No amount of money can replace a loved one who’s gone too soon. Dealing with the aftermath of a wrongful death is a highly emotional and challenging process that requires time, patience, and support. It is important to allow yourself the space and time to grieve the loss of your loved one. Seeking support from family, friends, or a therapist can also be beneficial in coping with the loss and navigating the legal process of a lawsuit. Hiring a lawyer who specializes in wrongful death lawsuits is strongly recommended, as these cases can be complex. A wrongful death lawsuit is meant to provide some closure, justice, and financial security to those who are left behind. It may even prevent future tragedies from happening to other families by revealing preventable negligence. By working with our lawyers, you can gain the confidence to know that your case will be handled with the delicacy and compassion it deserves.

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Understanding & Compassionate Wrongful Death Lawyer in Alberta

We are dedicated to ensuring that justice is served for your loved one and that those responsible are held accountable for their actions. Our team of compassionate personal injury lawyers at Martin G. Schulz & Associates has many years of experience dealing with wrongful death cases within Alberta and understands the causes and effects of these tragedies. A wrongful death case can be complicated and time-consuming, and our team has the experience to navigate these muddy waters. At our law firm, we understand that no amount of money will ever eliminate the pain of that loss. However, receiving compensation can ease the burden of unpaid medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of earnings from the victim, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.

Contacting a wrongful death lawyer is often the furthest thing from your mind when a tragedy has occurred, but a wrongful death suit must be filed in a timely manner. The sooner you contact us, the faster we can help you move forward. Our Edmonton law firm has the training and experience to coach you through this difficult time and will support you by making this process as painless as possible.

We believe that every client deserves personalized attention, and we will work closely with you to understand your unique needs and circumstances and provide the necessary services. It is important to note that initiating a class action lawsuit for wrongful death in Canada can be a complex and challenging process. Consulting a legal professional experienced in class action lawsuits and wrongful death cases is recommended to ensure that your rights are protected and your claim is properly presented. We will keep you informed throughout the legal process and provide you with the support and guidance you need to make informed decisions. Our goal is to obtain the maximum compensation possible for you and your family, and we will work tirelessly to achieve that goal.

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Primary Causes and Events

Faulty Product Or Equipment Accidents

Motor Vehicular Accidents

Accidents At Workplace

Medical Malpractice

Why Our Law Firm is Alberta’s Choice for Wrongful Death Lawyers

When choosing a wrongful death lawyer, you want to find someone who is not only knowledgeable about the legal process, but also has compassion and to help you through one of the most difficult times in your life. By choosing Martin G. Schulz & Associates, you aren’t just picking a wrongful death lawyer. You are picking a partner who can carry the heavy burden of helping you find justice for your loss.

Our team of dedicated lawyers in Edmonton has years of experience in navigating the negotiation table as well as the courtroom and knows what needs to be done to make the legal process easy on you.

Awards & Associations

Law society of the northwest territories of canada
Alberta civil trial lawyers association
Law society of alberta
Trial lawyers association of bc tlabc
Law society of british columbia

Frequently Asked Questions

Typically, immediate family members of the victim are legally allowed to file a wrongful death claim. This can mean a parent, spouse, child, or other family members, depending on the family dynamic. In most cases, you must bring your lawsuit within two years of your loved one’s death, but there are exceptions. The circumstances surrounding the death, who was at fault, and other factors can all affect this timeframe.

To protect your rights, and your opportunity to seek justice, it’s important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. We understand the difficulty in making that first call, but we’ll make the remainder of the process as easy for you as we possibly can. You should gather what evidence you can while it is fresh, including pictures, emails, interviews, and contact information of witnesses to make the case go as smoothly and quickly as possible.

Our Edmonton wrongful death lawyers will guide you through the process, but in general, you can expect to receive the following kinds of damages:

  • Damages suffered by the victim before their death, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, and property damage
  • Funeral costs, including burial and travel expenses
  • Loss of financial support
  • Pain and suffering of the survivors
  • Punitive damages

Regardless of the cause of death, the law is clear. Negligence resulting in death is a punishable offence. Not only will justice be served, but by pursuing legal action you may be able to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.

First and foremost, you can anticipate working with a team of knowledgeable wrongful death lawyers within Alberta that have the experience and empathy necessary to make the process as painless as possible. We understand that this is one of the hardest times of your life and we will work hard for you so you can concentrate on the important matters that come with an unexpected death.

  • Medical malpractice: Medical professionals may be held responsible for wrongful death if their negligence or errors during diagnosis, treatment, or surgery result in a patient's death
  • Car accidents: Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of wrongful death in Canada. If a driver's recklessness, intoxication, or negligence caused the accident, they could be held responsible for the resulting death
  • Workplace accidents: When workers lose their lives due to unsafe working conditions or inadequate safety measures in the workplace, these can be considered wrongful deaths
  • Product liability: Defective or dangerous products that cause fatal injuries can result in wrongful death claims against manufacturers, distributors, and retailers
  • Criminal acts: Wrongful death can also occur as a result of criminal acts such as murder, manslaughter, and assault

Wrongful death refers to a civil lawsuit that is filed by the family or estate of a person who has died due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party. The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to seek financial compensation for the losses suffered by the surviving family members, such as lost income, funeral expenses, and emotional distress.

A criminal case involves charges brought by the government against a person or entity who has committed a crime, such as murder, manslaughter, or criminal negligence causing death. The purpose of a criminal case is to punish the offender and deter others from committing similar crimes.

The time it takes to settle a wrongful death lawsuit in Canada can vary widely, as each case is unique and depends on a range of factors. A wrongful death lawsuit in Canada can take anywhere from several months to several years to settle. Generally, the more complex the case, the longer it may take to reach a resolution. It is also important to note that settlements reached outside of court may be resolved more quickly than cases that go to trial. We highly recommend consulting a legal professional experienced in wrongful death cases who can provide more specific information about the potential duration of a particular case.

It is possible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against a government entity. However, government entities are protected by something called "Crown immunity," which means that they can claim immunity if legal action is brought against them in certain circumstances.

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Time is of the essence when it comes to personal injury claims. Evidence, witnesses, and memories can get lost or fade, so the sooner you start the process, the better. From the moment you contact our firm, we’ll work to understand your situation, answer all your questions, and develop a plan to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.

Contact us today for your free, no-obligation, private consultation.