Car Accident Lawyer in Toronto

Personal Injury Law

Receive accident benefits for pain and suffering caused by motor vehicle accidents in Toronto.

What to Do After a Motor Vehicle Accident

When you or a loved one suffers from a serious injury, the aftermath is life-changing and overwhelming. You are faced with a lengthy recovery, a complex insurance claim, an inability to work or care for your family, and other unexpected challenges.

Gluckstein personal injury lawyers in Toronto are here to help when you need it most, so you’re never alone. Our skilled team will guide you through the complex legalities of a claim. Our in-house medical consultant can help you understand the injuries, connecting you or your loved ones with valuable services.

Full Legal Services for Car Accident Claims

At Gluckstein Lawyers, we aim to simplify the legal process, so you can focus on getting better. We will walk you through the various legal resources available, and explain how they relate to your case.

The different types of motor vehicle collision claims include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Hit-and-Run accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents, and resulting bar or tavern liability

Components of a Car Accident Case in Toronto

Each car accident case will vary, so be sure to speak with a Toronto car accident lawyer to acquire the right details. 

Insurance Companies

Accident victims are not always treated fairly by their insurance company. They will attempt to confuse you with legal jargon and make it seem as if you don’t have a claim at all when, in reality, you do. Offering you a one-time large sum as compensation is another trick these companies use. Any Toronto car accident lawyer worth their salt will instruct you to not take it. It’s important to factor in future pain and suffering caused by your injury, which often means that a one-time settlement is not enough.

Additionally, it is highly recommended that you never give a statement about your injuries to the insurance company, whether you feel fine or are in pain. They will use it against you later on when you file a claim. Being in a car accident may have been so traumatic for you that you want to speak with your family and friends about it, even possibly talk about it on social media. While you should speak with a professional to deal with the trauma, whatever you say or post will also be used later on when you file a claim or are in court because of the incident. 

For this reason, it’s a good idea to keep a diary of how you feel on a day-to-day basis and make a record of instances in which your injuries affected your normal activities, such as bending and walking. If the court case is extended to a year or more after the car accident, the diary will fill in the gaps of your memory. Moreover, keep anything you were prescribed for your injuries, such as prescriptions, crutches, and casts. These elements are classified as objective evidence, and they are highly valued in car accident cases.

Dealing with insurance companies is one of Gluckstein personal injury lawyers’ specialties, so make sure you contact us when you encounter difficulties with your insurance company.

No-Fault Accident Benefits Claim

When involved in a vehicle collision in Ontario, you can claim benefits from your own insurance company, regardless of who was at fault. This is normally the first step of action following a car accident. Claim benefits can include:

  • Loss of income
  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Caregiver/attendant care expenses
  • Housekeeping and home maintenance expenses

The Tort Claim

If you are a driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian injured in a car accident in Ontario, you can pursue legal action against the person or persons responsible for negligence. Remember, that if you were injured by an uninsured or unknown party, you should still seek out legal counsel. It is advised to consult a personal injury lawyer for a tort claim for a motor vehicle accident.

Settling Your Claim

Partnering with a Toronto car accident lawyer will also help you reduce the amount of time the case takes since they know how to best approach your case. Instead of going to trial, it may be beneficial for you to settle out of court through arbitration, mediation, or negotiation. 

To learn more about how we can help you, or to discuss a potential claim, contact us at Gluckstein Lawyers.

To learn more about how we can help you, or to discuss a potential claim, contact us at Gluckstein Lawyers.

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