If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of a car accident, slip and fall, defective product or some other negligence in Ontario, your first priority is medical care. You should know, however, that time is not your friend. The wait and see approach can be detrimental to your claim and ability to obtain compensation.
Where serious injuries are concerned, the insurance company will mobilize immediately. As a former defense lawyer working on behalf of large insurance companies, I know this from experience. In serious cases, the insurance company and their lawyers will make every effort to immediately obtain and collect information that is favorable to the defense of your claim. They will photograph the scene, take measurements, and meet with witnesses. While you and your family spend hours in hospitals and doctor's offices, the insurance company is preparing to defeat your claim before it even commences. They are getting the upper hand.
If the insurance company for the at fault party contacts you following an accident or requests to meet with you to obtain information, you should immediately seek legal advice from an Ontario personal injury lawyer. You should talk to a lawyer that is working for you before talking to the insurance company. Above all, insurance companies are large, for profit corporations. They are a business and, like any business, they seek to make profits for their shareholders. Often, the insurance company representative will be polite, friendly, and tell you that they are interested in helping you. They will usually indicate that they require some information from you and may even seek to meet with you to obtain a statement. Despite the appearances, you can be sure that the insurance company is only interested in limiting their monetary exposure. They want to defeat or minimize your claim. The insurance company will pay you as little as possible for your claim or injury.
If an insurance company offers an insurance settlement, have a Ontario personal injury lawyer review the insurance settlement to see if it is fair. Insurance companies may offer a minimal amount in a settlement in order to obtain your signature on a release, stating that you will not sue. Without having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side, you could be signing away thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
By consulting with and retaining a personal injury lawyer immediately, you and your family can focus on your medical care and recovery. Your lawyer and his team will take care of investigating your claim and dealing with the insurance company in order to obtain a fair settlement for your claim. With a contingency fee agreement, you will not be charged any fees until your case settles.
Still have questions? Contact Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer, Andrew Iacobelli, for complimentary consultation.
Ontario Car Accident Lawyer For York Region, Toronto, Aurora, Vaughan, Woodbridge, Richmond Hill, Markham, Bradford, Keswick, Newmarket Ontario
Car accidents in Ontario, continue to cause catastrophic injuries throughout the densely populated areas of our metropolitan cities and rural streets. If you have been hurt in a car accident in Toronto, York Region or the surrounding areas, you know that the consequences can be life-changing. A car accident lawyer can make a difference in your recovery and your right to financial compensation.
If you are involved in a car accident in Ontario and you are seeking compensation for your injuries, you may be wondering what determines the value of your case. There are many different factors that determine what amount of compensation you are entitled to. The compensation, referred to as damages in the legal arena, vary by individual case. The most common damages (or categories of compensation) include medical rehabilitation expenses, future care costs, loss of wages, loss of ability to earn money, and loss of housekeeping and home making abilities. In serious injury cases, future care costs can be quite significant. As OHIP does not always cover expenses related to therapy, including physiotherapy, massage and chiropractic care, these may be claimed as future care costs. Additionally, home modifications and assistive devices that may be required over your lifetime may also be claimed.
In Ontario car accidents and truck accidents are common. People are often injured as a result of negligent drivers and car accidents are frequently seen on the streets, avenues, and highways of Ontario. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a result of a car accident, a Ontario personal injury lawyer may be able to help.
The recent and tragic construction accident at York University is a sad reminder of the dangers that exist with construction, particularly where cranes or other heavy equipment are involved. While the York University construction accident is still under investigation, there is no doubt that people are injured everyday on the work site in accidents that could have been avoided. Far too often, workers are killed or injured because of defective or poorly maintained equipment, inadequate training of workers and supervisors, an improperly set up construction site, or because safety equipment was not used or improperly used. Some of the more common injuries in construction settings are falls from height, and crush injuries resulting from large equipment.
As a former defence lawyer, I acted regularly on behalf of large multinational companies that were involved in the design and construction of major infrastructure. Unfortunately, I observed first hand the perils that exist on large construction sites and the devastating consequences of seemingly avoidable events. The invaluable experience that I learned in defence of catastrophic claims now serves as an asset to my clients that have been injured.
Personal Injury Lawyer for Fractures and Orthopedic Injuries in Newmarket, Aurora, Vaughan, Woodbridge, Richmond Hill, Markham, Stouffville, King City
Fractures and orthopedic injuries may result from car accidents, slip and fall accidents and other types of accidents. Fractured bones can be quite serious, and often require surgery and insertion of hardware, such as plates and screws. Although we are fortunate to have excellent physicians and facilities in the Greater Toronto Area, such as the Southlake Fracture Clinic, the road to recovery may still be difficult. Following the initial orthopaedic surgery, the injured person often has a long road to recovery, inlcuding frequent visits to the fracture clinic, along with extensive rehabilitation and therapy. A serious fracture, particularly when a joint is impacted, such as the shoulder, hip, ankle or knee can have life long consequences. In addition to the therapy and pain management that may be needed for life, these injuries may lead to arthritis, which further reduces function as the person ages. A persons income earning ability, as well as their home care and leisure may be severely compromised.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious fracture inury, speak with an Ontario personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can assist you in navigating the complex legal and insurance issues so that you can focus on your health. For a complimentary consultation contact lawyer, Andrew Iacobelli. If your injury prevents you from being able to travel, Andrew Iacobelli will accomodate a meeting at a location convenient for you, including your home or hospital.
Injury Lawyer for Motorcycle Accidents in York Region, Aurora, Vaughan, Woodbridge, Toroto, Markham, Richmond Hill, Bradford, Keswick, Newmarket.
As a motorcycle rider, I understand the allure of taking to the open road on a motorcycle. All motorcyclists know that you need to be attentive and cautions when riding near other vehicles and, in particular, near intersections. Despite efforts to be heard and seen, such as daytime running lights and loud pipes, too often motorcyclists are not observed by other vehicles, resulting in serious collisions, often with tragic outcomes.
Traffic accident statistics show that a disproportionately high number of catastrophic injuries, such as broken bones, brain damage, paralysis, and death are sustained by motorcyclists.
Personal injury lawyer, Andrew Iacobelli is committed to helping motorcyclists that have been injured due to the negligent driving of another vehicle. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please do not hesitate to contact Ontario personal injury lawyer for a complimentary consultation.
Personal Injury Lawyer for Aurora, Newmarket, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Toronto, Ontario discusses Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrians and bicyclists in in Toronto and Southern Ontario are too often injured or killed when they are struck by a motor vehicle. These pedestrian and bicycle accidents often cause serious injuries because of the relative vulnerability someone has while walking or biking.
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in bicycle or pedestrian accident, a Ontario personal injury lawyer can assist you in recovering your damages for lost wages, out of pocket expenses, past and future care costs, and pain and suffering. Time is not your friend - there are strict time limits to bring a claim. Delay may result in your claim being forever barred. For a complimentary consultation regarding a pedestrian or bicycle accident, contact personal injury lawyer Andrew Iacobelli.
Slip and Fall Accidents Lawyer for Toronto, York Region, Woodbridge, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, Aurora, Keswick, Newmarket
Slip and fall accidents are the most common premises liability claims. Laws dictate that property owners must provide safe, secure, and properly maintained premises. Businesses or homeowners may be held liable for slip and fall accidents.
Common causes of slip and fall injuries include:
Ontario Slip and Fall lawyer, Andrew Iacobelli, can help you determine who is at fault for your slip and fall accident. If a local, provincial or federal government entity is found to be liable, different laws may apply which may affect your rights.
The injuries in a slip and fall case can be devastating. Many times, injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident can be more severe than those suffered in an auto accident. It is not uncommon for a fall to cause bone fractures or torn ligaments. Many times elderly persons suffer fractured hips in falls.