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In Mississauga, personal injuries are a common occurrence due to the negligence of others. From reckless drivers to negligent property owners, innocent individuals often fall victim to preventable accidents and suffer serious consequences.
In Ontario, over 30,000 people were injured in car accidents in 2021 alone. In addition, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, and faulty products also pose a threat to safety and well-being, sending thousands of Canadians to the hospital every day.
At Zayouna Law Firm, our dedicated personal injury lawyers are equipped to handle all types of cases, including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, slip and fall accidents, brain injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, product defects, and more.
Personal injury does not have a specific definition in Ontario law. In a legal sense, personal injury refers to any injury caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of a third party. The third part could be an individual, a company, or a government organization.
There are many types of personal injury cases. The most common are:
Personal injury cases don’t necessarily need to involve physical injury. Psychological distress or trauma can also be a cause for a personal injury lawsuit.
If you’ve experienced a serious injury that you think might not have been your fault, there are some steps to try to remember while you are still at the scene of the injury. Taking these steps will help provide evidence if you file a personal injury lawsuit, and can help strengthen your claim.
If possible, try to:
The most important step after any injury is to seek medical attention right away. Your health is the first priority. Continue pursuing medical treatment and rehabilitation for as long as you need. Remember to keep receipts and records of all treatments you receive or any relevant medical expenses.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident or any other incident where you might have insurance coverage for your losses, you will want to notify your insurance provider as soon as possible. All car insurance policies in Ontario include Statutory Accident Benefits to help provide some immediate compensation to those injured in a car accident, regardless of who is at fault. The sooner you notify your insurer, the better your odds of having your claim approved and the sooner you will receive your benefits.
The next step is to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
If you think you might have a personal injury case, it is essential not to delay starting the process. Most cases have time restraints for how soon after the injury you have to give notice to relevant parties or time limits on when you can take legal action. For example, slip and fall cases against a municipality that are related to ice and snow must be initiated within 60 days of the injury.
The amount of compensation you can receive in your personal injury case will depend on various factors like the extent of your injuries, the cost of your medical treatments, your pre-accident income, and more.
Each situation will be unique in how much compensation you can receive and what expenses can be reimbursed. Your compensation is not limited to medical expenses, either. You might be entitled to payment to cover all losses relating to:
If you think you might be able to file a personal injury claim, if you need help submitting insurance claims or challenging an insurance decision, or even if you just want help understanding your option, you’ll want to talk to a personal injury lawyer. Most lawyers offer free initial consultations, so there is really no downside in talking to a lawyer to better understand your situation.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will help you navigate all of the legal processes related to your injury, from explaining your rights to representing you in court. Your lawyer will help to:
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a preventable accident, don’t wait to talk to a Mississauga personal injury lawyer. At Zayouna Law Firm, our experienced personal injury lawyers are here to help you navigate the complex legal system and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Our team is dedicated to providing client-focused assistance and ensuring that you receive the best possible outcome.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and confidential case evaluation.
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At Zayouna Law Firm, we have assembled a team of professionals dedicated to serving seriously injured clients with knowledge and sensitivity. Collectively, our highly skilled personal injury lawyers bring decades of experience to the work of helping thousands of injured clients return their lives to their pre-accident state.Read More