An investigation into the fighter’s death would eventually be launched by the city, which has already lead to the banning of combat sports for a whole year.
In the coming days, a report from the city about the investigation will first be given to the Hague Family and then released publicly.
Members of the UFC veteran’s family have stated since the fighter’s passing that they may seek legal action against the city for his passing.
Bloody Elbow was the first to report this.
Mike Russell is an investigative journalist for Real Fight Stories and he is reporting that the family now has legal representation:
Just confirmed Edmonton-based personal injury firm @AssiffLaw Office sent the @CityofEdmonton a letter Friday afternoon informing council/city administration that the firm has been retained by Tim Hague's family to represent their late husband, brother, son, and father's estate.— Mike Russell (@MIKERUSSELLMMA) December 9, 2017
It should be noted at this time that just because the family has hired a legal team to represent the estate of the late Tim Hague doesn’t mean any legal action is definitely taking place. The province of Alberta does allow legal action to be taken in the form of wrongful death lawsuits, which can award up to $82,000 CAD for spouses/parents and $49,000 CAD for children.
In order to win a wrongful death lawsuit, it would be up to the plaintiff to prove that gross negligence occurred in the death of a loved one.
Tim Hague passed away just weeks shy of his 34th birthday.