Carlsbad Springs– Sadly, a 78-year old woman died in a serious motor vehicle accident near Carlsbad Springs on Sunday, November 25, 2012. The fatal car accident involved two cars at the intersection of Devine and Frontier Roads.
The accident happened around 5 p.m. Read more about the motor vehicle accident in this CBC article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/11/26/ottawa-fatal-crash-carlsbad-springs.html
Steps to Take After a Fatal Accident
After a fatal motor vehicle accident, a family member should apply for no fault benefits (statutory accident benefits), usually through the accident victim’s own car insurance. There is a death benefit that will be paid to dependants, regardless of who was at fault for the accident.
There is also insurance coverage to help pay for funeral costs up to a set amount. An Ottawa personal injury lawyer can help you access these benefits and make sure your family receives all the benefits.
If the person who died in the accident was not at fault for the motor vehicle accident, family members may also have personal injury claims. Compensation is available for loss of care, guidance and companionship and also for the deceased person’s loss of income and loss of household services. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you bring a fatal accident claim.
At Auger Hollingsworth Professional Corporation, we regularly represent family members who have lost loved ones in tragic car accidents. Our initial consultation is always free. If you are looking for information after a fatal motor vehicle accident, call Auger Hollingsworth at 613 233-4529. We will help you through this difficult time.