Car Accidents

Anyone who has been involved in a car accident knows that it is one of the most distressing  experiences to go through. The accident itself can be traumatic but dealing with the aftermath is  often times the most difficult part. Compensation through legal representation can provide the  relief that you require in order to bring peace of mind and normalcy back to your life.  
If you are injured in a car accident in Ontario, there are two ways to be compensated for the  injuries that you suffered: 
The first is through an Accident Benefit claim, which is also called a “no fault claim”. The  reason why it is called a “no fault claim” is because you will be eligible to apply for these  benefits regardless of whether you were at fault or the accident can be attributed to the fault of  another person. This benefit is provided through your own automobile insurance company.  
The second way to be compensated is through a Tort claim, which s commonly known as a  lawsuit. This method of compensation typically comes from the insurance company of the other  party and will usually require some sort of negligence or carelessness on their part. Below is  additional information regarding these two options: 
Accident Benefits 
Any person who is injured in a motor vehicle is entitled to these benefits, including the driver,  passenger, or pedestrian. The compensation that you could receive is intended to cover the  following:  
Lost income  
Rehab and medical expenses  
Housekeeping and attendant care expenses 
Caregiver expenses 
Non-earner or student benefits 
Tort  
If you are injured and have been negatively affected by the injury as a result, and if the there is  another party in the accident who is at fault, you can claim compensation from their insurance  company. The compensation that you could receive is intended to cover the following:  
Loss of past and future income 
Pain and suffering  
Housekeeping ability  
Loss of enjoyment of life 
Loss of competitive advantage in the workplace
 
These two methods of receiving compensation are complicated and require a great deal of time,  as insurance companies will fight tooth and nail to ensure that they achieve the lowest settlement  amount possible. Rest assured, we can help ensure that you receive fair and full compensation.  
Motor Vehicle Accidents Expected To Rise in 2021  
Unfortunately, car accidents are one of the most common hazards that Ontarians are faced with.  In 2020, there were 10,617912 licensed drivers and 9,795,303 registered vehicles on Ontario roads. That year alone, Ontario recorded 23,689 fatal or personal injury collisions. This number  is significantly less than the previous year because of the covid-19 lockdowns, as the number of  recorded fatal or personal injury collisions in 2019 was 34,130 – which is 44% more. As  lockdown regulations ease and the general population begins to return to the road, the number of  accidents are expected to increase. In anticipation of this increase, drivers should take extra care  as the roads gradually begin to fill up once again. If you or a loved one is involved in a car  accident, legal representation is the safest way to ensure that you receive fair and full  compensation.