By: Andrew Iacobelli
A Richmond Hill man was killed in a motorcycle accident on September 12, 2012 on the Highway 400 off-ramp and Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan. The York Regional Police have charged the driver of the other vehicle involved.
The driver of the truck, a 30 year old man from Etobicoke has been reportedly charged with Impaired Driving causing Death and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle causing Death. Although charges have been laid, police are still requesting anyone with information is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips.
Iacobelli Law Firm offers its sincere condolences and support to the family and friends of the man who was tragically killed as a result of this accident.
In addition to the charges pending against the truck driver, this fatal accident may also lead to the filing of a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family members of the deceased motorcycle rider. In Ontario, when someone dies as a result of the actions or negligence of another person, the surviving members of the deceased’s family can pursue a
claim for wrongful death. Representing the most egregious form of personal injury, wrongful death claims are civil cases — they do not assign criminal responsibility for the death. By making a wronful death claim, the family of may be able to recover damages for their loss, which may include compensation for the loss of guidance, care and companionship of their loved one, as well as loss of support and services.
There are strict time limits available for commencing a wrongful death claim in Ontario. Early investigation and preservation of facts are essential.
If you have tragically lost a loved one as a result of the negligence of another person or company, contact a dedicated ontario wrongful death and fatality claims lawyer to learn about your rights. The consultation is free and without any obligation.