First and foremost, the team at Iacobelli Law offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim of this fatal pedestrian accident.
We have learned that the accident is under investigation by the York Regional Police Major Collision Investigation Unit. The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian is a 50 year old woman, also from the Town of Newmarket. Police are appealing to witnesses or anyone with information to come forward by calling 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7704, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.
In addition to any changes or prosecution that may result from a fatal car accident, the family and the estate of the victim are also entitled to bring a civil claim for wrongful death. A civil claim can only provide the family with money damages for the loss of their loved one and cannot result in any criminal penalty. Civil wrongful death claims are almost always paid the at-fault party's auto insurance policy. A civil claim is not compensation for the loss, but can assist a grieving family with feeling that their has been some civil remedy, and providing some financial assistance in the aftermath of a sudden loss.
We are a dedicated Ontario Personal Injury Law Firm that provides compassionate legal counsel for families that have lost a loved one due to another person's fault. We offer a FREE Consultation so please feel free to call us at 1-866-234-6093. We are honored to serve our clients and our community.
Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada as well as offices in Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death.