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Ontario Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Car Accident Claims

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Many of our clients have come to us looking for help after suffering injuries from a motor vehicle accident in Ontario. Motor vehicle accidents include car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, recreational vehicle accidents such as ATVs, pedestrian or bike accidents, and accidents involving public transit or transportation vehicles.

What are my rights after a car accident?

Because accident victims naturally have many questions surrounding their rights, we have put together a collection of blog posts which offer responses to many of the concerns our clients have voiced. Ontario’s injury lawyers, Ferguson Barristers, offer free, no obligation consultations for victims seeking more information about pursuing accident claims. Please contact us if you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your personal injury case.

How to pursue a personal injury claim after a car accident in Ontario

Often, many clients give a written or verbal statement to either their own auto insurance agent or a defendant auto insurance company before they contact a lawyer about pursuing a car accident claim in Ontario. In many cases, the contents of that statement can affect your future lawsuit.

If requested, you will be required to give a statement to the insurance company that you are claiming accident benefits from. It is usually a good idea to have a personal injury lawyer present for this. A lawyer can make sure that you only answer questions that are relevant to your claims for accident benefits and that you are not answering questions that could be detrimental to a lawsuit you intend to bring.  Read more about Car Accident Claims In Ontario

Tips on compensation for on-the-job car accidents

This article written by Lisa D. Belcourt originally appeared in the February 4, 2011, issue of The Lawyers Weekly.

Personal injury lawyers are regularly asked to provide advice on the compensation rights of clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents while on the job.

Clients are often surprised to learn that a worker injured in a motor vehicle accident in Ontario may be barred from claiming both statutory accident benefits from their own insurer and bringing a claim for tort damages. This is because the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) governs entitlement to benefits for workers. Even when a worker is able to elect benefits under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS), there are restrictions to those benefits.  More about Statutory Accident Benefits

Claiming long term disability benefits may require the help of an Ontario injury lawyer

Many people carry long-term disability insurance coverage to protect themselves in the event that serious injuries prevent them from being able to return to work and earn an income on their own. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or by a defective product, you may be entitled to claim benefits from your long-term disability insurer.

It is important to understand the limitations of your long-term disability insurance policy before you are injured. Under certain circumstances, your claim may be denied for not being fully compliant with the terms of your policy, or the type of injury you suffer may not be covered in your policy. More about Long term Disability Benefits in Ontario.

How much does it cost to hire an Ontario injury lawyer to resolve your personal injury or civil litigation case?

When considering taking legal action to seek compensation for injuries from a car accident, a big part of the process is deciding whether taking action will be “worth it” when compared to what it will cost to hire a personal injury or civil litigation lawyer.

You may also be concerned that the length of time required to settle the claim will increase the expenses involved. Living on a fixed income due to age, long-term disabilities or a loss of income due to your injuries should not prevent you from seeking benefits or damages you may be entitled to.  Learn more about Hiring an Ontario Injury Lawyer


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