Ontario Car Accident Lawyer Discusses: Your Rights If You are Injured in an Accident on Ontario Highway 400 or Highway 401
Ontario has major highways that are relied upon by millions of travellers. The major highways include Highway 401, Highway 400, Highway 407, Highway 404, the Don Valley Parkway, Queen Elizabeth Way, Highway 427 and many others. Thankfully there are relatively few accidents on Ontario highways in comparison to the number of vehicles travelling. Still, accidents do occur every day on Ontario highways, and some of these Ontario accidents result in serious injuries or fatalities.
The severity of injuries in Ontario highway accidents can be greater where the accidents involve vehicles travelling at speeds of 100 km/h or more. The risks of serious injury in a highway accident are also increased when a large truck or tractor trailer is involved. Ontario car and truck accidents are among the most dangerous collisions for the vehicle occupants.
If you, or a family member, are injured in a Ontario highway accident, there are remedies available. In Ontario, those injured in motor vehicle accidents have two potential sources in which they can claim insurance benefits for losses. The first avenue for obtaining benefits is from the no-fault (or Statutory Accident Benefits) insurer. If another vehicle or driver is at fault for the collision, then you can also claim against that person for losses that are not covered by the no-fault insurer. In nearly all cases, there is insurance in place for such losses.
The process for making claims following a serious accident in Ontario is complex. It is best to speak with a Ontario car accident lawyer before you complete insurance forms and provide statements to insurance representatives. Iacobelli Law Firm represents the injured in auto accident claims, and the families of those who have lost a loved one in fatality vehicle accidents. Call us to request a free, no obligation, consultation with an Ontario car accident lawyer today.
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Highway 404 Fatal Head-On Car Accident
There are reports of a fatal head-on collision on Highway 404 in Aurora, Ontario. This highway 404 head-on collision occurred on the early morning of Saturday December 15, 2012. Sadly, the driver's of both vehicles involved in this York Region car accident died.
First and foremost we offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the the men who were killed in this highway 404 head-on collision. This will, no doubt, be a very difficult time for all those affected by the loss of their loved one.
This fatal highway 404 car accident is under investigation by police. According to early reports, this accident involved a Dodge Neon that collided with a Honda Accord in the northbound lanes of Highway 404, shortly before 6 am. The Neon was driven by a 25-year-old man from Markham, and it was apparently travelling south in the northbound lanes when it collided with an Accord driven by a 57-year old man from Unionville.
It was not immediately known why the Neon was in the wrong lanes on highway 404, and police continue their investigation. From a civil negligence view, it appears that the vehicle travelling on the wrong side of highway 404 was almost certainly negligent and clearly should not have been there. The family of the other driver involved in this tragic head-on collision may be able to advance a wrongful death claim for their losses. In Ontario, when a person is killed in a car accident as a result of someone else's negligence, the immediate family members will be able to advance a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death compensation can include claims for the loss of guidance, care, companionship and services of their loved one.
Iacobelli Law Firm is a Ontario personal injury law firm. We represent families that have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident. Contact us to speak with an Ontario fatal accident lawyer. We offer prospective clients a free consultation. There is no obligation.
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Andrew Iacobelli is an Ontario lawyer that restricts his practice to representing personal injury victims and their families. Andrew is the founder of Iacobelli Law Firm.
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