Who can file a claim for a wrongful death arising out of a fatality motorcycle crash in Ontario will depend on the circumstances of the particular case. Also, in Ontario, fatality motorcycle claims are subject to a statute known as the Family Law Act. According to the statute, where a motorcyclist is killed by the fault or neglect of another, then the following family members may be entitled to pursue a claim:
Even if the motorcycle rider is partially responsible for the accident, the family may still be able to advance a claim for the respective fault of the other involved vehicle driver and/or owner.
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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