Motor Vehicle Accidents
The manner in which your accident occurred, whether it was a rear-end, T-bone, head-on, or sideswipe may have an impact not only on liability (fault), but also on the type and/or extent of injuries suffered.
In situations where a passenger of a motor vehicle, including a car, motorcycle, train, bus, or truck suffers injuries in a motor vehicle crash, he or she may be able to advance a claim against the driver of that same vehicle, owner and/or driver of the other vehicle involved, the municipality, or other potential parties.
Unlike vehicles, pedestrians usually do not have a metal body to protect them. As a result the injuries are often much more catastrophic and sometimes fatal. If you have sustained serious injuries or lost a loved one as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation.
Collisions involving public transportation vehicles such as trains, buses, subways, or streetcars, are prevalent in large cities such as Toronto. Given the traffic problems that our city faces, a great number of folks rely on public transportation, on a daily basis, to get to and from their regular destinations.
More often than not, collisions involving trucks or other large commercial vehicles cause devastating injuries and/or death, simply due to the large size and weight of those vehicles.
Motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic and have devastating effects on the lives of victims and their family members. Motorcycle riders are at an extremely high risk for accidents and injuries.
Driving a taxi can be a very stressful and demanding job, particularly in a city like Toronto. Taxi drivers, by the very nature of their jobs, are at a higher risk for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
Medical Care and Assessments
We have a close tie with the medical professionals throughout Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton, Greater Toronto Area, and elsewhere in the province of Ontario. This allows us to in turn to facilitate provision of an excellent level of care to victims of motor vehicle accidents, by accessing their accident benefits and ensuring that those benefits are utilized properly.
On the other hand, access to some of the top specialists in fields such as brain injury, spinal injury, orthopedic injuries, and chronic pain, will ensure that our motor vehicle accident clients are assessed by the best experts in the industry. Personal injury trials, like many other civil trials these days, is often described as “battle of experts”. Therefore, by retaining us you can be confident that you have a superb advantage in the courtroom against your opponents.
In Ontario, Accidents Benefits – a type of no-fault insurance coverage – attach to every automobile insurance policy.
No fault coverage means that if you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, you are entitled to accident benefits, regardless of fault.
Thanks to the auto insurance industry, accident benefits have been eroding in Ontario over the years. However, victims of motor vehicle accidents may still be entitled to a range of benefits including the following:
- Income Replacement Benefits
- Non-Earner Benefits;
- Caregiver Benefits;
- Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits
- Attendant Care Benefits; and,
- Death and Funeral Expenses Benefits.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and believe that you may be entitled to Accident Benefits
You must tell your insurance company about the accident within 7 days