Personal Injury Expertise

Fatality-related Claims

Losing a loved one in a fatal accident is a devastating experience for family members.

We understand how difficult it seems to face the legal complexities of a death claim while recovering from a traumatic loss. Our team will shoulder the burden of your claim and ensure you receive suitable compensation for the untimely death of a loved one, leaving you to grieve and come to terms with your loss. 

Our team of wrongful death lawyers have assisted countless families through the sudden loss of a loved one. From this, we understand that no two cases are the same. We approach every case with compassion and empathy, and offer additional support through referrals to professionals in the social work community to aid in the grieving process. 

When you have lost a loved one as a result of an accident caused by the negligent or intentional actions of a third party, you are eligible to seek financial compensation for your losses. Benefits are available for funeral expenses and a death benefit is available for the spouse and dependents of the deceased. Our team will pursue full compensation for the death of a family member, including compensation for loss of care, comfort, guidance and companionship, economic losses and special damages.

The follow is a brief overview of the death and funeral benefits available under these specific circumstances: 

The death benefit shall pay $25,000 to the insured person’s spouse and $10,000 for each of the insured’s dependants, and to each person to whom the insured person had an obligation at the time of the accident to provide support under a domestic contract or court order, unless the insured had optional benefits.

If you elected optional benefits, you may be entitled to a $50,000 lump sum to an eligible spouse and $20,000 lump sum to each dependant.

The insurer shall pay a funeral benefit in respect of an insured person who dies as a result of an accident. The funeral benefit shall pay for funeral expenses incurred in an amount not exceeding $6,000, unless the insured had an optional funeral benefit. 

If you elected optional benefits, you may be entitled to a maximum of $8,000 for funeral benefits.

If your family member passed away in a fatal accident, the personal injury lawyers at Fox Vanounou Porcelli LLP are here to help in as many ways as possible. We will support your family through every step of this difficult process. 

Our long list of satisfied clients is a testament to our ability to deliver results. Our firm will ensure that all aspects of the claim are pursued fully in order for your family to receive full compensation. While our focus is to settle your case without going to trial, your representation at Fox Vanounou Porcelli LLP will also advocate for your rights in court should the need arise.

Compassionate care and expert guidance is at the core of our practice – we are here to help every step of the way.

Contact Fox Vanounou Porcelli Today

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, call us at (416) 222-8400 or fill out our online form here. We serve clients throughout Toronto and nearby regions of Ontario.

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