Fatalities Videos

Fatal Accidents and Understanding Grief

Losing a loved one in an unexpected circumstance, such as a vehicle accident, is extremely difficult. Feelings of powerlessness and vulnerability are normal in this situation, and these types of catastrophic events can threaten our emotional security.

Although financial compensation cannot lessen the emotional impact, a settlement may address the financial worries and offset much of the hardship that the family ensures. There are two types of compensation that family members are eligible for: non-pecuniary and pecuniary.

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Understanding What You Need To Know about Fatal Accident Claims in Ontario

The law allows for financial compensation for the loss of a family member, recognizing the significant position that this person held. An experienced lawyer will emphasize the strength and importance of the relationship with the deceased, in order to properly convey the depth of your loss.

Family members may be entitled non-pecuniary and pecuniary loss claims. Non-pecuniary losses involve claims for losses that are not inherently monetary in value, such as the loss of care, guidance, and companionship. Pecuniary claims involve financial losses, such as loss of income or funeral and internment expenses.

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Coping with Grief from the Loss of a Loved One

Grief manifests in both emotional and physical symptoms. Once these emotional and physical symptoms are understood as part of the grieving process, they can be endured with patience. Self-blame and avoiding your emotions are destructive in these situations; if you are coping with grief, your priority must be to take care of yourself. Others can provide the support you need during your difficult time.

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Initial Client Interview: What Personal Injury Victims Can Expect

Typically, personal injury victims do not have experience with the legal process, and therefore do not know how to proceed after being injured. Of course, seeking medical attention should be your top priority. However, after seeking medical attention, you may wonder whether you will require legal representation.

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What Is the Settlement Value for My Injury or Illness?

People often believe that settlement value is mostly determined by the extent of the injury. While this is a factor, the most important information is how the injury has impacted your life. In other words, what does the injury prevent you from being able to do and how does this affect you?

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Preparing for an Insurance Company Independent Medical Examination (IME)

Personal injury clients are often asked to undergo an Independent Medical Examination (IME). IMEs are an independent evaluation of your medical condition conducted by a medical professional.

Questions posed to you may be phrased differently depending on whether the medical examiner was retained by your own lawyer or the insurance company. This video explains how to prepare for an IME conducted for the insurance company and ensure you fully communicate your unique, subjective situation to the medical examiner.

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Examination for Discovery: What Personal Injury Victims Can Expect

An Examination for Discovery is an important part of the legal process for personal injury victims. It is where parties and their lawyers come together to find out what you (the injured person) will say about their lawsuit at court.

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What Happens During the Mediation of a Personal Injury Claim?

One of the most effective ways to settle a personal injury claim is during mediation, which can result in a fair settlement of your case without needing to go to trial.

A personal injury claim mediation has five participants:

  1. You (the Claimant)
  2. Your Injury Lawyer
  3. Insurance Adjuster
  4. Insurance Lawyer
  5. Mediator

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