FAQ Group: Short & Long-Term Disability Benefits

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. […]

What is “the threshold”? by Patricia Santucci

Your motor vehicle accident “tort” claim for pain and suffering must meet a requirement which your lawyer will refer to as the “threshold”. In order to meet this threshold, you will have to provide evidence to show that the injuries that you sustained in the motor vehicle accident have resulted in your death or your […]

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 […]

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 […]