In Ontario wrongful death and fatality motorcycle cases, the damages (compensation) will depend on the facts of the particular case. No two fatality claims are the same, and the damages will need to be assessed by an experienced Ontario motorcycle accident lawyer.
The following may be advanced as part of an Ontario wrongful death claim arising out of a fatal motorcycle crash:
(a) expenses reasonably incurred for the benefit of the person killed;
(b) funeral expenses reasonably incurred;
(c) an amount to compensate for the loss of guidance, care and companionship that the claimant might reasonably have expected to receive from the person if the death had not occurred.
It is important to note that, even if the motorcycle rider is partially responsible for the accident, the family may still be able to advance a claim for damages against the other involved vehicle driver and/or owner. This is usually covered by the other vehicle's insurance policy.
We understand that you will need time to grieve your loss, but it is also important to take the time to speak with an Ontario motorcycle accident lawyer to learn about your rights. The loss of loved one as a result of a fatal motorcycle accident can bring unexpected financial hardships on a grieving family. There is usually insurance available to cover such losses. Though it may be difficult, you owe it to your family to learn about your legal options if a loved one has been killed in an Ontario motorcycle accident.
To learn more about your rights following a fatal motorcycle accident in Ontario, contact an Ontario motorcycle injury lawyer today by calling 416-900-1070 or toll free at 1-866-234-6093. We offer prospective clients a free, no obligation, consultation with a personal injury lawyer. Have your questions answered today.
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