Accidents can be devastating not only to the person who was involved in the accident, but also to their families. When a family member dies in an accident, the loss is permanent and life changing. Hooper Law advocated successfully on behalf of a woman who was in a stable relationship with her partner, though they weren’t married and had not yet lived together for three years. They were expecting a daughter when her partner was killed in a motor vehicle accident.
Hooper Law’s advocacy resulted in the Court finding that the woman fit into the arguably unclear definitions of “spouse” in the applicable legislation, allowing her to be compensated for the life-changing loss of her partner, even though their daughter had not yet been born.