Losing a loved one as the result of negligence of another person is likely one of the most heartbreaking events that any Ontario person can experience. It is not uncommon for surviving family members to experience feelings of frustration and anger after such an avoidable loss and the knowledge that they cannot bring that person back to life. However, they might recover monetary damages by filing and litigating a wrongful death lawsuit in a civil court.
When a loved one suddenly and unexpectedly suffers a tragic death, it can be difficult to accept. In some circumstances, it may be tempting to try to find someone to blame for what happened and hold them accountable, though it may not always be possible. A man who lost his fiancé in central Ontario has chosen to sue those whom he believes are responsible for her wrongful death in an apartment fire.
A 26-year-old man accused of causing a serious car accident in November has asked for a new lawyer, according to court sources. The Ontario man appeared in a Kitchener court on January 6 to face accusations of drunk driving causing death. It is not yet clear whether the family of the victim will pursue a wrongful death suit in addition to the criminal charges.
A man is dead after a collision in Brampton, according to local news sources. Ontario police responded to the accident around 7 a.m. the morning of Dec. 12. While both drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with police, neither has been charged with a crime as of this report. Even if no charges are filed, the deceased man's family may still choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with this tragedy.
A horrific accident has left a young mother tragically dead and her infant son clinging to life, according to local sources. Ontario police have confirmed that a woman was killed on Highway 7/8 near Trussler and that the man who struck her vehicle was very likely impaired behind the wheel. He is currently in custody and was slated to make his first court appearance in Kitchener on Nov. 27. He may also face a wrongful death suit, depending on the desires of the family.
Three people are dead after a severe head-on crash in Brampton, according to police. Ontario authorities are still investigating the accident that claimed the lives of a 24-year-old man and two women aged 22 and 16 on Thanksgiving. Police believe the driver responsible for the crash may have been street racing, suggesting that both criminal charges and wrongful death lawsuits could be forthcoming.
A 19-year-old woman from Milton has lost her life following a tragic car accident in Halton Hills. Ontario provincial police responded to the accident around 1:30 p.m. the afternoon of Oct. 7. It is unclear whether police intend to file criminal charges against the driver involved in the single-vehicle crash, but the family of the deceased woman may still be in a position to pursue a wrongful death claim.
A man is dead and another badly hurt following a car accident in Middlesex. Local Ontario police responded to the crash that claimed the life of a 66-year-old man on the evening of Oct. 2. For the moment, police are still investigating the cause of the crash. Even if no criminal charges are filed, personal injury and/or wrongful death suits might still be appropriate under provincial law.
A family torn apart by tragedy is seeking legal recourse against the person responsible, according to local sources. A tragic car accident in September 2015 led to the deaths of three children and their grandfather at the hands of a drunk driver. The driver, who pleaded guilty in Ontario court to the charges filed against him, is now facing multiple wrongful death suits filed by the family.
Several charges have been filed against a truck driver believed to be responsible for a horrific crash on Highway 400 back in June that claimed the lives of four people, including a 5-year-old girl. Ontario authorities have charged the man with four counts of criminal negligence causing death for his role in the fatal accident. Given the evidence against him, it may also be possible for the families involved to sue for wrongful death.