The effects of a car accident can be life changing. It is important to know your rights if you are in a car accident. At Advocai, we will help you navigate this stressful process and ensure that you receive the compensation which you deserve and get back to living your life as fully as possible. We provide free consultations to help you understand your rights, the value of your MVA claims and how our services work.
Potential Injuries from a Motor Vehicle Accident
A car accident can cause injury to any part of your body. Potential injuries from car accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Back, neck, and shoulder injuries
- Knee, foot, and ankle injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Fractures and broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Scars and disfigurement
- Limb loss
- Lacerations, bruises, and road rash
- Soft tissue injuries
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Other injuries or impairments
While some injuries are obvious to the naked eye, others are not – such as TBI’s and PTSD. Regardless of the injury, they all negatively affect your quality of life. Pain and suffering; medical bills; therapy; rehabilitation; and lost wages are just some of the issues that you may face when dealing with an injury from a car accident. At Advocai, we represent clients with all of these injuries.
How Much are Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Worth?
To answer this question properly, it is important to understand how you receive compensation from a car accident in Ontario. You can receive compensation after suffering injuries in a car accident in two ways.
- You bring a lawsuit against the at-fault person(s)
- You apply for and receive no-fault statutory “Accident Benefits”.
Car Accident Lawsuit
A lawsuit against the at-fault person is known in the legal community as a tort claim; you are suing anyone who was potentially responsible for the car accident. You can receive monetary compensation (called “damages”) for pain and suffering, medical costs, income loss, and other potential expenses which may have been incurred from the effects of the car accident. In addition to you, your family members may also be entitled to sue depending on the circumstances. Here at Advocai, we will represent clients and their family members (when appropriate) when we bring lawsuits/tort claims for car accident victims.
Statutory Accident Benefits are typically payable by your own car insurer which is why they are often called “no-fault” accident benefits. If you are injured in an accident but you don’t have your own car insurance, you can still get accident benefits. Ontario’s laws state that there will always be another insurer you can apply to for your accident benefits. They are available to any party to a car accident – even the party at fault. The driver and passengers of a vehicle involved in a car accident are entitled to these benefits as well as pedestrians or cyclists who are hurt.
So how much is your claim worth? Assessing the value of MVA claims is very complicated – each claim is unique and assessing loss depends on a variety of factors. These factors include your injuries, work history, medical and rehab care needs, medical bills, and property damage repair invoices among many other things. These factors are a small part of the larger process in assessing the value of your claims – and why you need a personal injury lawyer after a car accident.
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer after a Motor Vehicle Accident
After a car accident, you should not have to deal with the added stress of dealing with insurance companies and filing claims. Not only is the process complicated and tedious, it is also adversarial! Insurance companies don’t want to have to pay for everything that you might need. They have their own team of experts and lawyers working diligently to minimize their costs. In order for you to be on even ground, you need a lawyer skilled in negotiation and ready to fight for your interests so as to maximize the compensation that you are entitled to. A person who has suffered injuries in a car accident should only be focused on their own recovery.
At Advocai, we have the legal knowledge to skillfully represent your interests and present your evidence in a way that will maximize your compensation.
If you have been in a car accident, contact Advocai today. We will provide you with a free consultation to help you understand the value of your claim. We work on contingency, which means that we don’t get paid unless you do. We strive to help you return to your life in the fullest way possible, to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for you, and, to make the process as stress free as possible.
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