Peterborough Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents can happen to anyone. By engaging in wrongful conduct on the road, negligent drivers put the lives– and livelihoods– of other road-users at risk.
As a result of another driver’s negligence, unsuspecting road-users can sustain injuries ranging in severity from moderate to catastrophic. These injuries frequently include:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Strains and sprains
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Facial and dental injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- And more
Depending on the nature of their occupation, the daily tasks required of them, and the types of injuries they have sustained, car accident survivors often find it impossible to continue working in their current positions. Simply because a complete stranger acted inappropriately on the road, injured accident victims could suffer the debilitating physical, psychological, and financial consequences for years following their collision.
The province’s Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act mandates that all Ontario drivers must be insured. All automobile insurance policies in the province must provide the coverage outlined in the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS). Therefore, all injured car crash survivors should be able to recover no-fault accident benefits from their insurance provider to cover some of the injury-related expenses they incurred as a result of their involvement in a collision. Accident benefits should be available to anyone who sustained injuries as the result of a motor vehicle collision, even if their own wrongful actions behind the wheel instigated the accident.
However, depending on the severity of the injuries they have sustained and the impact it has had on a car accident victim’s ability to continue working or performing routine tasks, the accident benefits available to them are often not sufficient to cover their total losses. For example, if a driver sustains a spinal cord injury (SCI), they might lose the use of parts of their body. Since their injury is considered to be catastrophic, the injured car crash survivor could be entitled to a maximum of $1 million in accident benefits to offset their costs of medical expenses. But, according to research available through the National Library of Medicine, a single Canadian’s estimated lifetime expenses resulting from a severe SCI could range from $1.5 million to $3 million. The maximum amount of insurance coverage available to them is, therefore, woefully insufficient.
Even less severe injuries can have profound impacts on a car crash survivor’s physical and mental health, and on their pocketbooks. If your collision was caused by another driver’s negligence and you sustained compensable injuries as a result, consider contacting our Peterborough car accident lawyers. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 1-800-JUSTICE.
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By working with our car accident lawyers serving Peterborough, you might be able to recover the maximum amount of compensation to which you are rightfully owed. Learn more about options for financial recovery that might be available to you by booking your free initial consultation with our Peterborough car accident lawyers. Contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today to get started.