If you have been injured in a car accident, you may not even realize the benefits you are entitled to. In the aftermath of an accident the process is so overwhelming that people often rely on the insurance company to provide them with fair and reasonable compensation for their losses and injuries. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not always have your best interests in mind and they will often undercut you or deny your claim altogether.
If your car accident claim has been denied, contact a lawyer in Toronto immediately. Even if your claims has not been denied you should contact, a Toronto car accident lawyer so that they can explain your right to you and give you an understanding of the process. A Toronto car accident lawyer will also fight for you and use their resources to ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Car accidents in Ontario are happening at an alarming rate, and a significant number of car accidents are happening in greater Toronto area. The results of being injured in a car accident can be devastating to you and your family. Dealing in the aftermath of a car accident with severe pain and loss of function and trying to support yourself and your family can be devastating. You may be unable to get around, unable to work and as you find yourself struggling to adapt to your injuries, you have no money coming in.
It does not take very long before your savings run out, and your credit cards to reach their max. Our team understands the challenges facing car accident victims in Toronto, and we want to help you avoid the perils of mounting debt.
Injuries sustained in car accidents can include:
Car accident victims can be left with lifelong physical and mental disabilities, causing disruptions to their everyday routines and drastically reduce the quality of their lives. They may also experience mobility issues, impaired social functioning, psychological complications, medical complications, difficulty performing their activities of daily living, and sleep issues.
Car accident victims can also suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) which can cause permanent impairments in neural function, memory, social and coping skills, along with personality and behavioural changes. Sadly, all to often these symptoms lead to severe changes in one’s everyday life, inability to work, loss of independence, as well as interference with interpersonal relationships.
An experienced car accident lawyer in Toronto understands the impact that these devastating injuries can have on your life and your family, and will fight for compensation to ensure that you will be able to get all of the medical care, home care, and specialized services, that you need.
If you, or a loved one, has been seriously injured in a car accident which was caused by a negligent driver you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries and losses. A car accident lawyer in Toronto will help you do that. You have a limited amount of time to make a claim. Consult with a lawyer in Toronto who specializes in car accidents as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. A Toronto car accident lawyer will fight for you and your family to ensure that you are fairly treated and that you recover the maximum settlement from the person who caused your accident.
Knowledge is power. Having by having a Toronto car accident lawyer on your side will ensure that you know your rights, understand the process and the law.
This is a complicated area of law. To be successful you will need to prove a number of things before you are compensated. Firstly, you will need to prove that the other persons caused the car accident. A Toronto car accident lawyer will help you prove this by obtaining information from the Police, requesting vehicle damage documentation, speaking to witnesses and as required hiring engineers to comment on how the collision happened.
To be successful in recovering money from the negligent driver who caused the car accident you will need to prove the extent of the injuries you sustained. A Toronto car accident lawyer can help do this by requesting records and reports from Paramedics who treated you, hospitals, family doctors and specialist who have treated you since your car accident. A Toronto car accident lawyer can also send you to experts to give opinions on the nature and extent of your injuries, your prognosis, the impact that your injuries have on your ability to work and enjoy life in the manner you did before your car accident. Having a Toronto car accident lawyer will increase your chances of either negotiating a fair settlement or being successful at a trial.
No matter the cause of the accident a lawyer in Toronto will help you get the maximum amount of compensation available. The professionals at Schiffmann Law have recovered millions of dollars in damages for victims of car accidents involving:
If you have been in a car accident, try to stay calm and remain at the scene. Failure to remain at the scene of an accident can result in criminal charges. Financial Services Commission of Ontario advises that you don’t argue with other drivers, and never admit fault at the scene or agree to pay for any damages.
The collision should be immediately reported to the Police by calling 911. If anyone is injured, the 911 Operator should be advised so that they can dispatch Paramedics or other emergency services.
In case where the people involved are not injured and the damage to the vehicles involved is less than $2,000 the Police may not attend at the scene and the 911 Operator my direct you to attend at the local Collision Reporting Centre. You can locate the nearest Collision Reporting Centre using this online this online tool. If the 911 Operator tells you to go to the nearest Collision Reporting Centre make sure that you obtain the following information; the name, address and phone number of the other diver; particulars of the other driver’s insurance and their Ontario license plate number; as well as details of the street names and how the car accident happened. It is also important to get the names and contact information for any witnesses.
After you have contacted the police, try to take as many pictures as you can if you are able. Take pictures of your car, any other cars involved and any witnesses. Make a note of weather and traffic conditions.
When the police arrive they will take a detailed report from you. Read it over carefully before signing, and this should be the only thing that you sign at the scene. The police officer will provide you a card with their name, badge number, and contact number for you to follow up with. They may also provide you with an occurrence report number. You should retain all of this information.
If any of the cars need to be towed, keep track of the company that takes them.
If you seek medical attention or attend therapy immediately after the collision ensure that you keep all of your receipts to ensure that you can later recover any out of pocket medical expenses that occur as a result of the accident.
A Toronto car accident lawyer can advise you of your rights, and help ensure that you receive the compensation you are owed from the insurance company.
You only have seven (7) days from the date of your accident to inform your insurance company of the accident to be entitled to benefits so it is best to do this immediately.
They will send you an application for benefits that must be returned within 30 days from the date you receive it in order to receive benefits.
If you or a family member has sustained a serious and permanent injury in an accident that was caused by driver negligence you have two (2) years from the date of the accident to sue the at-fault driver for damages.
Each case is decided on an individual basis but our Toronto car accident lawyers have successfully sued for damages including:
An experienced car accident lawyer can make all the difference when it comes to winning your case. The sooner you speak with a Toronto car accident lawyer, the better. An experienced Toronto car accident lawyer will start working on your case immediately; collecting and preserving important evidence to support you claims; ensuring that you have medical assistance home care and occupational therapists ready to assist you as soon as you are discharged from the hospital.
You are entitled to an occupational therapist of your own choice, one that will ensure you get the appropriate level of care and the will properly and thoroughly document your condition and need for care.
The Team at Schiffmann Law will fight for you from start to finish. We will ensure that you fully understand your rights and the process every step of the way. Let us use our experience, knowledge and compassion to fight for you. Call us today at 416-780-1600 or 855-780-1600 for a free no obligation, confidential consultation. We charge no fees up front, and you will never be billed at anytime until and unless we win your case.
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