Many of our clients are unsure how to get compensation for their injuries. They want to know who will pay for their recovery, rehabilitation and time off work, especially if they are partially at fault for their accident.
The two main ways to obtain compensation are through accident benefits and tort claims. At Rochon Genova, our personal injury lawyers will help you with both.
Accident benefits are paid by your own insurance company, regardless of whether you are at fault for the accident. These benefits may cover:
- Medical expenses
- Income replacement/non-earner benefits
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Attendant care benefits
- Caregiver benefits
Although some benefits are the same for all insurance plans in Ontario, it is important to know the details of your own plan because it may include additional benefits, such as helping pay for parking for hospital visitors. If your injury is labelled catastrophic, additional benefits will be available.
Our accident benefits lawyers will help you and your family members give notice to your insurance company and file for benefits, without missing any deadlines. We can help you avoid a number of pitfalls to ensure that your claim is processed quickly and in your favour.
If your insurance company denies any of your claims, we can get them to reconsider.
If you have suffered serious permanent injury and the other party in the accident was at least partially at fault, you may sue the other party to obtain compensation above and beyond what you can get from your insurance. You may be able to get compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Time off work
Your family may also be able to claim losses under the Family Law Act.
For both kinds of compensation, the law can be complicated and confusing. Our personal injury practice group and support team have the knowledge and experience to negotiate with insurance companies so that you get the compensation you deserve.
You need to concentrate on recovery and dealing with the aftermath of your accident. Let us worry about getting you compensation.
Contact Rochon Genova LLP
Talk to us about claiming benefits and suing for damages. Call Rochon Genova at 416-548-9874 or send us an email to set up a free consultation. We serve injured clients in the Greater Toronto Area and throughout Ontario.