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Wrongful death possible in fatal accident in Toronto

One man is dead and another individual was badly hurt after an accident in Cabbagetown in Toronto on the afternoon of July 31, according to police. Toronto police responded to the fatal crash just after 7:00 a.m. and are still in the process of determining what caused the accident that involved two pedestrians. Under Ontario law, the driver may face criminal charges and/or wrongful death/personal injury suits in civil court, should the victims or their families choose to file them.

Wrongful death case possible in death of 4 year old

A tragic crash the night of June 11 claimed the life of a 4-year-old boy in Innisfil, according to local sources. South Simcoe Police have reported the accident involved two cars and are still investigating the particulars of the crash. While no charges have yet been filed, the family of the deceased child may choose to file a wrongful death suit in an Ontario civil court.

Teen sentenced in wrongful death of girl

A teenage boy believed to be responsible for a car crash that claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl has been sentenced, according to local sources. The 15-year-old boy, who was 14 at the time of the accident, was found guilty in an Ontario court and a sentence has been passed down. It is unknown whether the family of the deceased victim has filed, or will file, a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. 

Wrongful death possible in case of fatal motorcycle crash

A decorated firefighter tragically lost his life in a car accident in North York, according to local sources. Ontario police responded to the scene of an accident involving the 30-year-old motorcyclist and another vehicle. So far, they have not filed charges against the surviving driver, but this does not preclude the family's ability to file a wrongful death suit against that individual in regard to this case. 

Wrongful death possible in death of child

Tragedy struck the Scarborough area on the afternoon of April 21 when a child was killed in a car accident. Ontario authorities are still investigating the fatal crash that claimed the life of a 6-year-old boy and may have also injured his mother. While police have not filed charges against the driver at this time, the family may still choose to pursue a wrongful death suit. 

Wrongful death suit filed in death of teen

The family of a teenager who was struck and killed in a car accident in Mississauga is filing a lawsuit against the driver involved in the crash, as well as the municipality and the region as a whole. Ontario residents may be aware of the accident that killed a 15-year-old girl in December. The family has pointed to faulty streetlights at the intersection where the accident occurred as a partial cause for their daughter's death. They have filed a wrongful death suit in civil court. 

Wrongful death suit possible following car accident in Brampton

Police officers in Peel Region are still searching for clues as to the cause of a two-car accident in Brampton on the morning of March 12. Ontario police officers were on the scene of the accident at approximately 7:46 a.m. One man died, and two others were reported to be in serious condition. No criminal charges have yet been filed. Regardless, it may be possible for the family of the deceased man to file a wrongful death suit in connection with this case. 

Ontario mother entitled to file wrongful death claim

A tragic accident claimed the life of a 15-year-old girl in Mississauga late last year. The girl was fatally struck by a vehicle, leaving her family in mourning. Thankfully, here in Ontario, the girl's mother may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver involved in the accident, even if no official criminal charges are filed. 

Ontario family could sue for wrongful death in fatal accident

A head-on crash has claimed the life of a woman in London, according to local sources. Ontario authorities arrested the driver of the vehicle that struck hers, citing him for impaired driving. In addition to criminal charges, a wrongful death suit is also possible in this case. 

Drunk driver may face wrongful death lawsuit

A man accused of driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of a deadly car crash on Bloor Street in Toronto is now facing charges. Ontario authorities have filed six charges, including DUI causing death. The families of the deceased victims are in a good position to file wrongful death lawsuits against the driver apart from the criminal charges he already faces. 

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