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Trevor Ford – Wrongful Death Lawyer – Calgary – Fatal Accident Lawyer

Trevor Ford has been a wrongful death lawyer in Calgary for over 30 years.

wrongful death lawyer calgary trevor fordAccidents that result in the death of a person caused by a wrongful act, neglect or default are governed by the Fatal Accidents Act of Alberta. The act allows an action to be brought to recover damages for the benefit of certain family members. If the deceased died leaving persons who relied upon them financially, a claim for dependency can also be made.  For example, if the deceased had a wife and/or children a dependency award can provide for their support in the future. The act also allows claims for funeral expenses and related costs. Damages for bereavement are allowed to the spouse, adult interdependent partner, parents, and children of the deceased.

 


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30 years of wrongful death legal experience
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*Trevor Ford represents wrongful death caases on a contingency fee basis,
which means you pay no fees until the case is resolved.

In some fatal accidents, the family is too distraught to recognize or deal with issues relating to a legal claim for damages. They may not understand the importance of seeking legal advice to determine whether there is a case for damages arising from the wrongful death. Trevor will provide a free initial consultation which is usually sufficient to determine if there is a viable case. If there is a case Trevor will represent the family on a contingent fee basis, meaning his fee will be paid only in the event of a successful outcomwrongful death lawyer calgary fatal accident scenee. 

In fatal accidents act cases, an action must usually be commenced within two years from the date of death. Different considerations may arise in the case of a claimant who is a minor.  Therefore, it is important to contact Trevor Ford as soon as possible. 

Trevor is familiar with the sense of despair that families suffer as a result of the loss of a loved one. He has compassionately represented families at the most traumatic times in their lives. 

Common Wrongful Death Case Questions:

How is a dependency claim calculated?

 A dependency claim is calculated by determining the amount that the deceased would have provided for their dependents during their lifetime. For example, children would normally be entitled to claim the loss of dependency on a parent until they reach the age of 18. However, if the deceased had always intended to pay for their children’s education the dependency claim can include this. 

What happens if the deceased had little to no income?

If it can be established that the deceased had a reasonable chance of earning an income during his lifetime a claim for loss of dependency can still be made.

Can I still make a claim if the deceased was partially at fault?

If more than one person is at fault in a fatal accident there will be an apportionment of blame based on comparative blameworthiness and damages will be awarded accordingly. 

What is the time limitation for making a claim in a fatal accident?

in Calgary, fatal accident claims must usually be commenced within two years from the date of death. Different considerations may arise in the case of a claimant who is a minor. Failure to file within the appropriate limitation period will result in your claim being statute barred. 

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Wrongful Death Lawyer – Calgary
30 years of wrongful death legal experience
403-719-0799
Fatal Accident Law
Calgary Personal Injury Lawyer – free consultations

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