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    HomeNews & ArticlesSocial Justice: Law Should Offer Real Compensation to Children Who Lose Parents

    Social Justice: Law Should Offer Real Compensation to Children Who Lose Parents

    October 22, 2012  |  By:  Oatley Vigmond

    The low quantum of damages in fatal accident cases is difficult to understand. This insightful article highlights that “the law doesn’t presume any compensable award for loss of guidance, care, and companionship by an eligible family member”, and discusses how the outcome of a recent Ontario court decision in the Vokes Estate v. Palmer  case may aid in changing the law to provide adequate compensation for the loss of a life.

    The Vokes Estate v. Palmer case was a result of a tragic accident that occurred on July 31, 2006, on Highway 6/21 in Owen Sound, Ont. Randall A. Palmer was travelling at 120 kilometres per hour in a 50-kilometre zone when the fatal accident occurred leading to the death of Michelle Vokes.

    Click here to read this article written by Alan Shanoff.

    Click here to read the Court of Appeal’s decision.

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