Potential Damages Following An Accident
When filing a claim for pain and suffering in Ontario, there are several things to consider concerning what may be possible in your case. For more information about potential damages following an accident, as well as restrictions on pain and suffering recovery for the victims of personal injury accidents, contact us today and see how Preszler Law Firm may be able to help you.
The Ontario government has made it difficult for accident victims to recover money for your pain and suffering and healthcare needs. To be entitled to either pain or suffering or healthcare compensation, you need to be able to prove that you have a permanent, serious impairment or a permanent, serious disfigurement. This is referred to as “The Threshold.” If you do not meet the threshold, you are not entitled to any pain and suffering or healthcare compensation. Even if you meet the statutory threshold, the government has also introduced something called a deductible. What this means is that if a jury awards you $50,000 in damages, you are only entitled to receive roughly $14,000. The deductible will not apply if your pain and suffering is worth more than $126,000.