When you are in an auto accident, law enforcement and medical assistance are the first people victims call. Soon after they will then turn to their insurer to cover property damage, medical expenses, and more. In 2011 there were more than 122,000 car collisions reported and more than 166,700 minor and serious injuries suffered throughout Ontario.
As auto insurance companies report profits in the millions, many drivers turn to them to assist with the damages they incurred during a car crash. Unfortunately, for many drivers, buying car insurance can be a daunting and confusing process which can lead to too little coverage. Additionally, accident benefits in Canada can be difficult to understand.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident by a careless driver and are struggling to receive the insurance compensation you deserve, our lawyers ready to help you fight for your rights.
To learn more about your accident benefit options, call us today at (866) 320-4770 or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form to the right for a FREE, no-obligation review of your auto accident claim its completely confidential.
What Are Accident Benefits?
The standard auto insurance policy in Ontario provides you with benefits if you have been injured in an accident. Regulated under the Ontario Insurance Act, these additional benefits may be available to you, your spouse, and dependents.
Some key benefits available include:
Medical and rehabilitation benefits: may be used to pay for medical treatment, physical therapy, medication, housing alternatives, transportation, and more.
Attendant care benefits: Family members and other caretakers may eligible for compensation, these benefits will assist you in compensating them for their assistance.
Income replacement: these benefits will compensate you if you were unable to return to work and lost wages due to your injury, the benefits provide a maximum of $400 per week.
Visitation expenses: immediate family members who traveled to visit you may be reimbursed for travel expenses, parking, accommodations, and even meals.
Services of a case manager: If you have suffered from a catastrophic injury you may be eligible to receive compensation in order to pay for a rehabilitation coordinator.
Additionally, other expenses that auto accident benefits may cover include lost education expenses, reasonable housekeeping or home maintenance costs, and coverage for replacing or repairing certain closing lost or damaged in the collision.
Survivors of a loved one killed in a motorcycle accident may also be provided lump-sum payments to assist with funeral costs.
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In order to receive these benefits you must tell your insurance company within seven days of the occurrence of the accident. Your insurer should provide you with a benefits application packet which must be filed within 30 days of receiving the application forms, failing to do so could lead to ineligibility.
The Windsor, ON based lawyers at the law offices of Greg Monforton & Partners we understand how important it is for accident injury victims to receive the benefits they deserve. With decades of experience in handling auto accident claims, our lawyers will work hard to ensure you are receiving the compensation you deserve.
Along with comprehensive legal counsel, we will help to guide you through the litigation process. Our office is located in Windsor, Ontario, and we proudly serve the surrounding areas including:
and many more local towns and cities. For more information on how we may be able to help you with your auto accident claim, contact us today at (866) 320-4770. Your initial case consultation is FREE. One of our intake staff personnel with take the details of your case and refer you to one of our lawyers best suited in handling your claim.
If you would prefer to contact us online, fill out the Free Case Evaluation form at the top right hand corner of this page your information will remain completely confidential.
Greg Monforton and Partners
Suite 801, 1 Riverside Drive West,
Windsor, ON N9A 5K3
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