If you’ve been injured in a car accident as a driver, passenger, cyclist, or even a pedestrian you are entitled to medical benefits as well as money damages if the accident was not your fault.
If you’ve been in a car accident as a driver, passenger, cyclist, or even a pedestrian you
may be entitled to compensation if you’ve been hurt. Our lawyers are experienced in
dealing with claims involving the following:
• Auto accidents
• Motorcycle & Moped accidents
• Collision with pedestrian
• Bus accidents
• Bicycle accidents
When a driver’s negligence is the cause of the accident, the victim (or the victim’s family
and/or estate in case of death) can claim against the driver for injuries suffered, if a
certain threshold is met. Generally, compensation is sought for income loss, pain and
suffering, and other losses or expenses incurred as a result of injuries.
Settlement may occur as a result of negotiations with the driver’s insurance company,
but starting a lawsuit against the responsible party or parties may be necessary. This
lawsuit is known as a tort action. In either case, we at Menzies lawyers are experienced
in navigating the complexities that can arise when dealing with motor vehicle collisions which cause spinal, head, neck, brain or other injuries. We also represent the family members in wrongful death claims, where the victim has died of his or her injuries.
Contact one of our car accident lawyers to discuss your case at a free consultation.
Regardless of who was at fault for the accident, you may be entitled to benefits if you
were injured in Ontario. These include:
• Income replacement benefits
• Attendant care benefits
• Medical and rehabilitation expenses
• Funeral and death benefits
• Non-earner benefits
These benefits arise from Ontario’s no-fault insurance scheme that is designed to
ensure that people who suffer injury may receive benefits no matter who caused the
Prolonged negotiations, mediation, arbitration or court action may be needed to obtain
the benefits to which you are entitled. Depending on the circumstances of the case, we may be able to help you apply for benefits, negotiate a lump sum payout, and represent you if your claim is denied.
Get in touch with us to arrange a free consultation. From our downtown Ottawa offices, we represent clients throughout the East Region.