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Wrongful death claim Ontario

Paciocco& Mellow handles Wrongful death claim Ontario. The death of a family member can be an extremely traumatic experienced. The Wrongful death lawyers at Paciocco& Mellow are available to help you through this most difficult of times. We can provided assistance with insurance claims, as well as with a lawsuit against the person or persons responsible for the death of your loved one. Call us at (519) 915-7673 for a free initial consultation with one of our experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Windsor.

Family members are permitted to bring a Wrongful death claim Ontario pursuant to the Ontario Family Law Act. The Family Law Act permits the spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters of the deceased to bring a claim against the person or persons who were at fault for or whose negligence caused the death. The usual limitations periods apply to such claims, so it is important to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after the death of a family member. The general limitation period for Wrongful death claim Ontario is two years from the date of the death. However, a much shorter period applies if the claim is brought against a municipality or other public body. Also, the limitation period for a person who is under the age of eighteen years does not start to run until his or her eighteenth birthday. This means that generally speaking, a minor has until two years after his or her eighteenth birthday to start a claim.

If the deceased died as the result of a motor vehicle accident, Statutory Accident Benefits are available from the automobile insurer. A benefit of $6,000.00, or more if optional benefits have been purchased, is available for funeral expenses incurred as the result of the death. Additionally, a Death Benefit is also available through Statutory Accident Benefits. There persons who may have a claim for this Death Benefit are: the spouse of the deceased person, the dependants of the deceased person, the former spouse of the deceased person, and persons that the deceased was dependent on at the time of the accident. The Car Accident Lawyers at Paciocco& Mellow are available to answer any questions you may have concerning Statutory Accident Benefits.

The experienced lawyers at Paciocco& Mellow will ensure that you receive all the compensation available to you as the result of the death of a loved one. We will provided you with personalized service and treat you with the utmost kindness and compassion. Please call Paciocco& Mellow today at (519)973-7673.