Personal Injury FAQ

Do I have a claim? Am I entitled to any money compensation?

In order to answer this question, the specifics of your circumstances should be considered by a lawyer. No two people experience the exact same set of circumstances but, in general, if you have sustained some type of injury it is worthwhile to explore what your legal rights, obligations and entitlements are.

Our initial consultations are always free of charge and will leave you with the information you need to make your decision on how you want to proceed.

Do I have a claim if I was injured in a car accident?

If you were injured in a car accident you will have a right to Statutory Accident Benefits which provide for things like medical treatment and therapy and a basic level of income replacement, even if the accident was your fault. You may have a right to a claim against anyone else involved in the accident whose actions contributed to your injuries for things like pain and suffering and lost income beyond what is provided for by the Statutory Accident Benefits.

Call us for a free consultation to evaluate your case so you know what your rights are and what recourse you may have.

What if the car accident was mostly my fault?

Even if the accident was your fault, you will have the right to Statutory Accident Benefits which provide for things like medical treatment. You may also have access to benefits from other sources like workplace or privately obtained insurance policies. Even in circumstances where the accident is 99% your own fault, if any other party is even only 1% at fault for your injuries, you may have the right to make a claim against them.

Call us for a free consultation to evaluate what recourse you may have.

What are Statutory Accident Benefits and am I entitled to them?

Every owner of a car in Ontario is required by law to maintain car insurance to drive their car. Statutory Accident Benefits are available to anyone who is injured in a car accident regardless if they are the owner of the car, driver of the car, passenger of the car or even a pedestrian who is struck by a car. Even if you do not have car insurance yourself, if you were injured in a car accident, you may be able to claim Statutory Accident Benefits. Statutory Accident Benefits provide basic or limited coverage for things such as: income replacement; medical and rehabilitation costs; housekeeping and home maintenance expenses; caregiver expenses; and, death and funeral benefits.

Do I have a claim for Statutory Accident Benefits even if my injuries were not the result of a car accident?

Although Statutory Accident Benefits are only available to you if you were injured in a car accident, you may have access to similar benefits through workplace or private insurance if you have the right kinds of policies in place.

We can review any policies you have and advise you what types of benefits you may have access to.

Am I able to claim for compensation for injuries that are not the result of a car accident?

Whenever it can be established that another party was at least 1% responsible or acted in a negligent way that resulted in your injury you may have a valid claim against them. Valid claims can arise from circumstances as varied as slip and falls on snow or ice, slip falls from areas not properly cleaned or maintained, hazards that were not visible due to inadequate lighting, unannounced or unmarked dangers, faulty products, improper supervision, etc. the list of possibilities in nearly endless.

Every circumstance is different so, if you have been injured we would be happy to provide a free initial consultation to determine if you have a claim.

How soon should I contact a lawyer after I suffer my injury?

You should contact a lawyer as soon as you can. In most situations there are specific time limits within which you not only must start a law suit but there are time limits which which you must give notice to those who may be responsible for your injury. We will know all of these time limitations and ensure you meet. The sooner we begin working on your claim the fewer delays there will be. In addition, the sooner we can be begin to collect evidence to put forward your claim, we better we can ensure it is as strong and well constructed as it can be.

How do I hire a lawyer?

Simply call our office at 905-405-0199 and if a lawyer is not available to speak with you right away, tell the receptionist and we will call you back.

How can I meet with you if I am in hospital, unable to leave my home or have a 9 – 5 job?

As we understand the limitations you may be facing when dealing with a serious injury, if you are unable to travel we are happy to visit you at your home or even in hospital. If you have returned to work, we can meet you after business hours.

What if I cannot afford to hire a lawyer?

In order to avoid the stress of legal fees we utilize a contingency fee arrangement. You do not have to pay for fees, disbursements or taxes unless we are able to successfully obtain a settlement or judgement for you. We are so confident in our ability to effectively represent you and obtain a monetary recovery that if you do not recover monies, we write off your complete account and you will owe us nothing.