Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Frequently Asked Questions
Please note that information provided in here is for general information only. It is not legal advice and should not be relied upon. If you have a legal question, you should consult a lawyer.
What are the rights of family members of a pedestrian or cyclist who is killed as a result of an Ontario car accident?
In Ontario, when a pedestrian or cyclist is killed as a result of a car accident, the surviving family members may have a claim for wrongful death. A wrongful death claim is a civil claim and it does not assign criminal responsibility for the death. Most often the proceeds are available through insurance. Among other damages, the family of a person killed in a pedestrian or bicycle accident may be able to obtain compensation for the loss of guidance, care and companionship of their loved one. There are also no-fault death benefits that may be available.
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