Losing a spouse, parent, child or any loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence is the most traumatic tragedy a family can experience.

In Alberta, the law with respect to wrongful death or fatality benefits is ever changing and the lawyer you hire must be up to date on the state of the law and the compensation that is available.

At Cuming & Gillespie we are leaders in the area of wrongful death and fatal accidents and have successfully resolved many wrongful death cases. We understand that money cannot replace the worst possible loss, but it can provide financial security and bring some sense of accountability for those left behind.

Wrongful death can occur as a result of any number of accidents, negligent acts or injuries. When a death has occurred due to the negligent act of someone else, the surviving family members are entitled to make a claim for certain damages and losses, including:

  • Bereavement;
  • Loss of financial support;
  • Loss of household support;
  • Funeral expenses; 
  • Grief counselling; and
  • Loss of income suffered by family members of the deceased.

Insurance companies are often quick to tell people what they are entitled to in the area of wrongful death benefits; however, you must obtain a second opinion as to what is and is not achievable.

At Cuming & Gillespie, we have the experience and compassion to handle a loss that anyone would dread. At a time when everything in a family’s life is changing, we can use our experience to handle one element for you. Please call us today to find out how we can help if you have suffered the loss of a loved one.