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Serious Car Accidents

What legally happens if I’m injured in a car accident?


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.

Are there time limits to make a claim?

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.

Can I sue the At-Fault Party?

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.

Why should I choose your law firm?

We are proud of the way we personally take care of your case. Like every individual, every case is unique. By all means get your free consultation and take advantage of our policy of “win or it’s free”. Why do doctors and other lawyers recommend us? Because we are affordable and effective – Lawyers You Can Trust

What Our Clients Say

Thank you so much for your wonderful help and patience. You helped me get through a terrible time in my life. You're the best!
C.R., Richmond Hill

Lawrence Weltman is the most supportive, caring and effective lawyer I have ever met. He handled my accident claim with amazing results. His fee which only came at the end of the case. It was the most reasonable rate of all the law firms we checked. I recommend this firm 100%.

J.C., Vaughan
"I felt they were at fault but I wasn’t sure if I had a case… I was extremely pleased with Mr. Weltman’s service. He was confident and experienced. The staff was very helpful. Not only did I not pay anything up front but his fee at the end was actually less than we had discussed… It was all explained in writing. I felt that there was justice in the end. When my case was settled I was able to buy a new car…"
F.R., Mississauga, Ontario.
"The loss of our son in this senseless accident was unbearable at times… It was comforting at least that our case was handled with great sensitivity. I knew he was sincere when his eyes welled up at times throughout our meetings. Mr. Weltman is a strong advocate and a most caring individual. He sat down with us and explained the law.... Of all the settlements in this multi-victim collision we understand we got the highest amount… We would certainly recommend Mr. Weltman to anyone who has suffered a loss in a serious accident."
W.J., Barrie, Ontario.

"There were times we wanted to settle earlier but Mr. Weltman explained that once we settle that is it. It didn’t seem like such a big case at first…over time we saw….our daughter’s injury was not completely resolved. I am grateful that we waited the necessary time before we settled the claim. … it turned out my daughter’s injury required more surgery and she had a real rough time in dealing with the situation.. The insurance company wasn’t taking us seriously… Mr. Weltman was there with us all the way. At the end it was really worth the wait and we didn’t have to go to court."

M.H., Thornhill, Ontario.
"You made yourself available... We met with other lawyers but we trusted you the most. You showed us the way to present our loss so the insurance people appreciated who our father was and what he meant to our family, especially our mother. …we could talk to you and understood the way the system works. Thank you Lawrence so much for your expert and professional assistance."
M.A., Toronto, Ontario.
"My father is in the insurance business and he was amazed that you were able to get me the money you did when you settled my case. Thanks a million….I already recommended you to my friend and wouldn’t hesitate to do so again."
K.S., Toronto, Ontario.
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