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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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.
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