The purpose of insurance is to try to bring your life back to what it was before your accident. That of course applies to accidents where people have to live with serious injuries, but it also applies to accidents where people pass away because of their injuries.

A family member’s passing can have serious financial consequences for their family. Funeral arrangements can be very expensive, and there’s also a long-lasting financial impact if that person was earning income. It can be the difference between making a mortgage payment and losing the house.

That’s why in certain cases, family members can make an insurance claim on behalf of the family member that passed away. That can include spouses, children, and parents.

Our legal team has handled many fatal accident cases, so you can trust our expertise. Fatal accident claims can include many types of insurance claims, including:
  • Canada Pension Plan death benefits
  • Section B “No-Fault” benefits
  • Life insurance
  • Funeral expenses
  • Head of household indemnity
This type of accident can be one of the most difficult to deal with. We offer free consultations to help with any questions you may have.

Do I really need a lawyer?

Hiring a lawyer to represent you is completely optional. You can choose to handle your insurance claim alone if you want to.

Some people choose to do it themselves to save on legal fees, but we believe that in those cases the outcome will be worse than if they had hired a lawyer to represent them.

The insurance company has a whole team of adjusters and lawyers on their side with years of experience in making sure insurance payouts - including yours - are as small as possible. A lawyer with experience in insurance claims, on the other hand, will fight for you to make sure you get the full compensation you deserve.

What our clients say

This wasn’t my first time dealing with a lawyer, but I liked Marie-Josée’s honest, no-nonsense approach. She was very good at explaining the details of my case through the whole process and was always professional and organized. The whole Fidelis team is very welcoming and they are great at making you feel comfortable and relaxed. I would definitely call Marie-Josée if I need help in the future, and I already referred one of my friends to her!

LB