FAQ Group: Accidents

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 benefits are available if I die in an accident? by Patricia Santucci

If you die either in the accident itself, or shortly after the accident as a result of injuries you suffered in the accident, then your surviving family members may be entitled to a death benefit and a funeral benefit. Your spouse may receive a lump sum $25,000 benefit. This benefit increases to $50,000 if the […]

What if I was enrolled in school at the time of the collision? by Patricia Santucci

If you were enrolled in an education program (elementary, secondary, post secondary or continuing education) at the time of the accident, and your injuries prevent you from continuing in that program, you may be entitled to a lost educational expenses benefit. This benefit will reimburse incurred expenses for tuition, books, equipment, etc. up to a […]

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