Have you been injured in an accident or found yourself involved in an insurance dispute?
If you have been injured in an accident or are involved in some other type of dispute, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner, the better.
With many types of disputes and serious personal injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, or other bodily injuries, it is especially critical that you talk to a personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible after the incident to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the accident benefits and compensation you deserve.
How your Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer can help
We can help you take action now to protect your rights. We offer free, no obligation consultation if you have suffered a personal injury or if you are involved in a dispute. If you would like us to contact you, contact an Ontario personal injury lawyer to fill out our online information form, or contact us immediately by phone at 1-800-563-6348.
What can I do to protect my rights if I’ve been injured in a car accident in Ontario?
The province of Ontario has established strict time limits for reporting and filing a claim. If you fail to submit your claim in time, you could lose your right to sue for financial compensation or damages.
If you have been injured in an accident, these basic steps can help protect your rights:
- Contact a relevant authority to tell them about your accident. For example, if you are in a motor vehicle accident, contact the police. If you have injured yourself on someone else’s property, tell the owner or manager.
- Take down the names of witnesses and people involved in the accident.
- Tell your insurance company about the accident, but remember that anything you say to your insurer could be used against you in determining your entitlement to benefits.
- See your family doctor about your injury. Create a file with the names of all health care professionals you visit and the dates of your visits.
- If you have to pay for anything yourself, keep every receipt including medication, clothing, and devices to assist you with your injury.
- Collect any insurance plan information that you may have rights to claim against, such as auto insurance, accident insurance, and short and long-term disability insurance.
- Make a list of everyone that acts as a caregiver, such as family members or friends, and record the time spent participating in your care. If you have to hire someone to assist with your care, be sure to have their contact information available, and keep receipts of all payments you make to them.
- Be aware: Anything you post on Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites could be used against you in determining your entitlement to benefits. Change your privacy settings and do not post any information about your treatment or the accident on any website.
Contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident, there are time restrictions on making a claim. In Ontario, the basic limitation period for most actions is two years. However, depending on the type of action and who is involved, many other deadlines or time limits may apply. It is important to speak to one of our lawyers as soon as possible after your accident to avoid missing an important deadline.
Meet With Us!
Once you have made an appointment with one of our personal injury lawyers, you can prepare for your first appointment:
- Bring the details of your insurance coverage, including the name of your insurance company, your policy number and the name of your insurance agent or adjuster.
- Bring the names and contact information of your doctors and other health care providers, and a list of hospitals where you have received treatment for your injury.
- Bring photo identification to the meeting.