When to File a Claim for Injuries from an Auto Accident

when to file a claim after and accidentThe days immediately following an auto accident can be difficult and confusing. Your life may feel like it has been turned upside down as you struggle to move on and get the compensation you need to cover medical expenses and other bills.

As difficult as it may be, you will have to act quickly to get the compensation you need after an injury.

Car Accident Statute of Limitations

Ontario laws place strict time limits and requirements on the right to pursue a claim for auto accident injuries. You will have to meet certain time limits for filing a claim and a lawsuit or risk losing your right to sue all together.

  • After an auto accident, you have seven days to inform your insurance company about the accident. An accident benefits application will then have to be submitted within 30 days of the accident.
  • If your claim has been rejected, you must file a lawsuit for damages within two years, as required under the statute of limitations.
  • If you wish to sue the other at-fault driver in the accident, you must give written notice of your claim within 120 days after the accident. Again, you will have two years to file a lawsuit.
  • If you plan to file a lawsuit against a provincial or municipal government, you must provide written notice within 10 days of the accident, and you will have two years to file a lawsuit. It may be necessary to file a claim against the government if your accident was caused by a dangerous roadway.

Contact Our Car Accident Lawyers for Help Filing Your Claim

The auto accident lawyers at Greg Monforton & Partners have years of experience representing those injured throughout Windsor and Essex County. We will provide you with valuable guidance and legal advice while working to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Call (866) 320-4770 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form.