Zayouna Law Burlington Office

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Burlington, ON L7L 0E4
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Pedestrians, Motorists and Cyclists Injured in Burlington Receive Financial Compensation

If you’re a pedestrian, motorist or cyclist who has been injured in a Burlington car or bike accident then you may be eligible for financial compensation. If you lost income from time missed at work or have health related expenses, contact the personal injury team at Zayouna Law for a free initial consultation.  

If you or a loved one is suffering from the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, then you may find small comfort in the knowledge that you are not alone. More than 60, 000 people are injured in motor vehicle accidents in Ontario each year. However, many of these injured parties don’t receive compensation because they aren’t aware of their rights, the compensation that is available to them or understand the deadlines and paperwork required to file a personal injury claim.

Find out if you are eligible for financial compensation as a pedestrian, motorist or cyclist who has been injured in a car or bike accident. Contact the expert personal injury team at Zayouna Law for a free initial consultation to learn about the compensation that is available for you or your loved one.

Types of Compensation for Accidents in Ontario

Of course, each case is unique and the compensation that you could receive will depend on the circumstances and severity of your accident. However, depending on these factors you may be eligible to receive compensation for injuries and personal damage that has resulted from your accident.

No-fault automobile insurance is a law in Ontario that can limit your rights when you are suing for compensation for injuries or damage suffered during a motor vehicle accident. However, no-fault automobile insurance also outlines the mandatory benefits that you can receive and these mandatory benefits apply to drivers, passengers and pedestrians.

Even if you are a driver who has been deemed “at fault”, you may be eligible to receive compensation for physical or psychological injuries. However, first you must meet conditions and criteria that are known as a “tort claim”.

Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, compensatory damages may result in financial compensation for:

  • Wages lost from missed work
  • Health related expenses including physiotherapy and prescription medications
  • Child care expenses
  • Household services if you are unable to do housework
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

Your Chances of Compensation Depend on Meeting Strict Deadlines

Did you know that there are strict deadlines for insurance paperwork that must be met in order to receive compensation from your insurance company? Some of these deadlines expire just seven days after the date of your accident!  

It’s important that you contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as you are in an accident. Your personal injury lawyer can help you preserve evidence and meet the strict deadlines that are critical to your claim. If you have been in an accident in Burlington, then don’t wait. Contact the legal experts at Zayouna Law immediately for a free initial consultation.