Articles for Non-Lawyers

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 that you should receive. If someone else was at fault for the accident, you will also have a “tort” case. In the tort case you will sue the driver who caused the collision. You bring a tort claim to recover any damages that aren’t covered by accident benefits. Therefore you may have two claims: an accident benefits claim (against your own insurance company) and a tort claim (against the at-fault driver). Santucci Personal Injury Law can help you through this sometimes cumbersome experience. Initial consultations are free. (76)

About the Author Patricia Santucci

Patricia Santucci is a personal injury lawyer born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds several degrees having attended King’s College at the University of Western Ontario, McMaster University, earned a Master of Arts degree at the University of Windsor and an Ontario Teaching Degree from Teacher’s College as well as her Ontario Teaching Certificate. After graduating from the University of Alberta law school she was called to the bar in 2000. You can find Patricia on and LinkedIn or directly through this website