Knowing someone else caused your loved one's death can make the loss even more devastating. In British Columbia, it is possible to bring a legal action for wrongful death when someone else's negligence or recklessness caused or contributed to a loved one passing away. The rules around such a claim, however, are strict. The knowledge and advice of a lawyer are often necessary to make sure your lawsuit is handled correctly, and that your chances of being properly compensated are greatly increased.
At Michael Golden Law Corporation in Vancouver, Michael and our wrongful death compensation lawyers will work with you to help you recover the losses you have suffered as a result of a wrongful death.
There are time limits surrounding how long after the accident you can file this type of claim, so even though we know this is an extremely difficult time for you and your family, we urge you to contact us. During a free consultation we can help review your options and when you work with our compassionate team, we will help you every step of the way.
According to BC's Family Compensation Act, only certain family members can file suit, and claims are mainly limited to economic losses suffered as a result of the death. Compensation may include:
- Financial losses
- Medical expenses
- Death and funeral expenses
Our firm will act on your behalf to make sure your losses are fully accounted for and compensated, including advocating on your behalf with insurance companies who may try to encourage a lower settlement. We are here to focus on the legal process so you can grieve and focus on your family during this difficult time.
A Law Firm With Compassion and Experience
Michael Golden Law Corporation is made up of a team dedicated to protecting your legal rights. Michael has been a lawyer for nearly 30 years, and in the past 28 years has focused on personal injury claims, helping everyday people recover from extraordinary injury and loss.
Contact Us — Burnaby Fatal Accident Claim Lawyers
A claim for wrongful death is time sensitive, so speaking with a lawyer as soon as possible can help ensure your rights are secured. Meeting with Michael is free during the initial consultation. To get in touch with us today, contact us online or call at 604-259-1698, toll free at 877-894-6640. We speak English, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Spanish, and we can arrange for translation for other languages.