It is typical for someone with a head injury to suffer from an inability to recognize the severity of his or her injuries. Very often it is only those people who know the victim well who are able to recognize the important changes. It is very important that you speak with us to find out how to obtain immediate assistance from specialized treatment providers and supervision from attendant care workers. He or she could be entitled to substantial benefits that will be provided by one or more insurance companies.
I have long-term disability coverage through my employment. My doctor says I am not able to work but my insurance company is denying my claim. What should I do? Conte & Associates can help you with these disputes. Our experience handling long-term disability claims will ensure that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled. If you have a long-term disability and your insurer is denying you benefits, Conte & Associates can help ensure your future security.
*The information in this booklet does not constitute legal advice. Please contact our office to ensure you receive full and current legal advice.
You only have a limited amount of time for pursuing a claim for damages. That deadline, the “limitation period”, varies depending on the type of claim and injury you have experienced. If you miss certain limitation periods, you may be prevented from pursuing your claim. You should consult our office for the most current information regarding the applicable limitation period.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Municipal Negligence (e.g. Slip and Fall on a Municipal Sidewalk)
Crown Corporations and Accidents Involving Government Managed Trains, Streetcars, etc.
Fatal Accidents (Accidents causing death)
Long-Term Disability Benefits
There are important things you should do as soon as possible after an accident:
You are entitled to select your own treatment providers and case managers, not just accept those sent by your insurance company. We suggest you meet with qualified health care professionals before you make your decision. We can help put you in touch with specialized professionals.
We suggest contacting Conte & Associates to determine if the claim should be pursued through your accident benefits or through WSIB (Workplace Safety Insurance Board).
In Ontario, anyone who is injured in a car accident is entitled to accident benefits coverage from his or her own insurer. You might be entitled to significant benefits for income or medical and rehabilitation benefits. If you sustained a serious injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, we can offer you a free consultation.
If an injured person has a severe injury that prevents him or her from being able to make decisions, a family member can make decisions regarding treatment on the injured person’s behalf while he or she is in hospital. Afterwards, a Litigation Guardian can be appointed. We can help you with this process.
You must notify your insurance company and provide specific supporting information if you are making a claim for accident benefits. Your insurance company will likely also send an insurance adjuster to meet with you to obtain a signed statement.
You should obtain legal advice and know your rights before meeting with an insurance adjuster and before answering any questions.
You may also be contacted by an adjuster from the insurance company for the person who caused your injuries. You are not required to meet with that adjuster. You should always speak to a lawyer first. Conte & Associates can be reached at (416) 544-0008.
If you are injured in a car accident, you may have the right to make a claim against the parties who caused, or contributed to, your injury. Claims for compensation for your pain and suffering and financial losses can be made for injuries suffered in many situations and are often covered by insurance. These include accidents involving cars, motorcycles, planes, boats, trains, snowmobiles, ATVs and other motorized vehicles including public transportation. You also have a claim for no-fault accident benefits which may provide immediate payments to replace lost income as well as medical and rehabilitation benefits and, in some instances, pay the costs of attendant care and housekeeping assistance.
If you were injured in a car accident, we will meet with you to provide a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.
We are here to help, simply let us know how we can assit you.
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