With more than 215,500 accidents reported in Ontario in 2010, according to the Ministry of Transportation, hundreds of drivers are involved in car accidents every single day. It is estimated that a driver will be involved in an accident once every 18 years; by the time an adult reaches the age of 70 they may have been involved in at least four accidents.
No matter if you have been involved in one accident or three, victims of careless collisions are often left with unanswered questions. Why me? Whose fault is this? How am I going to pay for all of this?
Although some questions do have answers, there are others that take time to answer such as how much compensation for may receive. An experienced lawyer from our law firm can help you answer some of the most frequently asked car accident questions.
Have more questions? Call us today at (866) 320-4770 or simply fill out the FREE Case Evaluation form to your right for a no cost, no-obligation review of your auto accident claim.
Frequently Asked Car Accident Questions
At Greg Monforton & Partners we understand how vital it is to get the answers to your questions, which is why we have a compiled the following list of frequently asked car accident questions.
Should I seek medical attention even if I don't think I have been injured?
Seeking medical help after a car accident is important as some internal injuries are not always apparent. Additionally, having medical records that document the injuries you suffered at the hands of a negligent driver can help build a strong claim or lawsuit if you choose to pursue damages.
What types of damages may I qualify for?
The types of damages a victim may qualify for can vary but they are typically property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Those who have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim.
What should I do if the driver fled the scene?
According to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, more than 250 drivers were charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident. If you are involved in a hit-and-run accident, make sure you write down any details you recall about the vehicle and the driver. A police report should also be filed as law enforcement may be able to find the other person involved in the crash.
How long do I have to file a claim?
According to the 2002 Limitations Act, victims have two years in Ontario to file a claim for highway traffic accidents. The statute of limitations can vary by province; if you are involved in an accident outside of Ontario be sure you know how long you have to file a claim.
If I was the passenger in an auto accident, can I still make a claim?
As a passenger in a serious car collision, you have rights. Whether it is filing a claim against an insurance company for failing to provide adequate compensation for your injuries or against the negligent driver that caused your injuries, a passenger may still be eligible to make a claim.
What should I do after an accident?
After an accident call for medical assistance if needed as well as for law enforcement in order to report the crash. Try to recall the events leading to the accident and only provide accurate, truthful information when recounting the collision to law enforcement. You should also take photographs of the accident scene, damage to your car, and injuries sustained. All of these steps can help build a stronger claim.
How can a lawyer help me?
A lawyer can help investigate your claim, gather evidence and witness testimonies, and help file a claim or lawsuit on your behalf. A lawyer can help you fight for the compensation you deserve and help to guide you through the litigation process.
Contact Our Auto Accident Lawyers Today
The Windsor, ON injury lawyers at Greg Monforton understand how difficult it can to deal with the arduous task of filing a claim and fighting for compensation. We believe that victims of car accidents deserve justice as well as compensation for property damage they suffered, medical expenses, and their pain and suffering.
Since 1981, our law firm has been providing affordable legal service to those who have been victims of car accidents and personal injuries. We have helped thousands of individuals and families protect their legal rights and are ready to help you.
Our office is located in Windsor, Ontario but we are pleased to serve the surrounding areas as well, including:
and many more local towns and cities.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, contact us at (866) 320-4770 for a free case evaluation. One of our staff members will connect you with one of our lawyers best suited in handling your claim to discuss the merits of your potential claim.
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