Motor vehicle accidents may happen in the blink of an eye. Regardless of how careful you drive; you can never completely anticipate another driver’s reckless or careless driving habits. Motor vehicle accidents can lead to serious injuries. The bad news is some of these injuries can cause lifelong or long-term impairments. But you can do something to protect your rights and financial compensation. You can hire an experienced lawyer at Lemieux Litigation to help fight for your rights while pursuing a claim. The earlier you seek a lawyer, the better chance you have to get compensation.
Once you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is important for you to understand your legal obligations, including:
Do not leave the scene of the accident. Call the police or report the accident to a reporting center. Call your insurer right away to report the accident and advise of your injuries.
Take photographs of the vehicle damage and of your bodily injuries.
Take all involved persons’ information including their vehicle license plates and their insurance card information.
Motor vehicle accidents occur for many reasons. Bad weather is among one of the leading contributing factors. This factor can lead to an accident when a vehicle skids while braking or spins out of control. Sometimes the municipality is liable for failing to maintain the roadway. However, careless and distracted drivers frequently contribute to the increased number of motor vehicle accidents. Some examples of careless and distracted driving are:
In case you are injured in a motor vehicle accident due to another party’s negligence, you may be eligible for a Tort claim and a ‘no-fault’ benefits claim (also known as accident benefits).
Accident benefits will cover losses like medical treatment, lost wages, attendant care, and rehabilitation services. However, there are some instances that childcare, home maintenance costs, and housekeeping may also be included in the no-fault benefits. If you have an automobile insurance policy, your insurance company will pay the benefits based on eligibility requirements. If you do not have an automobile insurance policy, the benefits may be paid by the vehicle owner’s or the at-fault driver’s insurance provider.
The Tort claim refers to the lawsuit where you can obtain compensation for additional losses such as pain and suffering and future losses. These losses may include:
These additional losses are not always covered by your accident benefits. Take note that the type and level of compensation you may be eligible for will be based on the individual circumstances.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident which resulted in personal injury, you should contact the experienced lawyers at Lemieux Litigation with offices in Barrie, Ontario for a better understanding of your case and to know your next steps. If you are suffering from serious injuries, or hospitalization, we have the willingness to visit and see you. We offer certified specialist advice, with a proven track record of success at Trial. We serve clients in all of Simcoe County including Barrie, Innisfil, Orillia, Midland, and Alliston, as well as Bradford, Newmarket, Collingwood, and surrounding areas.
At Lemieux Litigation we will not ask for any upfront fees. You only pay us if we win your case. ‘No win, no pay lawyers.’