Toronto Snowmobile Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a snowmobile accident, you may be eligible for accident benefits and other forms of financial compensation. You must act quickly to secure these resources. Provincial laws dictate that you have only 7 days to inform insurance companies of an accident. Additionally, you get just 30 days to file for Accident Benefits after receiving the application.
You also have only two years to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver for your pain and suffering, lost wages and other expenses and that missing this limitation period may prejudice you for the rest of your life.
The injury lawyers at the Preszler Law Firm have more than 50 years of experience helping victims throughout Ontario. We focus on a wide variety of serious injury claims, including those that involve off-road vehicles like snowmobiles. Our Toronto snowmobile accident lawyers can help you meet all of the deadlines and other requirements associated with pursuing fair compensation.
Types of Injuries in Toronto
High speeds and vehicle design contribute to the high rate of serious injuries in snowmobile accidents.
Some of the most common – and costly – injuries in a snowmobile collision can include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury/fracture or paralysis
- Neck injuries or fractures
- Broken bones
- Facial injuries
- Internal injuries (such as hemorrhaging or bleeding)
- Scarring; and
- Loss of limbs
The severity of the injuries will depend on the circumstances of the accident. Recovery may take months or even years in the most serious cases. As a victim, you and your Toronto snowmobile injury lawyer have two options to pursue compensation: Accident Benefits and a tort claim. Accident Benefits are available to you regardless of fault. A tort claim – otherwise known as a lawsuit – is available only if someone else was at-fault for your snowmobile accident. This may include another snowmobile driver or someone driving a car or other vehicle.
Accident Benefits can provide you some financial relief. You may be able to receive up to $50,000 to address medical costs, up to $400 a week to address lost income, and up to $3,000 a month for attendant care up to a maximum of $36,000. If you were not working, you may qualify for a non-earner benefit of $185 per week. If your injuries were particularly severe – such as the loss of a limb, severe brain injury or paralysis – you may be eligible for additional catastrophic benefits.
On the other hand, if your insurance company classifies your injuries as “minor,” you may receive only a fraction of your due medical benefits and no attendant care. Our snowmobile injury lawyers in Toronto, Ontario are vigilant in protecting injured victims’ rights to fair recovery. We value the importance of your long-term health and wellbeing and will fight vigorously to protect your interests.
If you believe someone else was at-fault for your accident, you may have the grounds for a tort claim. In a successful tort claim you may recover benefits that include medical care expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other out-of-pocket costs, such as the expense of hiring someone to clean your home or help around the house during your physical recovery or into the future. You’ll be obligated to first file for Accident Benefits so you must be certain you meet all deadlines and other qualifications. Our Toronto snowmobile accident lawyers can handle this and all other aspects of your injury claim while you focus on recovery.
Contact a Snowmobile Injury Lawyer
Time is not on your side in the wake of a snowmobile accident. You and your Toronto snowmobile accident lawyer have just 30 days in which to file for Accident Benefits from the date you receive the application and a mere 7 days in which to alert your insurance company. There is no cost to schedule an initial consultation to learn about your potential snowmobile accident claim. Most important, there is never a fee unless we recover money for you.