If you have been injured in a car accident you can claim accident benefits.
March 13, 2014, Kitchener, Ontario
Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer
Ontario has a mandatory accident benefit coverage in all auto insurance policies. Anyone hurt in a car accident is entitled to claim accident benefits regardless of fault. This extends to pedestrians and cyclists who are injured as a result of a car accident. You forfeit your right to many benefits if you were in contravention of the law when you were in the accident.
When you are injured in a car accident you need to notify the insurance company within 7 days of the accident. They will require you to complete a variety of forms called the benefits application package, and you will have to return this package to your insurer. If you don’t have insurance then the situation becomes a bit more complicated and you may wish to seek professional advice on how to proceed.
Under the law in Ontario there are a variety of benefits that you may be eligible for. These include:
- Medical benefits
- Rehabilitation benefits
- Attendant car benefits
- Housekeeping and home maintenance benefits
- Income replacement benefits\non-earner benefits
- Caregiver benefits
The most important thing to remember is that navigating the insurance paperwork and meeting the timelines may be very difficult depending on your situation and injuries. In order to ensure you are receiving the benefits you deserve you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.
I have a section of my website dedicated to coverage in Ontario. Please call my office if you have questions regarding your case.
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The opinions expressed here, while intended to provide useful information, should not be interpreted as legal recommendations or advice.