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Car Accidents and Wrongful Death

Motor vehicle accidents are the #1 cause of accidental injury or death in Canada.

When someone is injured or killed in a car accident, their life and those of their family members change forever. The physical, emotional and financial strain is difficult to deal with alone — you and your family members have the right to compensation from the person whose negligence caused the death or injury. Insurance companies know their rights and the laws surrounding car accidents and wrongful death. You should too.

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Understanding your legal rights in a car accident claim

Beckett has represented and helped thousands of people whose lives have been affected by motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death. We can help you understand your legal rights and help you get the compensation you deserve from the person whose negligence caused an injury or death. Our lawyers have the experience, expertise and compassion necessary to help you through your car accident or wrongful death claim.

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Whiplash injuries and car accidents

Whiplash injuries are one of the most common types of injuries resulting from a car accident. Whiplash is not typically life-threatening and most people involved in minor motor vehicle accidents recover quickly. However, some more serious cases of whiplash can cause chronic pain for years after the accident. If you have been involved in a car accident and have a whiplash injury, it is important to consider legal action to seek compensation for the losses and injuries you have suffered.

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How to start a car accident or wrongful death claim

If you are suffering from car accident injuries or are seeking justice for the death of a family member, simply call our London office to provide us with information about your case. If your car accident injury prevents you from being able to come to us, we can also make house calls and hospital visits. We will work with you to ensure that you understand the legal process and that we have all the information we need before we start a lawsuit. We will then file the Statement of Claim, which is the document that will start your car accident or wrongful death lawsuit. We will alert you to other benefits you are eligible for through your insurance company and help you apply for them. We can also direct you to various health care providers who have helped our clients suffering from whiplash or other car accident related injuries.

Types of compensation available for a wrongful death claim:

  • Compensation for loss of care, guidance, and companionship
  • Compensation for loss of financial support and pension benefits
  • Compensation for loss of household services
  • Handyperson assistance
  • Funeral expenses


"I suffered lower back injuries in a car crash which forced me to retire early. I lost everything after the accident and even had to go bankrupt. The insurance company refused to settle the case and Chris Beckett took my case to trial. The Jury awarded more than three times what we offered to settle for. Now I can live the rest of my life comfortably." Leon, London, ON

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