In the aftermath of a serious auto wreck, it can be overwhelming to figure out what you should do next. We have seen firsthand just how difficult it is to cope physically, financially, and emotionally after an accident, and for this reason, we have outlined in greater detail the steps you should take after you’ve been injured. You can continue reading to learn more about what to do next after your Ontario car accident.
First and foremost, after an accident, you need to seek medical attention. Though this may seem unnecessary for those who feel fine after a collision, it is important that you go to see your physician or the hospital for an evaluation. This is partly because not all injuries are immediately noticeable.
You may feel okay for the moment, but you could have internal organ damage or a brain injury that could have devastating consequences if left untreated. It will also be beneficial to any potential lawsuit you might file if you seek medical attention immediately after an accident as opposed to days, weeks, or even months later.
Once you have been stabilized, medically speaking, your next call should be to an Ontario lawyer. The sooner you can retain legal representation, the better, as there is a statute of limitations to be mindful of—not to mention the fact that it won’t be long before the financial losses of the accident begin to catch up with you. It will be in your best interests to get started on your case as soon as possible following your wreck.
Ontario is a no-fault based territory, which means before anything else, you will need to file a claim with your auto insurance provider after the car accident. Even if someone else is to blame for the crash, your initial claim will be with your insurer. Here, you should be able to obtain certain accident benefits, including property damage costs, medical expenses, and a portion of your lost wages, among others.
Though you may be entitled to accident benefits after your collision, it is also likely that these benefits will not cover your total losses. This is when you will need to file a lawsuit against the liable party so you can recover full compensation for your suffering.
What’s more, other losses that are not covered by your auto insurance policy can be sought after in your lawsuit, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other nonpecuniary damages.
If you find yourself at a loss for how to proceed following a devastating motor vehicle wreck, consult a highly trained Ontario car accident lawyer at Jasmine Daya & Co. We proudly provide complimentary consultations to car crash survivors across Toronto and Ontario as a whole.
You can give our office a call at 416-967-9100 or complete the submission form below when you are ready to take advantage of this opportunity.