Obtaining Compensation for Injuries
About Your Rights, Remedies, and the Legal Process
How do I know if I have a claim?
If you are injured in an accident, you may have the right to make a claim against the person who caused or contributed to your injury. Claims for compensation can be made for injuries suffered in many situations and are often covered by insurance.
What if the accident is my fault?
If you are injured in an automobile, snowmobile, ATV, motorcycle or dirt bike accident, you are entitled to certain accident benefits (usually paid by your own insurance company), even if you are at fault for the accident. Further, depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may also be entitled to benefits from other sources. We can help you identify those potential sources and obtain the benefits to which you are entitled.
Where do I begin?
The first step is to determine if you have a claim. The quickest and surest way to do this is to consult with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after a serious personal injury because there are strict time limits and deadlines that must be met in order to avoid delays or disqualification from obtaining compensation.
What if I am injured in an automobile accident?
There is a special system for obtaining compensation related to motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, it is complicated. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you obtain full and just compensation.
There are two sources of compensation, both described below:
- Accident Benefits Claim: A claim against your own car insurance company or the car insurance company of another vehicle involved in the accident; and,
- Tort Claim: A claim against the at-fault driver.
Can I claim for other types of accidents?
Yes. If your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else, you may be able to seek compensation.For accidents that do not involve motorized vehicles, accident benefits are not available. Generally, compensation for your losses will not be paid by the insurance company until the end of your case. However, in certain circumstances, we may be able to persuade the responsible party’s insurance company to make an advance payment.