Home > Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents > Fatal motor vehicle accidents can happen despite good planning

Fatal motor vehicle accidents can happen despite good planning

Sometimes, despite making all the right decisions, the wrong thing still happens. This is sometimes the case with fatal motor vehicle accidents. Supporting evidence for this sad truth came recently after a crash claimed the life of a young woman in southern Ontario.

The accident happened on the night of Feb. 24, in Hamilton. Four young women called for a ride-share pick up just before 11 p.m. The group was on their way to a party, and made the choice to leave their own cars at home.

As the car made its way through an intersection on Mountain Road, a vehicle travelling along the crossing street failed to stop for the stop sign. The vehicle struck the hired car broadside, killing one young woman in her 20s, and injuring the remaining occupants, including one who is in serious condition at a nearby hospital. The 32-year-old driver of the other vehicle was allegedly intoxicated, and she has been charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm and impaired driving causing death.

While there is little doubt the accident will leave lasting physical and mental reminders for the survivors of the crash, it may be the family of the young woman who perished that suffers the most. Though justice may be served in legal terms, some measure of compensation for the family might also be appropriate.

Money cannot bring a loved one back, but it can help with funeral expenses or provide some relief for lost wages, earning potential and emotional damage. Fatal motor vehicle accidents are among the most devastating personal injury cases. A skilled but sensitive Ontario lawyer can help during this troubling time.

Source: chch.com, “Niagara police investigate fatal crash“, Feb. 25, 2017

Contact Bergeron | Clifford LLP

Let us help you if you have been injured anywhere in Eastern Ontario. Contact us at 866-384-5886 or fill out our online form. We can meet at any of our office locations, including Kingston, Ottawa, Whitby, Carleton Place, Perth or wherever is most convenient for you.

Insurance Tactics

This article, hosted by the American Association of Justice, shows us how some insurance companies unjustly deny claims, discriminate by credit score, delay payments until death, and employ other tactics to make sure they make the most profit as possible, […]

Bergeron Clifford Takes the Gold!

Bergeron Clifford is proud to support Kingston Literacy by participating in the 15th Annual Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee. The Bee took place on May 17th, 2009, at the Ambassador Hotel, which is a new venue for the event. Team […]

ccla-abcc logo
Nanavut logo
northumberland-county-law-association logo
the-advocates-society logo
ontario-trial-lawyers-association logo