As an Ontario personal injury lawyer, I am often asked if family members are entitled to compensation following a fatal accident in Ontario? The answer is usually Yes.
Who can file a claim for a wrongful death in Ontario will depend on the circumstances of the particular case. Also, in Ontario, wrongful death claims are subject to the Family Law Act. Specifically, Part V of the Family Law Act provides that, where a person is killed by the fault or neglect of another, then the following family members may be entitled to pursue a claim to recover their pecuniary loss resulting from the death:
The loss of a loved one is always devastating, but may be even more painful when it is sudden and caused by the fault of someone else. We understand that you will need time to grieve your loss, but it is also important to take the time to speak with an Ontario lawyer to learn about your rights. The loss of loved one can bring unexpected financial hardships on a grieving family. There is usually insurance available to cover such losses. Though it may be difficult, you owe it to your family to learn about your legal options if a loved one has been killed in an Ontario accident. There are strict time limits within which you must commence a wrongful death claim.
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A bicycle rider was struck and killed by a car in a Markham accident that occurred on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at 12 p.m. This fatal Markham bicycle accident occurred on York Durham Line near the intersection at Elgin Mills Road. According to information released by the York Regional Police, a blue 2007 Honda FIT was travelling southbound on York Durham Line, and then crossed the centre line, striking the cyclist. The cyclist was a 63-year-old man from the Town of Pickering.
First and foremost, Iacobelli Law Firm would like to offer our sincere condolences and support for the family and friends of the man that tragically lost his life in this Markham bicycle accident.
The York Regional Police were investigating the circumstances of this Markham fatal bicycle accident. Officers with the York Regional Police Collision Investigation Unit are seeking witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip by sending TIPYORK and your message to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK. Inquires or questions are also welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a Markham Ontario personal injury lawyer, we are often asked whether the family has a right to compensation following a fatal bicycle accident. The answer is Yes. If a cyclists is struck and killed as a result of a car accident in Markham, or anywhere else in Ontario, the family will have the right to seek compensation. These claims are typically referred to as wrongful death claims. An Ontario wrongful death lawyer can help the family obtain compensation for their losses from the insurance company for the at-fault vehicle. Among other things, the family will be able to seek compensation for the loss of care, guidance and companionship of their loved one. Ontario wrongful death claims resulting from bicycle accidents are complex, and you should speak to a dedicated injury lawyer without delay.
Iacobelli Law Firm practices exclusively in the area of personal injury and insurance claims. We can help if you have lost a loved one as a result of a bicycle and car accident. To request a free consultation, call us at 416-900-1070 or 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here.
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There are reports of a fatal accident involving three vehicles that crashed near Bloomington Road and Highway 48 in Whitchurch-Stouffville on Sunday April 1, 2012. it is reported that one of the vehicle occupants was killed as a result of the crash, and that other persons involved were seriously injured in this Stouffville car accident.
First and foremost, we would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the woman who was killed in this fatal York Region car crash. We also hope that the others who were injured in this accident will make a complete and speedy recovery.
Sadly, each year many people in Ontario are killed or suffer serious personal injury from motor vehicle accidents. York Regional Police were investigating the circumstances of this fatal vehicle crash. More information would be necessary in order to determine the cause for this fatal accident. However, if one or more of the drivers is found to be at fault, it could lead to the filing of a Ontario lawsuit. If such a lawsuit is filed, and if it is successful, it could lead to an award of damages for the family of the woman who tragically lost her life.
If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed in a serious motor vehicle crash, you can obtain help from an Ontario personal injury lawyer.
For a complimentary consultation with a dedicated personal injury lawyer, contact Iacobelli Law Firm.
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