Sadly, a fatal head-on car accident occurred in Markham on the evening of September 29, 2013. According to information released by York Regional Police, this Markham fatality car accident occurred on Ninth Line near Elgin Mills in Markham, Ontario.
First and foremost, Iacobelli Law Firm offers sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person that was killed in this Markham fatal car accident.
According to the information released by the York Regional Police, this accident occurred when a black 2010 Mazda was northbound on Ninth Line and crossed the centre line into the southbound lane. The Mazda then collided with the passenger side of a grey Honda Odyssey going southbound. Sadly, the passenger in the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Mazda was arrested and charged with impaired driving, among other charges. Although all fatal accidents are always tragic and sad, the loss of a loved one is particular difficult when it is caused by a drunk driver. Ontario drunk driving accidents continue to occur, despite education and enforcement.
Who Can File a Claim For Wrongful Death In Ontario?
In most instances of a wrongful death claim, it is the blood relatives (husband, wife, mother, father, children, etc.) who are entitled to file a claim. 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 injured or killed by the fault or neglect of another, then the spouse, children, grandchildren, parents,grandparents, brothers and sisters of the person are entitled to recover their pecuniary loss resulting from the death.
What Damages (Financial Compensation) Can A Family Member Claim Following the Death of a Loved One in Ontario?
The damages (money) recoverable in a Ontario wrongful death claim will depend on the particular facts and circumstances of your situation. No two claims are the same, and it is important to obtain the counsel of a Ontario wrongful death lawyer.
In general, however, the following items may be advanced as part of an Ontario wrongful death claim:
(a) expenses reasonably incurred for the benefit of the person killed;
(b) funeral expenses reasonably incurred;
(c) compensation for the loss of guidance, care and companionship that the claimant might reasonably have expected to receive from the person if the death had not occurred.
Ontario Lawyer for Wrongful Death and Fatality Accident Claims:
If you have a lost a loved one as a result of a car accident in Ontario, call an Ontario lawyer for a free consultation. Call us any time at 416-900-1070 or toll free at 1-866-234-6093 to request a free case review with an injury lawyer.
Markham Fatal Bicycle Accident on York Durham Line on August 25, 2013
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 email@example.com.
Markham Bicycle Accident Lawyer
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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Every year, truck accidents result in thousands of catastrophic injuries and deaths in Canada. Tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, semi trucks, and other large commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of greater than 10,000 pounds account for a significant number of accidents, deaths and injuries on Ontario’s roadways.
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