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

I was an avid cyclist, loved my daily zen, enjoyed gardening, snow shoeing, walking, ATVing, and much more. After being cut off while cycling my daily bouts of physical activity ceased, due to a back injury caused by the collision. I sought medical attention and was referred to a variety of professionals, none of which really helped. 

Several months after the accident my pain was worsening. Fearing I would not recover, I contacted a lawyer, Justin Robichaud.

From the moment I met Mr. Robichaud he was professional and empathetic. He was honest, understanding and provided great guidance. With my condition worsening, he connected me with a specialist who helped me, and continues to help me, on my road to recovery. It has been nearly five years since my accident and I continue to regain my life, slowly resuming daily activities and physical activity.

Mr. Robichaud and his team listen. They are understanding. They return phone calls and emails, including on evenings and weekends. I highly recommend Fidelis Law and the team working with Mr. Robichaud!

CB