One of the hardest things to deal with is the accidental deaths of a loved one. A death is defined as wrongful when a person is killed as a result of the negligent actions or misconduct of another person, business, or entity.
This includes the failure to maintain one’s property, a death resulting from an automobile accident, a slip and fall resulting in death, or even in cases of manslaughter.
Any case where an untimely death is caused by something other than natural causes has the potential to be a wrongful death suit. In the event of a wrongful death claim, the people eligible to collect damages are the deceased person’s surviving immediate family members – the spouse and children
Though any accident has the potential to be a tragedy, crossing accidents are some of the most tragic and common.
Crossing accidents represented one of the most serious types of rail incidents in 2013, with 20% of these accidents resulting in either serious or fatal injuries. There were 188 crossing accidents in Canada in 2013, consistent with the average of the past five years. 23 of these resulted in fatalities, again on par with the average of the past 5 years. In total, 31 people were fatally injured in these accidents, higher than the five-year average of 25 fatalities per year. Surprisingly, 42 per cent of crossing fatalities last year were pedestrians – 13 fatalities.
It’s important that we as pedestrians respect the lights, warnings, and other preventative measures put in place to avoid a crossing accident from occurring. However, if you have lost a love one due to the pure fault of the driver or operator, it’s important you speak with a personal injury lawyer.
The Clarke Law Team understands the difficulty in handling a claim while grieving. That’s why it’s important to choose an experienced wrongful death lawyer to support you in your claim.
Through Natalie Clarke’s years of experience as a personal injury lawyer she has recovered monetary compensation for countless immediate families of victims. Clarke law pursues full compensation for the death of your family member, including financial and emotional support. Possible compensation that you may be entitled to can include:
• Loss of future economic support
• Loss of potential inheritance
• Medical expenses
• Funeral expenses
• Loss of companionship
Contact The Clarke Law team and allow Natalie Clarke to evaluate your case and advise you on your rights, as well as the steps involved in pursuing your claim.