If you are going to make a claim for damages in a Vaughan personal injury lawsuit, you need to be aware that there are certain time limits involved in filing your claim and notifying your insurance company. Once you notify your own insurer about a claim there is a timeline in which to file for accident benefits.
Timeline of a Vaughan Personal Injury Lawsuit
- Within 7 Days from Date of Accident. Notify your own insurance company that the accident has occurred. Your insurer will send you an accident benefits package.
- 30 Days After Receipt of Accident Benefit Package. This is the amount of time you have to complete the accident benefit forms and send them back to your insurance provider. To ensure that they are received by the insurance company in a timely manner and so that you have proof of delivery, you may want to send them by courier or Xpress Post (with signature requested).
- Two Years From the Date of the Accident. Time you have to file a lawsuit to collect monetary compensation for your injuries.
When to Contact a Vaughan Personal Injury Lawyer
Naturally, you don’t want to wait until the last minute before you contact a Vaughan personal injury lawyer to act for you. Even if you are not certain about the full extent of the injuries, contact a lawyer. In the case of a serious accident, it may take a year or more to determine the full scope of the injuries that you or your loved one has incurred.
The sooner you contact a personal injury lawyer, the sooner you will have an expert working on your behalf. You or your loved one can focus on recovery instead of dealing with paperwork and insurance companies.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, contact Conte Associates at 1-877-614-0008. Based in Vaughan and Whitby, Conte & Associates works with clients in Whitby/Oshawa, and in the following cities in Ontario: Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, Newcastle, Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Port Perry, Belleville, and Peterborough.