Accident Benefits

You are entitled to no-fault accident benefits in Ontario even if you were at fault for the accident. Even if you weren’t working at the time of the accident, you may still be entitled to a weekly benefit? Many people are unaware of the many benefits available after an accident.  

Navigating the legal process to access lost wages and other assistance in Toronto can be overwhelming. At Devry Smith Frank LLP (‘DSF’), our personal injury lawyers work for you to get you all of the benefits you are owed while minimizing the stress put on you and your family.

Car Accident Benefits –Ontario

In a car accident, you may be entitled to benefits in Ontario regardless of whether you were at fault or not. You can also pursue a claim for damages if you are not the at-fault driver

Car Accidents Caused By An Underinsured, Uninsured Or Unidentified Driver

If you have been involved in a hit and run accident your situation is not hopeless as you may still be eligible to recover from either your own insurance company or the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund.

Similarly, if the at-fault driver is identified but does not have insurance or does not have adequate insurance, then you can recover from the insurance company of the car you were a passenger in or your own insurance company.

Slip And Fall Accident Benefits – Ontario

Owners of homes and businesses and other places open to the public have a responsibility to keep those properties safe. When a property owner does not keep their property safe and you are injured, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries in Ontario

Common slip and fall locations include grocery stores where spills frequently happen and are not cleaned up quickly. Similarly, any private or public property that has slippery floors or an un-shoveled or icy walkway create a risk, and anyone who has slipped, tripped or fallen on the premises may be entitled to compensation as a result. Broken stairs, railings and other hazards left unrepaired may also be grounds for a claim if you are injured.

Disability Claims

Whether your disability arises from an accident or illness, you may have disability coverage available in Ontario. Monthly income benefits may be available from the disability policy. Where the insurer has acted unfairly or inappropriately, including if they have refused to pay benefits and ignored evidence of your disability, you may be entitled to aggravated, exemplary and punitive damages in addition to your
monthly benefits.

Injuries Caused By An Animal Attack Or Bite

If you are attacked or injured by someone’s animal, compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, financial losses and any out of pocket expenses may be available. Typically, a homeowner’s or general liability insurance policy will cover an animal attack or other incident involving an animal. Ontario residents whose dogs have caused an injury are held liable under the Dog Owners’ Liability Act.

If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to our personal injury lawyers at DSF. We offer three convenient locations in TorontoWhitby, Barrie and more to serve our clients better. Find the office closest to you by calling us at  416-449-1400.

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