Can I Sue (recovery money) if A Family Member is Killed in a Car Accident in Ontario, Canada?
The short answer is Yes. In most instances surviving family members can claim for their losses when a loved one is killed in a car accident. In addition to death benefits that can be claimed against the auto insurance policy, the family members and the Estate can advance claims against the at-fault party. This lawsuit against the at-fault driver or responsible party are almost always covered by insurance.
If a family member is killed in a car accident, or pedestrian accident in Ontario, Canada, there are certain family members that have the right to claim for compensation. This generally includes the spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters of the person that died in the crash.
The compensation (money) recoverable in a Ontario wrongful death claim will depend on the particular facts and circumstances of the situation. In general, the family members can claim for the financial losses and expenses, as well as money to compensate for the loss of guidance, care and companionship of their loved one.
Our lawyers are experienced in Wrongful Death and serious injury claims. We take on major claims throughout Ontario. If you think that you may have a claim for the wrongful death of a loved one, call us any time for a Free, no obligation consultation, or request a Free Consultation online. All consultations are confidential and private.
Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada and Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death in Canada and the United States. Andrew is the author of "Are You a Canadian Injured in the United States? Claim the Damages and Insurance Coverage the Right Way".
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