If you have been involved in an automobile accident, you need to fill out an insurance claim to recoup expenses that you incur. Many feel that they can save money by filling out the claim forms by themselves, but this is not always the case. As cases get more complicated, hiring a personal injury lawyer to help with the paperwork is a good idea.
When you are injured in an automobile accident, it is best to obtain legal counsel to help negotiate a fair settlement. Lawyers are not free and many people who are injured do not have the funds for legal counsel. That is why many offices work with contingency fee arrangements, which are a great option for those that do not have the funds available.
Being involved in an automobile accident is tragic enough, but add in a brain trauma and life will forever be impacted. It does not matter if it has affected your brain, or if it is the brain of a loved one, hiring a personal injury lawyer that is knowledgeable in catastrophic injuries is something you will want to look into. They will at least be able to offer advice.
If you are not 100% at fault, a claim can be made. Tort claims can be made for:
- general damages (pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of amenities)
- loss of income
- housekeeping costs
- future care expenses
- other out of pocket expenses.
To preserve your claim, the law requires that the at fault person be put on notice within 120 days from the date of the accident and a lawsuit be filed in court within 2 years.
No-Fault accident benefits apply to any person in Ontario who has been injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle, regardless of who is at fault for the accident. That includes drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. These benefits, by law, are part of every car insurance policy sold in Ontario. They are paid according to a set of rules called the “Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule”, that determines what benefits you can qualify for.
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Each personal injury case is unique, and requires dedication, professionalism, expertise and a personal, hands-on approach. If you have suffered injury due to the negligence of others or are being denied disability benefits, Tony Lafazanis will guide you through every step of the legal process, and ensure you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
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