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Will I need to bring anything to our first meeting with you? by Patricia Santucci

Yes. You will need to
– bring identification with you such as your OHIP card or Driver’s license
– social insurance number, if you have one
– certificate of auto insurance. Specifically, you need to know when your policy renews and whether you have any enhanced coverage. This information will reveal whether the some of the old rules regarding accident benefits apply to your situation or whether you will be entirely dealing with all the new rules.

Also, bring any documentation you have relating to the accident. These items may include the
– Police Report/Collision report
– letters and/or forms from your insurance company
– letters from any insurance company involved in the accident
– any medical reports that were completed on behalf of your insurance company
– the name of your family doctor, name of any specialists
– information with respect to any where you received treatment and/or name of the pharmacy where you get your medication

If we open a file for you we will need to obtain this information so the more information you can give us, the more quickly we can process your matter. (24)

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About the Author Patricia Santucci

Patricia Santucci is a personal injury lawyer born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds several degrees having attended King’s College at the University of Western Ontario, McMaster University, earned a Master of Arts degree at the University of Windsor and an Ontario Teaching Degree from Teacher’s College as well as her Ontario Teaching Certificate. After graduating from the University of Alberta law school she was called to the bar in 2000. You can find Patricia on and LinkedIn or directly through this website

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