Injured In A Car Accident? You’re Entitled To Accident Benefits.
Firstly, if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you’re entitled to receive statutory accident benefits. This is regardless of fault. In Ontario, anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident, is entitled to receive statutory benefits. These benefits will help you pay for medical expenses over and above OHIP, rehabilitation expenses, and income replacement benefits.
To sum up, if you are a catastrophic claimant, these benefits are enhanced. They will also include housekeeping, home maintenance, and attendant care.
Car Accident FAQs
What Can A Car Accident Lawyer Do?
Firstly, a car accident lawyer will help you make sense of the overwhelming insurance claims process. Handling this on your own is confusing, time-consuming and stressful. Ideally, you should be prioritizing rest and recovery following a serious car accident. When you work with De Rose Lawyers, get the added peace of mind that we are fighting for your rights on your behalf. Insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with. Therefore, it’s recommended that you let a highly experienced car accident lawyer handle the complications of your insurance claim while you focus on getting better.
Typically, How Long Does A Car Accident Settlement Take?
Wondering how long does a car accident settlement take? To sum up, every car accident and personal injury claim is as unique as the individuals involved. Therefore, it’s difficult to provide a realistic timeline for your case right off the bat. To give you some idea however, the majority of personal injury claims take approximately 1.5 to 2.5 years to reach an agreeable settlement or verdict in court. As a general rule of thumb, the more catastrophic and complex the injury, the longer the litigation process is in general. This is another reason why hiring an experienced car accident lawyer like De Rose, is your best route forward.
Do I Always Need To Submit A Car Accident Report To The Police?
After you’ve just been involved in a car accident, filing a car accident report to the police probably isn’t the first thing that runs through your mind. You’re likely shaken up and thinking about phoning family and friends to inform them about your ordeal. However, it’s important not to take your eye of the ball before you depart the accident scene.
If vehicle damage exceeds $2,000 or more, between both vehicles combined, Ontario law dictates that you need to file a police accident report. Additionally, there are other circumstances whereby you need to submit a car accident report. These include situations where someone is injured, where an accident involves a government vehicle, where an individual is driving without car insurance, and where an individual is driving under the influence. Lastly, you should also submit a car accident report in cases where the accident involves a pedestrian and where damage is caused to either municipal or private property.
What Are The Typical Car Accident Settlement Amounts?
Wondering what are the typical car accident settlement amounts? Again, this is a difficult question to answer without knowing the specifics relating to your individual car accident. Ultimately, settlement amounts will mostly be based on the seriousness of the injury. Secondly, the amount of available insurance coverage is another big factor that determines how much your case will settle for. Hiring a car accident lawyer ensures you have someone researching all of the insurance coverage options available to you. To give you a better idea of De Rose Lawyers’ track record, view our success stories here
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Above all, a financial settlement cannot fully compensate for the pain and loss you have suffered. However, we’ll fight for the compensation you deserve. Therefore, so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation.
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