases include:

  • Nursing home negligence
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Work-related incidents
  • Boating collisions
  • Medical malpractice
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Police brutality
  • Defective products, drugs, or medical devices

Some cases might be prosecuted under the Criminal Code of Canada if the wrongful acts were malicious. Drunk driving claims are often dealt with by the criminal justice system, rather than the civil system, but if that is the case, our Whistler wrongful death lawyers can refer you to the appropriate agency.

Call Preszler Law for contingency-based representation near Whistler, B.C., that costs you nothing upfront and nothing at all unless we win.


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