First and foremost the car accident lawyers at Iacobelli Law Firm offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man killed in this fatal pedestrian accident in Toronto.
The car accident was under investigation by Toronto Police. The driver of the involved vehicle was a male. According to early reports, the vehicle may have lost control before striking the pedestrian. Police are reviewing surveillance footage and speaking to witnesses.
The family of the deceased pedestrian may be able to advance insurance claims for their losses. In addition to death benefits that may be available from auto insurance, the family could also claim for loss of care, companionship, support and services. Although wrongful death claims are the most egregious of injury claims, the damages available in Ontario are considered modest. Sadly, Ontario law does not place a high value on the loss of life. Nonetheless, the family may obtain compensation for economic losses as a result of the loss of their loved one.
If you have lost a family member due to an accident in Ontario, it is important to learn about your rights. Ontario wrongful death law can be complex, and may involve multiple insurance claims. These claims have time limits, so it is important not to delay. To learn more about your rights, call attorney Andrew Iacobelli for a Free, no obligation consultation today at 1-866-234-6093.
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