Each year approximately 60,000 to 70,000 Ontarians are injured in a car accident. In addition to medical and often financial hardships, accident victims most often find themselves in a complicated dispute with an insurance company. The professionals at Taylor Mergui, have successfully handled thousands of motor vehicle claims.
Ontario law allows for two types of claims resulting from a car accident. The first is a case for Accident Benefits, pursued against the accident victim’s own insurance company. Such a claim would cover expenses associated with medical treatment, rehabilitation, income loss and attendant care (homecare) expenses. This Accident Benefit claim is available to all accident victims, even if they are at fault in the accident. The second case is a lawsuit against the driver at fault for pain & suffering and any income loss not covered in the Accident Benefit claim.
All motor vehicle claims are complex and require that they are commenced in a relatively timely fashion. Failure to start a claim or a lawsuit within the deadlines imposed by the law may result in a considerable loss in financial recovery or preclude the brining of the claim all together. Accident victims should not delay and seek legal advice immediately or shortly after the accident. Moreover, Ontario’s legal framework both within accident benefits and lawsuits against drivers at fault sets up various barriers to recovery that in most cases would preclude a self-represented victims from considerable recovery.
At Taylor Mergui we understand the medical and financial hardship experienced by accident victims. We are here to listen and offer all our resources to insure that our clients attain maximum recovery*.
If you or someone you know have been injured in a car accident, do not delay and call us today at 416-514-0123.
*past success may not necessarily represent future outcomes, which may defer depending on the details of each case