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.