If you have been injured in a car accident in Ontario, you may be entitled to Statutory Accident Benefits. These benefits offer some compensation for medical treatment and other costs associated with injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
Even if you do not want to bring a claim against another driver who may be at-fault for the accident, you may still be able to claim Accident Benefits.
When your accident is reported to your insurance company, they may begin to contact you with paperwork, and request documentation or statements from you. Our dedicated, experienced Accident Benefits lawyers can advise you about the process, decipher complicated insurance forms, and make sure that you do not miss out on potential compensation.
Accident Benefits are “no-fault” meaning that anyone can make a claim regardless of whether they bear any responsibility for the motor vehicle accident, whether they own their own car, or have their own insurance.
By law, every Ontario automobile insurance policy is required to include a certain minimum of no-fault disability coverage. This is known as the “Statutory Accidents Benefits Schedule,” a regulation under the Insurance Act of Ontario. The benefits are paid through an insurance company, and the amount of the entitlement is determined solely based on the nature and severity of your injuries in accordance with the Accident Benefits Schedule.
The extent of coverage varies, but you may be eligible for:
Receiving accident benefits involves a considerable amount of paperwork, especially if the insurance company challenges your claims. They can involve negotiations with the insurance company which can be long and tedious. Proper representation by a personal injury lawyer helps ensure you get the most out of your accident benefits and that you do not leave anything “on the table”.
At Jasmine Daya & Co., our team can leverage our knowledge of how insurance companies work to your advantage so you get the compensation you deserve.
Our Accident Benefits lawyers can also assist with insurance disputes and negotiations that may arise in the course of your claim for Accident Benefits.
If you are already working with us to provide counsel for your motor vehicle accident, we will process “uncontested” accident benefits claims free of charge.
The personal injury lawyers at Jasmine Daya & Co. have a wealth of experience handling accident benefits claims arising from motor vehicle accidents. Our dedicated litigation team has a thorough understanding of the insurance industry, and will work hard to protect your rights.
Contact our personal injury team today for advice about your accident benefits claim, either online or at 416-967-9100. We offer a free consultation to new clients, and we will provide you the information you need to proceed with your claim, and focus on your recovery.