What is Trauma?
“Trauma” refers to serious personal injuries sustained in an accident which may lead to devastating, life-changing and long-term repercussions.
If you suffer a trauma, you may be entitled to compensation. If the trauma occurred as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Ontario, you can be compensated through two sources – compulsory Statutory Accident Benefits (provided to you through your own car insurance policy) and a tort claim (A tort claim is a lawsuit against the person who caused your injuries).
Accident Benefits may cover:
- Medical and rehabilitation services
- Attendant Care Services
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of income from disability
- Death benefits
- Caregiver benefits
- Non-earner benefits
- Visitor expenses
- Other expenses, like education costs, housekeeping and maintenance
What is a Trauma Lawyer?
A qualified trauma lawyer, commonly referred to as a personal injury lawyer, will advance claims on your behalf to ensure you are fully compensated for the physical, emotional, and/or financial injuries you suffered.
A qualified trauma lawyer will provide you with clear and comprehensive legal advice, advocate in and out of the courtroom for your rights, help you navigate the complex Accident Benefits claims process (if applicable) and put in place the rehabilitation team you need to help you or your loved one make the best possible recovery.
This is what we do at Thomson Rogers.
When Should I Contact a Thomson Rogers Trauma Lawyer?
It’s important that you contact a Thomson Rogers trauma lawyer as soon as possible after the trauma. Ontario’s laws place strict time limits and deadlines on accident victims that must be met, so you are not disqualified from obtaining compensation. Our trauma lawyers will help you determine if you have a claim and how you should proceed.
Where possible, a Thomson Rogers trauma lawyer will help you obtain any benefits payments that are immediately available to you as a result of the trauma you have experienced. A Thomson Rogers trauma lawyer will help you get the benefits necessary to pay for care, treatment and rehabilitation as well as to ease the financial burden of being unable to work. The sooner you engage us, the quicker you will get the level of support you need.
Why Should You Engage a Thomson Rogers Trauma Lawyer?
Because not all trauma lawyers are alike.
At Thomson Rogers we provide free consultations right in your home or hospital room, and in almost all cases we do not require any payment until you receive compensation. When you or a loved one experiences a major trauma, we believe it is important to understand your rights and to learn about your options from an experienced and compassionate advocate. We will ensure you are fully informed about all legal fees and costs – you can rest assured there will be no surprises later.
Unlike many personal injury law firms in Ontario, we represent only people injured in accidents. We do not represent or defend the interests of insurance companies in trauma or personal injury claims, so you can count on us to go “toe-to-toe” with any large insurance company or defendant.
A Leader in Personal Injury Law for Over 80 Years
Since 1936, Thomson Rogers has been a leader in trauma (personal injury) litigation in Ontario. When you hire us, you benefit from a team of lawyers with decades of experience and unsurpassed resources. Our reputation for excellence within the industry means the majority of our clients are referred to us by other lawyers, healthcare professionals and past clients.
Know Your Rights: Get Our Free Personal Injury Kit
For more information on how the first few days after a trauma are critical, download our free Personal Injury Information Kit here. It explains what you need to know about your rights, remedies, and the complex legal process.