Each year in Ontario, thousands of people are seriously injured in car accidents. The aftermath of a car accident can disrupt a person’s life for many years.
Injuries commonly associated with such accidents include: broken bones; soft tissue injuries; spinal cord injuries; back and neck pain; head injuries; scarring; amputation; anxiety and depression, among others. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Chodola Reynolds Binder stand ready to help you.
In Ontario there are two potential sources of compensation for injuries sustained in a car accident. Statutory Accidents Benefits are available through your own automobile insurer and may provide compensation for income loss, medical and rehabilitation expenses, housekeeping expenses, attendant care expenses, as well as care giver and non-earner benefits. In fatal accidents, benefits may also be available for funeral expenses and a death benefit. Statutory Accidents Benefits are available to you regardless of who was at fault for the car accident.
In situations where the negligent actions of another person caused or contributed to the car accident, you may also have a claim against the at-fault person or persons. A claim against an at-fault person is known as a tort claim. A tort claim can provide compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, past and future income loss, economic compromise, past and future medical and rehabilitation expenses and past and future housekeeping and home maintenance expenses. Family members of persons injured in car accidents may also have a Family Law Act claim against the at-fault person which can provide compensation for loss of care, guidance and companionship, reimbursement for actual expenses reasonably incurred for the benefit of the person injured in the accident, an allowance for travel expenses actually incurred in visiting the injured person during his or her treatment or recovery and, in situations where the family member has provided the injured person nursing, housekeeping or other services, an allowance for income lost or the value of the services provided. In fatal accidents, reimbursement for funeral expenses is also available.
There are time limitations that could prevent you from making a claim. To ensure that your rights are protected, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible following a car accident. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Chodola Reynolds Binder stand ready to help you. Please call (519) 996‑PAIN to speak directly to an experienced personal injury lawyer with Chodola Reynolds Binder. Our lawyers are standing by twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to help you.