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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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