Toronto Car Accident Lawyer
If involved in an auto accident there are a number of important requirements to keep in mind. For one, the injured individual is required by law to contact their insurance within 7 days of the incident and file an Application for Accident Benefits within 30 days of receiving the application. Further, the party interested in filing a claim has 120 days to notify the at-fault driver of their intention to sue and has only two years to file a lawsuit. With requirements in mind, it is imperative those injured consult with a Toronto car accident lawyer as soon as possible to begin filing their injury claim.
Benefits of Legal Representation
While the situation may seem overwhelming, the experience of our car accident attorneys in Toronto allows us to identify your best options and assist you with navigating the complexities of the insurance process. Our lawyers help you start a claim and ensure you get the help you need during your recovery.
Our Toronto car accident lawyers can answer common questions about your rights such as
- Can I sue the driver who caused the accident?
- Should I complete and sign the forms I’ve received in the mail sent from my insurance company?
- Should I consult a Toronto auto accident lawyer first?
Filing a Claim
After an accident, there are two different claims that can be pursued. The first claim is against the at-fault party who caused the accident. This type of claim involves suing the at-fault driver(s) for pain and suffering, lost wages both past and future, health care expenses both past and future, any out of pocket expenses incurred as well as any housekeeping and home maintenance you may require.
The second type of claim is known as an Accident Benefits claim. Many people refer to “Accident Benefits” as “No-Fault Benefits” for one simple reason – Accident Benefits are provided to all parties involved in a car accident irrespective of fault; meaning you could have either been the victim or the cause of the accident, you’re still entitled to benefits.
You could be entitled to Income Replacement Benefits of up to $400.00 dollars per week, Attendant Care Benefits of up to $3000.00 per month up to a maximum of $36,000.00 and Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits of up to $50,000.00. If you were not working at the time of the accident, you may still qualify for a non-earner benefit of $185.00 per week. Additional benefits are provided for persons suffering from catastrophic injuries such as severe brain injury, paraplegia or quadriplegia, loss of limbs or vision or severe psychiatric conditions. To discuss which may apply to your situation consult with a Toronto car accident lawyer.
How a Toronto Auto Accident Lawyer Can Help
If you’ve already submitted the Application for Accident Benefits, it is not too late. We’re here to discuss your ongoing claim with you. As you may have already learned, your insurance company has likely tried to categorize your injuries under the “Minor Injury Guideline”. The impact of this classification is significant. Rather than having $50,000.00 available to you in Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits, your insurance company has limited this benefit to $3,500.00. You will also not qualify for attendant care.
With Preszler Law Firm at your side, our Toronto car accident lawyers will fight for your right to get the treatment and care you need. Our auto accident lawyers know that insurance companies are required to prove you have a minor injury, not for you to prove your injuries are more serious.
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