For most parents the thought of a child dying is one of the most horrifying things that could happen. Losing multiple children in an accident that could have been prevented is unthinkable. Sadly, Ontario parents are currently mourning the loss of three children. The children’s grandfather also died as a result of the car crash that ended the young siblings’ lives too soon. Their grandmother, who was driving, survived, but suffered serious injuries.
According to authorities, the vehicle in which the children and their grandparents were traveling wasT-boned by another vehicle. The 29-year-old man who was driving that car is accused of driving drunk and has been charged with 12 impaired-driving offences.
There is no question that as a result of the deadly crash, the lives of those left behind have been changed forever. It will likely take the children’s grandmother some time to heal from her injuries and she could even face permanent pain and disability. She could face psychological issues as well. The trauma of the crash that resulted in the loss of not only her husband, but three grandchildren, could haunt her for years to come in the form of post traumatic stress disorder. Individuals who suffer from PTSD often find it difficult to function and lead a “normal” life.
While there is nothing that can be done to change what happened, the woman could seek compensation for her pain and suffering via a personal injury lawsuit. Similarly, the parents of the deceased children could also seek damages for their loss. In either situation, the first step is to contact a lawyer who has experience handling these sorts of cases.