Oshawa car accident lawyers’ top 5 reasons to contact a personal injury lawyer
Reason #1: You are confused about the claims process.
If you are injured in an Ontario car accident, you may have two potential claims: the first is a personal injury claim for compensation for damages for pain and suffering and other losses against the at-fault driver (which may require initiation of a lawsuit); the second is a no-fault claim for Accident Benefits. There is a different process for making each type of claim as well as strict time limits that must be met. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against multiple parties (e.g., negligent drivers, municipal or provincial governments, road maintenance companies). An experienced car accident lawyer can advise you on your options for securing compensation and guide you through the process.
Reason #2: You want to focus on recovery from your injuries.
Rehabilitation and recovery following a car accident takes time and energy, especially if you have sustained serious soft tissue injuries, fractured bones, spinal cord injuries, a concussion/brain injury, or psychological injuries. Once you hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you, your lawyer will handle all the details and paperwork, as well as the communications and negotiations in relation to your claim. That allows you to focus on rest and recovery from the injuries you sustained in the car accident. Your lawyer will also help ensure that you are receiving funding for rehabilitation costs such as medication and treatment.
Reason #3: Your claim has been denied or you are being blamed for the accident.
The insurance company may deny your eligibility for all or part of your claim. The other driver may try to shift blame for the accident to you. If your claim eligibility has been denied or liability for the accident is disputed, you should immediately contact a car accident lawyer. Oshawa’s Kitchen Simeson Belliveau LLP is skilled at collecting evidence, accident reports, and witness statements to support your version of events. Our personal injury lawyers are also highly capable of defending against attempts to deny or devalue your claim.
Reason #4: You want to know if a settlement offer is fair.
Insurance companies are notorious for trying to settle personal injury claims as quickly as possible, and for as little money as possible. Adjusters often pressure accident victims to accept early, low-ball offers or make offers that do not include compensation for all heads of damage. If you want to know if the insurance company’s settlement offer is full and fair, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer. Our Oshawa car accident lawyers can help you determine the true value of your claim and negotiate on your behalf to secure full compensation for all of your losses.
Reason #5. You are not sure how to prove your claim.
To recover compensation in a personal injury lawsuit, you must prove that the accident was caused by another driver’s negligence, that the accident was the cause of your injuries, and that you have suffered losses or damages as a result. Top personal injury lawyers have the skills and resources to obtain the medical, scientific, and necessary expert evidence to prove the full extent of your claim, and to defend against allegations of contributory negligence or that you had pre-existing injuries (which can impact your overall compensation).
Reach out to our lawyers if you have been hurt in a car accident
Oshawa lawyers at Kitchen Simeson Belliveau LLP are here for you if you have been injured in a car accident. Getting back to where you were before an accident may seem daunting, but we are ready to assist you with your personal injury claims so you can regain lost employment income and focus on recovery from your injuries. You do not have to pay any money up front. We work on what is called a contingency fee basis which means essentially that you do not have to pay us until your claim is resolved and until you receive money. Our Oshawa car accident lawyers will explain this in detail when we meet with you. In addition to our car accident lawyers in Oshawa, Kitchen Simeson Belliveau LLP is proud to provide personal injury legal services in Lindsay, Cobourg, Whitby, Bowmanville and surrounding areas. Find out more about our services or call (905) 579-5302 to arrange for your free initial consultation.