According to York Regional Police, the collision between a waste disposal truck and a dump truck, resulted in fatal injuries to the driver of the waste disposal truck, a a 62-year-old man from the Town of Innisfil. The driver of the dump truck, a 37-year-old man from the Town of Bradford, was also transported to hospital with injuries.
First and foremost, the wrongful death lawyers at Iacobelli Law Firm offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim of this recent fatal accident.
Family may be able to claim for losses as a result of a fatal motor vehicle accident in OntarioIn Ontario, when someone is killed as a result of a motor vehicle accident, the surviving family members may be able to make a claim for wrongful death benefits. Wrongful death compensation can include claims for the loss of guidance, care, companionship, support and services of their loved one.
Who Can File a Claim For Wrongful Death In Ontario?Who can file a claim for a wrongful death in Ontario will depend on the circumstances of the particular case. In most instances of a wrongful death claim, it is the blood relatives (husband, wife, mother, father, children, etc.) who are entitled to file a claim.
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 injured or killed by the fault or neglect of another, then the spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters of the person are entitled to recover their pecuniary loss resulting from the death.
What Financial Compensation is Available Following the Death of a Loved One in Ontario?
The damages (money) recoverable in a Ontario wrongful death claim will again depend on the particular facts and circumstances of your situation. No two claims are the same, and it is important to obtain the counsel of a Ontario wrongful death lawyer.
In general, however, the following items may be advanced as part of an Ontario wrongful death claim:
(a) expenses reasonably incurred for the benefit of the person killed;
(b) funeral expenses reasonably incurred;
(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.
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