If you were involved in a car accident in Toronto personal injury case is something you should seriously consider. Personal injury is a process which allows for the recovery of your past as well as future losses as a result of the accident. Personal injury is when you sue the at-fault party under Tort law for their negligence. This type of lawsuit is almost entirely based on your injuries and their severity, but unlike with accident benefits, this part of your injury claim gets funded by the other person’s insurance company and not yours; that is one of the main differences between accident benefits and personal injury Toronto.
What this means is that no matter how serious your injury is as a result of the motor-vehicle accident, if you were deemed at-fault under Fault Determination Rules, you cannot sue.
Having been in the business for quite some time now, we are used to our clients’ confusion between accident benefits and personal injury. Very often our clients expect to get paid for something under an accident benefits claim which is only payable through a personal injury or a third party claim.
A Toronto personal injury lawsuit is a third party claim that you, as a victim of a third party’s negligent act, directly suffered a serious injury and/or incurred economic loss. Most personal injury Toronto claims arise out of car accidents. Apart from your injuries, you may also sue for Economic loss, health-care expenses, and so on. It is important to remember that your accident lawyer Toronto is not actually suing the person at-fault, but their insurance company. Most cases settle out of court and settlement amounts are often much larger than accident benefits claim settlements. This is mainly because there is a lot more coverage for future expenses in personal injury claim than there is in an accident benefits claim. Also, economic loss plays a big role in the settlement amount disparity.
As the victim, you can do a lot to make the claims process flow smoothly. Aside from providing proper documentation in a timely manner, you can bring a positive attitude to each meeting. Since insurance companies already know their client is guilty, there’s no need to constantly remind them of obligations. Most agencies will pay a fair amount if the paperwork is submitted in a timely manner because they want to avoid the possibility of a lawsuit.
A personal injury claim must be carried out by Toronto injury lawyers if the case makes it to trial. However, because most claims do not make it to trial, hence, a licensed paralegal is able to settle a Toronto personal injury claim as well. For more information on third party claims, please contact us.