If you were in a car accident and were injured due to another driver’s recklessness, carelessness, or negligence, contact a car accident lawyer serving Napanee today. The legal team at Preszler Injury Lawyers can conduct an independent investigation, build your case, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. Call our car accident lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE.
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Rights and Responsibilities
If you have been in a car accident, your safety should come first. Move your car if necessary to a safe location out of the roadway and out of an intersection or traffic. You are legally required to remain at the scene of the accident. If you leave the scene of an accident in Canada, you may face criminal charges under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Under the Motor Vehicle Act (Chapter 318), you have the right to obtain the name and address of any driver involved in the collision. Remember to write down the license plates of all the other drivers and obtain their insurance information as well. If a peace officer arrives, all of the parties involved are required to give information to him/her. Additionally, inspect your vehicle for any kind of damage. You have the right to take photographs of the scene of the accident and visit with any witnesses and obtain their information as well.
Obtain medical treatment as soon as possible. Many injuries are not noticeable immediately after a car accident, such as whiplash, spinal cord injuries, and concussions. Being examined by a medical professional will help you not only with your health but establish a record of your medical bills and treatments in case you file a claim later to receive compensation for your injuries.
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You should contact your insurance company as soon as possible after the car accident. There is a possibility if you wait too long to file a claim with your insurance company, they may not accept it. The following steps will occur after your visit with your insurance company.
- The insurance company will assign a claims adjuster to your case. He/she will make a determination regarding how much compensation you are owed according to your specific insurance policy.
- The insurance adjuster will request that you complete several forms, such as a Proof of Loss form that will act as a sworn statement of the events surrounding the car accident.
- The insurance adjuster will request you provide basic information regarding the accident, and also request any of the information you obtained from the other parties involved in the collision.
- The insurance company will conduct an investigation and determine liability.
Insurance companies have teams of adjusters working on their side and will likely give you an initial offer for compensation that is low. Discussing your case with the insurance company can be overwhelming and frustrating. The car accident lawyers at Preszler Injury Lawyers can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and help you obtain the amount of compensation you are owed for your injuries. Call our car accident lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE.
Injuries and Medical Claims
If you were injured in the accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your injuries could result in more than just medical bills. The following are the most common expenses and costs that are associated with car accident injuries.
Medical bills related to a car accident injury may be astronomical. Additionally, there may be physical therapy and medical costs that will be life-long due to permanent injuries. Along with doctor’s visits could be medical testing, such as x-rays, MRIs, CT scans and other tests. Prescription medications may be necessary, and different therapies may be ordered. The medical bills you incur should be compensated by the person who was liable for the accident.
During the recovery time after a car accident, you may be unable to go to work due to medical injuries. Concussions, whiplash, spinal injuries, broken bones, and other serious injuries can easily cause you to be unable to work. If you miss work as a result of a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to recover those lost wages.
There may be other related expenses that you can receive compensation for after your car accident. If you need an attendant to care for you as you recover, or have items that were damaged in your vehicle, you may be able to receive compensation for these related expenses.
Pain and Suffering
Tort claims for “pain and suffering” will succeed only if the judge makes the determination that your injuries are both “serious and permanent.” This threshold is extremely high to meet and unfortunately is oftentimes difficult to obtain. Therefore, even if the other driver was texting while driving, driving while intoxicated, or violated traffic laws, you will not obtain pain and suffering unless you meet this threshold.
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Contact a Car Accident Lawyer Serving Napanee
If you were a victim of someone’s negligence that resulted in a car accident, you may have the right to receive compensation for your losses. We can help you understand your rights, negotiate with insurance companies, and help you build your case. Contact Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE today. There is a limited time to pursue compensation under the Limitations Act.