The unexpected loss of a family member or loved one is a tragedy and is devastating for those left behind, particularly if the fatal accident was caused by someone else’s negligence.
Dealing with the obligations, stress and financial hardship that frequently follow a loss, while you are coping with grieving can be extremely difficult.
At CAM LLP, we will work to help you regain your equilibrium while ensuring you receive fair compensation that will, as much as possible, allow you and your family to move forward.
Wrongful Death Claims Under the Fatal Accidents Act
In Alberta, the Fatal Accidents Act governs wrongful death claims and damages are generally allowed for:
- Bereavement (grief and the loss of guidance, care and companionship of the deceased person)
- Funeral expenses
- Counseling expenses
- Loss of dependency on household services
- Loss of dependency on income
Our lawyers have many years of experience helping bereaved families cope with the aftermath of a fatal accident including explaining how the law in Alberta compensates for these types of losses. We can help you understand the process and represent you in pursuing any rights to survivor’s benefits, and other types of insurance.
If you would like to understand your rights under the Fatal Accidents Act or you need help getting compensation for your loss, CAM LLP offers a free consultation so you can ask questions and decide whether you would like our assistance.
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Grief counseling and support is also something that may help you cope with your loss. You can find more information from the resources listed here:
- Canadian Mental Health Association, Edmonton
- Starfish Family Resources
- Grief Therapists in Edmonton, AB