In Ontario, the law affecting accident victims involving a motor vehicle is complicated. Whether you are injured in your own car, hit by another, or if you were injured as a pedestrian or riding a bicycle, you may still have rights to compensation against an insurance company or against the at-fault party. These rights include Accident Benefits (which you can claim regardless of who was at fault). Sometimes you have to prove the fault (or at least some fault) against one or more third parties (the tort claim). There are several restrictions for recovery depending on the case.
In the event of such an accident, you need the valuable assistance, compassion, and experience that our law firm provides to help you navigate the maze created by Ontario automobile legislation. You need expert legal advice which we provide at Weltman, Bernstein to ease your pain and make sure you are not taken advantage of by the insurance company. You may be entitled to compensation for income loss, medical rehabilitation benefits, housekeeping and more. For thirty years we have been getting accident victims the compensation they deserve.
Yes there are. There are specific deadlines for submitting claims and starting legal action. We have the know-how victims need to make sure that their interests are protected. When you or someone you care about is in the aftermath of a serious accident, you need the information and help to make sure your interests are protected. The insurance company may contact directly, you but remember, their bottom line is to save their company money, not make sure that you get the most you are legally entitled to. That’s why you should be speaking to a lawyer first. That’s where we come in: to take the strain off you at a difficult time and guide you through the complex forms and red tape involved in making these claims successful.
If there is a party that caused the accident (called a “third party”) then subject to a “statutory deductible”, you may make a claim for pain and suffering (called “general damages”). You may also make a claim if the circumstances justify it, for a loss of competitive advantage or future loss of earnings, and loss of housekeeping capacity and other “special damages. Here you absolutely need the assistance of an experienced lawyer. You have to prove a serious permanent injury resulting in an impairment of an important bodily function to meet the threshold of recovery. Such injuries may be psychological as well as physical. Even a disfiguring scar might qualify. Sometimes certain serious soft-tissue or whiplash injuries might qualify. Do not hesitate to contact us for a free evaluation of your claim.
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