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 an SUV that crashed into a pole on Mount Pleasant Road in Toronto during the early morning of April 4, 2012. The passenger of the vehicle was reportedly killed as a result of the crash. Early reports of this accident indicate that the driver of the vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed and may have been under the influence of alcohol.
First and foremost, we would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man who was killed in this fatal Toronto car crash.
Sadly, each year many people in Ontario are killed or suffer serious personal injury from motor vehicle accidents. 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 the driver of the vehicle is found to be at
fault, it could lead to the filing of a Ontario wrongful dealth 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 man who tragically lost his 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.
Motorists owe a duty of care to pedestrians. In most instances, when a pedestrian is struck by a car or other motor vehicle in Ontario, there is a presumption of negligence against the driver of the motor vehicle. This means the pedestrian may have an easier time proving the liability of the vehicle that struck them.
Accidents involving pedestrians are, unfortunately, quite common. Pedestrian accidents occur in roadways, crosswalks, intersections and often times in driveways and parking lots. The frequency of pedestrian accidents increases with poor weather and poor lighting conditions.
If you were injured by a vehicle while walking or cycling, you may be entitled to recover your damages from the at fault driver. Contact York Region personal injury lawyer, Andrew A. Iacobelli, for a free consultation.