FAQ Group: Tort

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]