Charlottetown Wrongful Death Lawyers Providing Fair Representation to Survivors of Victims’ Families
When you or a loved one are seriously injured, it can be difficult to decide whom to trust with your case. And when a loved one, unfortunately, passes away from their injuries, the pressure and despair increase exponentially. We dedicate 100% of our time and resources to pursuing personal injury and wrongful death claims. While other law firms may choose to have a broad focus, we believe that specializing is the best way to get our clients the fair compensation they deserve.
Our experienced, compassionate lawyers understand what serious injury victims and grieving family members are going through. Our clients have the freedom to focus on their recovery because they know when it comes time to negotiate, we come to the table armed with evidence to back up the claim. Anyone in northwestern Nova Scotia is welcome to call NOVA Injury Law for a free case review.
What Do I Do if Someone I Love Has Been Involved in a Fatal Accident?
First and foremost, it is of utmost importance to ensure medical care has been acquired for injured parties. Do not panic. Check yourself for injuries and seek emergency medical attention if needed. If someone is severely injured or appears to be deceased, call 911 immediately.
You need to report the accident to the police if anyone is hurt or if there has been significant property damage. If you don’t require emergency medical care, you can start collecting insurance and contact information.
Within a few days, report what happened to your own insurance company and see your family doctor. Remember, you’re not obligated to speak to the other driver’s insurance company, and it’s best to get professional advice from a car accident or wrongful death lawyer before you do. Filing a wrongful death claim can be difficult. Your lawyer will discuss options to take your claim to trial and offer you resources in the aftermath of your loss. While your document and build your case, a settlement may take place at any time, or the case will go to full trial, where your lawyer will present the evidence and testimony, as well as examine the defense’s claims in court. A settlement is a kind of agreement that exchanges financial compensation for taking the case out of court; settlements can be large lump sums, or they can be regular payment agreements that are dispersed over time. It is highly recommended that you speak with a qualified lawyer before accepting any kind of settlement to ensure that your family is being given full and fair compensation.
How Does a Lawyer Determine Compensation for a Wrongful Death Claim?
Unfortunately, it often falls upon the shoulders of grieving family members to hold companies or other involved parties accountable. This, in some cases, can feel like having to re-experience their loved one’s death a second time. Consider contacting a reputable law firm to help you manage some of the stress and trauma tied to your case. Factors to consider include the nature and severity of the injury, who was at fault in the car accident, treatment received and required in the future, the impact the injury has on your ability to work, the impact the injury has on your daily activities, and the ways friends and family support you in your time of loss.
Are There Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims?
Generally, a two-year limitation period applies to most claims, beginning from the date of the accident. If the clock runs over the two-year mark, you risk losing your right to claim compensation. The only way to protect your claim is to file a legal action with the court – speaking with a car accident lawyer or the insurance company isn’t enough.
Of course, if you settle before the two-year deadline, you don’t need to worry, but it’s still not a good idea to leave things to the last minute! We suggest contacting a car accident or wrongful death lawyer at least three months before the expiry of your claim or even earlier if a death has occurred. It is important to note that the two-year limitation period does not apply to all cases. If your accident was one where the at-fault driver is unknown, or if your lawsuit is against a municipality, you only have one year to file your claim.
Do Wrongful Death Claims Only Apply to Car Accidents?
Not at all. If someone you love has died in an accident due to the negligence or mistakes of another motor vehicle driver, their employer, their doctor, or anyone else, this could be considered a wrongful death claim. Unfortunately, fatal accidents happen with surprising frequency. Other types of fatal injuries that may be considered wrongful death cases can include:
- Motorcycle, ATV, or Boat Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Construction and other Workplace Accidents
- Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals
- Exposure to Assault or other Criminal Activity
- Defective Product Injuries
- And More
For any questions regarding our services or to set up a free consultation, please contact us at 1-800-262-8104. Never face the seemingly insurmountable task of dealing with a death caused by negligence alone, feeling uncertain of how to proceed. Our team will make sure that you
How Can the Wrongful Death Lawyers at NOVA Injury Law Help Me?
There is nothing more devastating in this world than losing a loved one to the carelessness of another. Often survivors are left to pick up the pieces of their lives on their own, and they may not know whom to turn to for help to make their voices heard. When you’re not sure whom to rely on, lean on the expertise of the compassionate wrongful death lawyers and medical experts at NOVA Injury Law if you or one of your loved ones has been the victim of an accident or medical negligence caused by the negligence of another party that resulted in death, please contact the veteran personal injury lawyers of NOVA Injury Law today. For more information or to set up an initial consultation, you can reach us by calling 1-800-262-8104 at any time. No obligations attached. We’ll be there for you every step of the way.