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IN A CAR ACCIDENT?

One of the difficult things to deal with when you have been in a car accident is the uncertainty. Not knowing what to do or how to protect yourself  adds to the stress of an already difficult situation. Click the     markers to discover how understanding can make a big difference.

Personal injury law is very complex. An experienced lawyer knows how insurance companies operate and can help you access resources and receive maximum compensation.

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If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, under Ontario law you are entitled to accident benefits.

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Reporting timelines. Insurance claims. Disability compensation. It can all be very confusing. Answers to the most common questions ask about car accidents.

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When buying car insurance, make sure you have the plan that is right for you.

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next steps

Be prepared. It is important to know before you get into an accident what to do, what information to collect and when to call the police or contact a lawyer. Following these steps can safeguard your rights.

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understanding your rights

Knowing how to protect yourself after a car accident is important. Knowing your rights can help you make important decisions that can affect the outcome of your personal injury claim.

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Car Accident Timelines

You have 10 business days to provide the insurance company information after it requests, or it can suspend or deny your benefits.

 
  • 7

    days

    You must inform the Accident Benefits insurance company of the accident and that you were hurt. MORE

  • 30

    days

    You must complete and send the Accident Benefits application within 30 days of it being provided to you by the insurance company. MORE

  • 120

    days

    You need to give written notice of your intention to sue the at-fault parties. MORE

  • 2

    years

    To commence a lawsuit against an at-fault driver or your own insurance company if your benefits are denied. MORE

 

All of the information on this site has been provided by Carranza LLP, Canada’s only ISO 9001:2008 certified personal injury law firm.

1280 Finch Ave. West, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M3J 3K6

T: 1-877-633-1065
F: 416-633-9782

To reach us by email please contact
lawoffice@carranza.on.ca

Disclaimer: This website is meant as a general reference for injured persons and their families. The medical and legal information contained in this manual is not intended to offer legal or medical advice. The content of this website is for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the professional judgment of a legal and/or healthcare professional, and you should not rely upon any material or statements made on this website for legal or medical advice. It is not intended to create a solicitor-client relationship. It is recommended that you review any medical information carefully with your doctor or healthcare professional before making any decisions regarding your health or recommended medical treatment. While reasonable attempts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, our firm cannot make express or implied representations or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of the information. Each person's legal needs are unique, and these materials may not be applicable to your legal situation. Please contact an Ontario Personal Injury lawyer for a consultation on your particular personal injury matter.

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