Summit Legal Services (Licensed Paralegals Personal Injury Law

By: Summit Legal Services  09-12-2011
Keywords: Motor Vehicle Collision

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision in Ontario, As the law currently stands, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, your past and future loss of income and even future medical treatment. Irrespective of fault, you are entitled to claim benefits from either your own or the other driver’s insurance company. There are a of insurance laws that will apply to your claim. Under these laws there are at least two separate sources for compensation. The first is

Statutory Accident Benefits

. These benefits are collected through your own auto insurance policy regardless of who was at fault for the collision. These benefits may include:

  • Weekly income replacement benefits
  • Supplementary medical and rehabilitation benefits
  • Attendant care benefits
  • Funeral and death benefits
  • Non-earner benefits
  • Caregiver benefits
  • Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Benefits

The second source to recover compensation is to sue the party or parties responsible for the collision. An injured person has four potential areas in which they may recover damages from the responsible party. These four areas include:

  • Damages for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of amenities
  • Loss of income (Past and Future)
  • Future Care expenses
  • Other Out of Pocket expenses, such as house keeping and home maintenance

There are a number of factors which may affect your ability to claim under these categories. Please contact our office for additional information



Keywords: Motor Vehicle Collision