FAQ Group: Motorcycle Accidents

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 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 […]

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 […]

Does anything disqualify me from receiving Accident Benefits? by Patricia Santucci

The legislation sets out specific circumstances that disqualify you from receiving certain accident benefits. These situations include: – driving without a valid driver’s license – driving a vehicle when you knew or should have known that you were driving without the owner’s consent – being a passenger who knew or should have known that the […]

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