If you’re injured, it’s normal to be worried about your future. You may want to know if you’ll ever be able to return to work and what kind of medical care you’ll need. You may also wonder about how your loved ones will feel after the accident, or even whether they will live long enough to see the case through.
Fortunately, though, there are some things that can be done right away after an accident happens. This includes filing a lawsuit against the person who caused it and asking the court for compensation for all out-of-pocket expenses related to treatment or recovery (such as transportation costs). If there is no money left over after all bills have been paid—which is often not possible because victims often incur additional expenses while they heal—then survivors could file a claim under what’s called legal theories known as “survival actions” or “wrongful death action.”
What is Wrongful Death and Survival Actions?
You may have heard of wrongful death, but what exactly is it? A wrongful death is a claim filed by the executor or administrator of an estate, on behalf of loved ones in whom the deceased person had certain legal rights. It’s more basic: it involves loss sustained by an individual leading up to his or her passing.
Survival actions can be filed after someone passes away and prevents them from receiving any compensation for their injuries or losses (such as medical bills). These types of cases often arise when victims are still alive at the time, they file their lawsuits against corporations that were negligent during a manufacturing process or product design that harmed them in some way – whether due to faulty machinery causing burns when cleaning dishes with steam; toxic chemicals leaking into their drinking water supply; etcetera…
When Plaintiff Death is Unrelated to the Personal Injury Case
If the plaintiff dies for reasons unrelated to the personal injury case, the defendant wins. This can happen in any number of ways:
In an accident involving a car, a person might die due to injuries sustained in the crash and their family will not receive any damages from their wrongful death suit.
A person may be killed by another person who is acting maliciously or negligently (i.e., without regard for law). The family would then have no claim against that entity (or its employees) even if they were at fault for causing the death by negligence or recklessness.
Death Due to Defendant’s Wrongful Conduct
If the deceased plaintiff dies, their heirs can continue to pursue their claim. The estate of the deceased plaintiff may hire a personal injury lawyer in Edmonton to represent them in court.
If you’re still alive when your case is settled, you’ll be entitled to receive payment from your insurance policy or other assets that were obtained from your injury lawsuit settlement—even if you don’t need them anymore!
“Wrongful death” is a claim filed by the executor or administrator of an estate, on behalf of loved ones in whom the deceased person had certain legal rights. A “survival action” is more basic: it involves loss sustained by an individual leading up to his or her passing.
In a wrongful death action, you can recover damages for personal injuries sustained by yourself or loved ones as well as loss of earnings due to the death. These may include:
Pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
Medical bills (including funeral expenses)
Other types of damages that may be recovered in this type of suit include lost wages and medical treatment costs related to your injury.