FAQ Group: Common Questions

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 […]

How much money can I get from a tort claim? by Patricia Santucci

The damages awarded in tort claims vary tremendously on a case by case basis. The damages that you may receive will depend on the particular circumstances of your case, including the type of injury that you sustained and how that injury affects your life. Whether you are entitled to income loss will also greatly affect […]

Can I still sue if I am partially responsible for the collision? by Patricia Santucci

Yes. Often an accident can be caused by more than one party. It is possible that you might be partially responsible for the collision. For example, if an oncoming vehicle turned left in front of yours as you were proceeding through an intersection, but you were speeding, there could be two drivers responsible for the […]

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 […]

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