FAQ Group: Legal Counsel

What are the steps involved in a lawsuit? by Patricia Santucci

Once you hire a lawyer he or she will put the at-fault parties on notice of your claim. Your lawyer will prepare and file your Statement of Claim with the Court within two years from the date of the accident. The lawyer for the at-fault party will file a Statement of Defence on their behalf. […]

How do I start a lawsuit? by Patricia Santucci

A lawsuit against the at-fault driver (tort claim) is started when you file a Statement of Claim with the Court. This document sets out your side of the story and tells the Court what happened in the accident and what kind of damages you are seeking to recover. You have two years from the date […]

Some of your family members may also be able to sue as a result of the injuries that you sustained in the motor vehicle accident. These claims are governed by Ontario’s Family Law Act. Only certain family members are eligible to claim, including your spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, brother and sister. We can help […]

How long do I have to bring a tort claim? by Patricia Santucci

You have two years from the date of your accident to sue the at-fault party or parties. If you miss the two year limitation period your claim cannot proceed unless you can prove that you brought the claim within two years of when you knew or ought to have known that your injuries met the […]

How much money can I get from a tort claim? by Patricia Santucci

The damages awarded in tort claims vary tremendously on a case by case basis. The damages that you may receive will depend on the particular circumstances of your case, including the type of injury that you sustained and how that injury affects your life. Whether you are entitled to income loss will also greatly affect […]