This fatal pedestrian accident was under investigation of the York Regional Police, and the 53-year-old driver was arrested and has been charged with impaired-related offences.
First and foremost, the injury lawyers at Iacobelli Law Firm offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian that was tragically killed in this accident. This recent fatality is another example of the dangers of operating a motor vehicle while impaired.
In Ontario, if a pedestrian is killed due to the fault or recklessness of another driver, some immediate family members will be able to bring a claim for wrongful death. This claim is a civil action and will only result in the recovery of money for losses experienced by the family. This course of remedy is different and separate from any criminal justice that may be pursued against the at fault driver. In a civil wrongful death case, damages (money) is usually paid by the insurance company that insured the vehicle involved in the crash.
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car crash and want to learn more about your rights in a wrongful death claim, call us 24/7 to request a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. You can also request a Free Consultation now, by completing our online contact form here.
Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada and Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death in Canada and the United States. Andrew is the author of "Are You a Canadian Injured in the United States? Claim the Damages and Insurance Coverage the Right Way".