FAQ Group: Legal Counsel

What kind of damages can I sue for in a tort claim? by Patricia Santucci

When you are injured in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, you can sue to recover “damages” for loss that you have experienced as a result of the motor vehicle accident, including: – “general damages” for your pain and suffering – income loss or loss of economic opportunity for your loss of wages […]

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 […]

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 […]

Which insurance company pays my accident benefits? by Patricia Santucci

If you own an automobile, even if it was not involved in the accident, you will apply to your own insurer for accident benefits. If you do not have your own insurance policy, you will apply to your spouse’s insurance company or to the insurance company of the person you are dependent on. If neither […]

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