Fatal accidents can occur as a result of someone else’s negligence in a variety of unfortunate circumstances such as motor vehicle accidents involving a truck, pedestrian or motor cycle; or injuries suffered in a swimming, snowmobiling or skiing accident, to name a few.
Losing a family member in an accident can be devastating to those left behind. If a loved one has died in an accident and someone else was at fault, his or her surviving spouse, children, parents, grandparents, brothers, and sisters are entitled to benefits and damages. Some of damages which family members can expect to be paid are loss of guidance, care and companionship; grief counselling; loss of income or financial support and the loss of services.
In motor vehicle accident cases, certain accident benefits are available regardless of who was at fault. These include the death and funeral benefits available under the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule.
There are important deadlines for submitting the required forms in a wrongful death situation and the insurer can refuse to pay for expenses that were paid for before the proper papers have been filed.
If you have lost a family member in a fatal accident in Ottawa or Eastern Ontario, it is important that you hire an experienced lawyer to help you and your family obtain the caring support and full compensation you deserve. We have the skills and experience to help you and your family through this difficult time.
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