Follow these 6 steps:
You may be charged with criminal offenses and prosecuted according to 252(1) of the Criminal Code. If found guilty, face 5 years of imprisonment.
Your driving record would be damaged and you might not be able to get auto insurance again.
Give the police the facts, be calm and avoid blaming yourself or the other driver.
Request a copy of the accident report and check to see that all the information related to the officer is included in the form.
Use your camera phone to record a picture of it and email it to yourself if no copy is available.
First, use your camera phone to record a picture of any injuries or bruises and email it to yourself right away.
Sometimes injuries don’t show up right away. It is important for you to visit your doctor after a vehicle accident or go to the hospital emergency.
Call a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to arrange a consultation.
Get a free consultation with one of our Car Accident Personal Injury Lawyers in Toronto now: 416-835-7411
Find out what your options are regarding a potentially successful claim. Your personal injury lawyer may start your claim right away in order to apply for any statutory accident benefits that you are immediately entitled to.
You may be entitled to the following statutory accident benefits when injured in a car accident. In Ontario, where there is “no-fault insurance” you are entitled to apply for these accident benefits through your own insurance company regardless of who’s at fault.
You have the right to sue the driver at fault for pain and suffering if you “meet the threshold”.
To meet the threshold the injured person must have sustained a permanent serious disfigurement or a permanent serious impairment of an important physical, mental or psychological function. If you are not sure if you meet the threshold give us a call at 416-835-7411 for more information
There are several restrictions to an injured person’s right to sue including a $30,000.00 deductible in Ontario. However, in certain cases it doesn’t apply when the amount awarded is greater than $100,000.00. The “no-fault insurance” is complex and requires a specific understanding of its many regulations and conditions. Our personal injury lawyers are experienced in the steps to be taken to ensure the process is followed correctly.
Many injury cases are settled out of court if the proposed settlement offer is fair. Your personal injury lawyer will discuss the details of the offer to inform you of its benefits and non-benefits of the offer.
Yes your experienced personal injury lawyer will represent in court at your trial.
Yes, your family members have the right to sue if you are no longer able to support the needs of your dependents because of your injuries, and assuming they meet the threshold.
Contact your personal injury lawyer or, the lawyer for the person making the claim against you, (the plaintiff).