Toronto Lawyer Discusses Fatal Accident Claims | What are your rights if a family member is killed in an Ontario car accident?
The loss of a loved one is never easy. It is even more difficult to accept when a loved one is killed in a Ontario car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, because someone else did not follow the rules of the road.
Whenever someone dies as a result of an Ontario car accident, certain immediate family members will be able to claim for the loss. The relatives entitled to make a claim are generally the spouse, children, grandchildren, parents,grandparents, brothers and sisters of the person who was killed in the accident. The family members will be able to advance claims for damages (money), which may include compensation for the following:
(a) expenses incurred for the benefit of the person killed;
(b) funeral expenses;
(c) an amount to compensate 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.
Following a fatal accident in Ontario, you will undoubtedly need time to grieve your loss, but it is also important to take the time to speak with an Ontario fatal accident lawyer to learn about your rights. Without question, the loss of loved one often results in 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 motor vehicle accident. There are strict time limits within which you must commence a wrongful death claim.
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