FAQ Group: Policies

What compensation is my family entitled to? by Patricia Santucci

There are several types of damages that your family members can recover in a lawsuit arising out of your motor vehicle accident. Your family members can be compensated for the loss of care, guidance, and companionship that they might reasonably have expected to receive from you if your injury had not occurred. Family members may […]

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 […]

Why do I have 2 lawsuits arising out of the same Motor Vehicle Accident? by Patricia Santucci

You may hear your lawyer talking about your “tort” case and your “accident benefits” case. In Ontario you are entitled to accident benefits through your own insurance company. Sometimes you have to sue your own insurance company if they wrongfully deny or cut off your benefits, or if you disagree about the amount of benefits […]

What happens if I do not agree with my insurance company’s decision regarding my accident benefits? by Patricia Santucci

If your insurance company denies your claim for benefits, or cuts off your benefits, or if you disagree about the amount of the benefits that you do receive, you can access a dispute resolution service, which is provided by the Financial Services Commission (FSCO). FSCO is a government body and its dispute resolution services include […]