Car Accident Victims: Know Your Rights

Our personal injury lawyers here at Conte & Associates have assisted tens of thousands of accident victims in receiving the compensation that they are entitled to, by helping them know their legal rights, responsibilities and entitlements.

Car Accident Victims: Your Rights
Navigating the legal system is incredibly difficult. It is even more difficult to navigate when you add the complications that personal injury brings to the process. But, despite your health condition knowing your rights is critical to emerging from the process with your health—and financial well-being—in tact.

Your rights after an accident include being able to file a personal injury claim if your insurance company refuses to pay for all the incurred damages. These ‘damages’ include present and future loss of income, loss of opportunity, medical costs not covered by OHIP, rehabilitation, psychological trauma, housekeeping expenses, attendant care expenses, childcare expenses, home-care expenses and in some cases—pain and suffering. Should your insurance company refuse to pay for all your incurred costs and out-of-pocket expenses, it is within your rights to file a personal injury claim against that insurance company, or against the at-fault or negligent party (if there is one).

Car Accident Victims: Your Responsibilities

While you are entitled to file a personal injury claim should your insurance company refuse to cover all your costs—they have the right to a speedy claim, which is why car accident victims are covered under the statute of limitations. It is your responsibility to file your personal injury claim within the two year time limit set forth in the statute. Once the other party responds to the claim it is also your responsibility to respond within a given timeframe.

These responsibilities can be confusing—but we’re here for you throughout the process. Take your first step forward in filing a claim by contacting one of our experienced personal injury lawyers in Whitby and Oshawa today. We will examine your case and make recommendations on the evidence we need to begin gathering—and then file within the statute of limitations, to ensure that you receive the compensation that you’re entitled to.

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