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Car Accidents and the Law in Ontario
If you have been hurt in a car accident in Ontario, the consequences can be life-changing. You may be wondering: What are my legal rights if I am involved in a car accident in Ontario?
Ontario has a no-fault insurance system for automobile and motorcycle accidents, which allows you to obtain
accident benefits irrespective of fault. In addition, an injured person can also obtain compensation from the at-fault driver's insurance company.
Ontario Auto Accident Benefits Claim:
Accident benefits are available to anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident regardless of who is at fault. These benefits are available under the auto insurance policy. Accident benefits may pay for items such as:
Medical and Rehabilitation
In order to obtain accident benefits, a number of documents and applications will need to be filled out and provided to the insurance company. The accident benefits scheme is complex and constantly changing. There are continuing obligations and deadlines for filing and providing information.
Ontario Auto Accident Lawsuits - The Tort Claim:
The tort claim is essentially a lawsuit made against the at-fault driver for compensation. These claims are usually defended and paid for by the other driver's insurance company. The tort claim is in addition to the accident benefits you receive from your own insurance company. In car and motorcycle accidents, you can claim the following compensation:
Pain and Suffering
Loss of Income
Housekeeping and Home maintenance expenses
Health Care and Rehabilitation Expenses
Loss of guidance, care and companionship on behalf of family members.
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