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Car Accidents

What is a car accident claim?

Being a good driver does not completely guarantee safety on the road. Even the best, safest drivers can get into accidents. It only takes one drunk or distracted driver to change your life forever.

Every driver is required by law to carry auto insurance. But with over 36,000 collisions in Ontario each year and not all drivers carrying nearly enough liability benefits, the price of recovery — or life itself — is a lot steeper. 

Zayouna Law Firm specializes in car accident tort claims. We help you recover damages for the devastating impact of a car accident. You and your loved ones should not bear the lifelong cost of a car crash and doom you to a lifetime of pain, suffering, and lasting emotional and financial burden.

Why You Need to File a Tort Claim for a Car Accident

The price of a driver’s negligence is deadly — one you should not have to pay with your own life. The compounded effects of physical injuries and lasting trauma, medical and rehabilitation expenses, and lost wages and future earnings can leave victims and their families feeling confused, hopeless and lost. Add to these is the stress of a tedious insurance claims process and the long wait until benefits are paid.

Criminal Charges vs. Tort Claim

While driving under the influence or distractedly are crimes, seeking justice in the form of a criminal verdict can also be a long and fraught process. A criminal suit alone does not guarantee enough compensation for the losses you and your loved ones have incurred in a car accident. 

To claim damages you are entitled to under the law, seeking legal action is important to restoring your quality of life. Remember that you only have 120 days to notify the at-fault driver of your intent to sue and two years to commence a lawsuit. 

Failing to exhaust your legal options can be the difference between recovering full accident benefits and a lifetime of the lasting emotional and financial impact on you and your loved ones.

Who can file a car accident claim?

Types of Car Accidents and Catastrophic Outcomes

Were you or a loved one recently involved in a car accident? The nature of a life-altering collision is important in determining who is at fault, as well as the damages you are entitled to. Common car accidents include:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to obey traffic signals
  • Speeding 
  • Failure to heed weather and road conditions
  • Driver fatigue
  • Improper lane changes
  • Vehicle and parts defects and neglected maintenance
  • Improper cargo loading.

These can lead to catastrophic outcomes:

  • Death
  • Spinal cord damage and/or paralysis
  • Fractures and torn ligaments
  • Herniated discs
  • Burns and disfigurement
  • Limb amputations
  • Injuries to vital internal organs and internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injury and/or cognitive impairment.

Gaps in Auto Insurance Accident Benefits

The law requires drivers to carry auto insurance, with basic coverage for third-party liability, direct compensation for property damage, and coverage for accidents caused by uninsured or underinsured motorists. 

Insurance companies dispute, minimize, and even deny otherwise valid claims, resulting in emotional, physical, and financial impact. Even with a successful claim, the amount is rarely enough to cover other lasting costs of a car accident, such as long-term care and lost wages.

Car Accident Damages

No amount of money can bring back a loved one lost to a car accident, nor identify the full extent of such a catastrophic event. A legal claim can help substantiate your losses and alleviate some of the emotional and financial burdens. You can claim for:

  • Medical bills
  • Therapy and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Attendant care
  • Home accessibility modifications
  • Housekeeping and home maintenance.

Our Law Firms Car Accident Claim Process

Zayouna Law Firm aims to make legal advice and action accessible. See how we can help ease your recovery by claiming car accident damages:

  1. Consultation: Your claim for car accident benefits and damages starts with a free consultation. Our car accident lawyers are ready and willing to listen to your recollection of the accident and the following events, such as catastrophic injuries or loss of life. We can advise you if you have a viable claim.
  1. File your car accident claim: Once your claim commences, we represent you in all court proceedings and settlement negotiations. We discuss all aspects of the case with you and your family to help you make informed decisions regarding the next steps. We strive to present exhaustive documentary evidence and expert testimony to build a strong claim for the accident’s physical, emotional, and financial impact.
  1. Resolution: Our goal is to deliver the best outcome — substantial compensation in an expedient manner to ease your suffering and help bring peace and recovery. You can trust to advocate for you at every step, from pursuing denied and delayed insurance claims to seeking damages against the at-fault party. And because our fees are contingent, we do not charge if no recovery is made from your claim.

Our Car Accident Tort Claim Expertise

At Zayouna Law Firm, our vast legal expertise goes beyond representing your claim under Ontario’s car accident statutes and legal precedents. We advocate for your best interest — your recovery and total well-being, so you can rebuild your life and attain the justice you deserve.

  • Results: Zayouna Law Firm has an excellent record of successful car accident claims against insurers and at-fault parties, along with other personal injury suits. Our vast legal expertise is rooted in consistent client advocacy, from your first consultation to every hearing and ongoing settlement negotiations. We stop at nothing to ensure your recovery and substantial compensation.
  • Relationships: As a testament to our expertise, we are distinguished members of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Ontario Bar Association. But more importantly, we are active community members who know our clients personally. We take a personalized approach to every case and strive to ensure constant communication and your full participation in the proceedings.
  • Recovery: Our ultimate goal is your total recovery in an expedient and timely manner. You can trust our car accident lawyers to place your interests above all else and ensure you and your family are adequately compensated for all your suffering. We also connect you with rehabilitation experts to aid your recovery and improvement of quality of life.

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accident Claims

To claim full accident benefits from your insurance provider or in a tort claim against an at-fault driver, you need to provide exhaustive documentation. These include complete and multiple photos capturing the full extent of property damage, complete medical records, employment and wage data, and other supporting evidence illustrating the car accident’s impact.

The time after a car accident is complicated, traumatic, and filled with uncertainty. Your focus is on physical recovery or grief. However, it is vital to stay focused on long-term recovery and quality of life. In Ontario, victims and next of kin have only 120 days of the crash to notify the at-fault driver of intended legal action and two years to commence a lawsuit.

To streamline recovery efforts and reduce the work in compiling documentation, make sure to keep a copy of all photos, records, and other documents submitted to your insurance provider. While filing an insurance claim for accident benefits, you can also explore legal recourse.

It’s impossible to put an exact price on your losses from a motor vehicle accident. A car accident lawyer will examine your medical bills, wages, property damage, and other costs incurred to quantify the damages and seek this compensation in court. Along with these, your lawyer can also help quantify and recover damages for pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, and loss of enjoyment of life with the help of financial and medical experts.

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