FAQ Group: Requirements

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. […]

When am I entitled to make a tort claim? by Patricia Santucci

You can only make a tort claim if you have suffered a loss as a result of another person’s negligence. In the case of a motor vehicle accident, the negligent party may be the driver of the car that you are in or the driver of another vehicle. A corporation might also be a negligent […]

Your lawyer may use the term “tort claim” when referring to the lawsuit that you may bring against the driver that caused your motor vehicle collision. Tort is a legal term used to describe conduct that harms other people or their property. It is a private or “civil” wrong or an act of negligence against […]

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 […]