We were sad to learn of a fatal accident involving a cyclist that occurred on the early evening of April 13, 2013 in Scarborough, Ontario. This Scarborough fatal bicycle accident occurred on April 13, 2013 on Kennedy Road and William Kitchen Road.
According to information released by the Toronto Police Service, a man driving a Dodge Durango SUV failed to stop for a red light at Kennedy Road and struck a 37−year−old man who was riding his bicycle. The SUV then struck five other vehicles before coming to rest.
The cyclist was taken to hospital, but sadly he succumbed to his injuries. First and foremost, we would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the young man who was tragically killed.
The driver of the SUV has been charged with several serious offences, including impaired driving, as a result of this collision. The charges against the driver are:
Although the loss of a loved one is never easy, this loss will undoubtedly be more difficult to accept for the family given the circumstances. Despite our laws and education and awareness efforts, many disregard caution and make the decision to drink and drive. This Toronto fatal accident is another reminder of the dangers of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.
YOUR RIGHTS IF A LOVED ONE IS KILLED BECAUSE OF A DRUNK DRIVER:
Fatal accidents caused by drunk drivers continue to occur far too often on Ontario roadways. In addition to the criminal proceedings that often result from drunk driving fatality accidents, there are often civil claims. For the family that has lost a loved one, their grief is often followed by feelings of uncertainty and despair. In addition to the loss of companionship, love and affection, a family often faces financial hardship following the sudden loss of a loved one. In Ontario, when someone is killed as a result of a motor vehicle accident, their family can make claims for financial losses. This type of claim is often referred to as a wrongful death claim.
Despite the facts of the case, which may appear compelling, wrongful death claims can still present challenges. These claims are often vigorously defended by the insurance company. Even when fault is admitted for the accident, the insurance company will often dispute the financial losses claimed. As such, it is wise to seek the advice of a Ontario lawyer with experience in wrongful death claims so that you will take the right steps to preserve and maximize your claim.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of an auto or bike accident in Ontario, contact Iacobelli Law Firm for a FREE consultation with an experienced lawyer. Call us any time at 416-900-1070 or toll free at 1-866-234-6093 or complete our online contact form here.
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On Saturday February 2, 2013, there was a fatal motor vehicle and pedestrian accident in the area of Birchmount Road and St. Clair Avenue East in Toronto. According to reports, a 65 year old woman was walking on the sidewalk along Birchmount Road, when she was struck by a Chevrolet Aveo in a driveway at 550 Birchmount Road.
The female pedestrian was taken to hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries.
First and foremost Iacobelli Law Firm offers its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the woman that tragically lost her life in this Toronto pedestrian fatality.
The Toronto Police are investigating the circumstances of this fatal accident, and are asking anyone with information to come forward. Persons with information are being asked to contact police at 416−808−1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com,
text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).
Although more information is needed with regard to the circumstances of this fatal pedestrian accident, it is likely that the family of the deceased have a viable civil claim for their losses. In Ontario, when pedestrian is tragically killed as a result of a car accident, the family can often advance a civil claim for their loss. This is a claim against the at-fault driver, which is typically covered by insurance. There is a presumption of negligence against the vehicle driver whenever a pedestrian or cyclist is struck by a vehicle.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal car accident in Ontario, find out what rights are available to you and your family by speaking to a Toronto car accident lawyer. Iacobelli Law Firm offers prospective clients a free consultation with an injury lawyer, and does not charge any fees until the case is resolved.
There are reports of a fatal accident involving a sport utility vehicle and dump truck. This fatal truck accident occurred on Highway 89 near Concession Road 2, in Rosemont Ontario, on the morning of Thursday October 11, 2012.
Ontario Fatal Accident and Wrongful Death Claims
In Ontario, when a person is killed as a result of a car or truck accident, the family of the deceased may be able to advance a wrongful death claim. In fatal car accident cases, the members of the deceased’s family may obtain compensation for their finacial lossess and pain and suffering. These fatal accident and wrongful death damages can include compensation for the loss of guidance, care and companionship of their loved one, as well as loss of services.
Ontario Truck Accident Lawyer
This Rosemond fatal accident involved a passenger vehicle and commercial dump truck. Sadly, many accidents involving dump trucks, tractor trailers and other large commercial vehicles are often fatal for the occupants of the passenger vehicle. Due to the size and mass of commercial vehicles, they can cause devastating damage during an impact. Large trucks are also more difficult to slow down or stop in emergency situations. As such, speed can often be a factor in Ontario truck accidents.
An Ontario accident involving a large dump truck, tractor trailer or commercial vehicle is more complex than motor vehicle collisions involving passenger vehicles only. Due to their complexity, Ontario truck accident cases require a Ontario truck accident lawyer with a thorough understanding of commercial vehicle regulations on both the federal and provincial level. Truck and transport companies are required to follow safety and inspection regulations concerning their equipment and their drivers' hours of service.
Ontario tractor trailer and truck accidents are caused by a variety of factors, often related to vehicle safety, driver skill level, and driver fatigue.
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.