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How are accident benefits different from lawsuit damages? by Patricia Santucci

Unlike damages from a lawsuit, accident benefits are provided regardless of who was at fault for the accident. You do not need to sue anyone to obtain accident benefits. A lawsuit involves suing the driver responsible for your accident to help you 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). Contact us at Santucci Personal Injury Law for a free consultation. (55)

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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