There is nothing more devastating to a family than the sudden loss of a family member in an accident. Many fatal accidents are truly preventable and should never happen. The hard truth is that even a momentary lapse of judgement or concentration can create the circumstances where someone’s life is placed in danger.
Where accidents lead to death, the family members who are left to pick up the pieces will often need an experienced lawyer. They will need the best lawyer they can find to protect their rights. They will need an experienced lawyer to look into the circumstances of the accident to determine whether it was preventable and to protect the rights of the surviving family members. They will need an experienced lawyer so that they can grieve and focus on the emotional consequences of the loss, rather than the insurance forms and legal issues.
Claims for compensation for fatal accidents are often made under Ontario’s Family Law Act. Those eligible for compensation include the spouse (common law or otherwise), children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, brothers, and sisters of the deceased person. There is no requirement for a person to have been financially dependent on the deceased person to be eligible for compensation.
Car and motorcycle accidents are two of the most common causes of fatal accidents in Ontario. But fatal accidents arise from many other causes as well, including falls, fires, and drowning. Whatever the cause, surviving family members often have hard questions about how the accident happened, how it might have been prevented, and what steps they should take to make sure their rights are protected.
The lawyers at McNally Gervan have over sixty years of experience in helping families who have suffered the most tragic losses. They have real experience in advancing claims arising from fatal accidents and in helping recover the benefits and financial compensation families need to start getting their lives back on track. They will conduct the appropriate investigation to determine how the accident happened and who is responsible. They will help families navigate the complex legal and insurance claims that often follow from the loss of a loved one.
The lawyers at McNally Gervan LLP understand the system and are here to help accident victims get the support they need and the benefits they deserve.
If you have a question or need assistance in connection with the loss of a loved one, our team of personal injury lawyers is here to help. We know every claim and every family is unique and we work hard to ensure that our clients are treated with respect and fairly compensated.