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Etobicoke Car Accident Victims Eligible for Financial Compensation
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Etobicoke car accident, you’re not alone. In Ontario, more than 60, 000 people are injured in motor vehicle accidents each year. Don’t become another motor vehicle statistic. Depending on your situation, insurance coverage and the specifics of the accident you may be eligible for financial compensation. Exercise your legal rights. Contact the expert personal injury team at Zayouna Law for a free initial consultation to see if you can recoup your medical expenses, the income you lost from time missed at work, and receive compensation for your pain and suffering.
What Type of Compensation Can You Receive?
Each case is unique and compensation will depend on the severity of your accident, your insurance coverage and the details surrounding your claim. Depending on these factors you may be eligible to receive either compensatory or punitive damages (or both).
In Ontario, no-fault automobile insurance can limit your rights when you are suing for damages or injuries from a motor vehicle accident. However, no-fault automobile insurance also outlines the mandatory benefits you can receive.
These mandatory benefits include accident benefits that your insurer must pay to drivers, passengers and pedestrians, even when the driver is “at fault”. Before you can receive damages for physical or psychological injuries you must meet conditions and criteria that are known as a “tort claim”.
What is the Difference Between Compensatory and Punitive Damages?
Compensatory damages are awarded as a way to reimburse or compensate you for your suffering as a result of your injury. Punitive damages, on the other hand, are not tied to the type of harm that you have suffered, but are awarded as a way to punish the person who hurt you for behaviour that was unacceptable. Being hit by a drunk driver may warrant punitive damages, for example.
Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, compensatory damages may result in financial compensation for:
- Time missed from work
- Health related expenses
- Child care expenses
- Household services if you are unable to do housework
- Costs related to recovery
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Timing is Everything to Your Compensation
If you’ve been in an Etobicoke car accident then you need to call the team at Zayouna Law as soon as it happens. Most people aren’t aware that there are strict deadlines for paperwork that must be met in order to receive a chance at compensation.
Remember that your insurance company is supposed to protect your rights – but they also want to reduce their overall expenses. If you think you may be at-fault for a vehicle accident in Etobicoke then you really want to talk to a lawyer before you talk to an insurance adjustor who will be determining who is legally at fault for the accident.
Personal injury lawyers understand that early investigation and preserving evidence is the tipping point in many cases. When you call a lawyer immediately following your accident they can help reconstruct the accident at the scene in order to help preserve critical evidence that will maximize your claim or help prove your case. If you have been in an accident in Etobicoke, then don’t wait. Contact the experts at Zayouna Law immediately for a free initial consultation.