Duty of Utmost Good Faith

Every person injured in a motor vehicle accident is entitled to receive Statutory Accident Benefits, regardless of fault. In a recent accident benefits case I handled for one of our clients , the Court considered how the obligation to act in the utmost good faith relates to automobile insurers when handling a claim for accident benefits. The right to sue an at-fault person for the accident is also an important consideration but, in the immediate aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, victims must first turn their minds to claiming accident benefits from their own automobile insurer, or, in some cases, the automobile insurer who stands in line of priority to pay accident benefits. If an injured person cannot find the correct automobile insurer, he or she should call a lawyer immediately. Victims may require medical/rehabilitation benefits, attendant care benefits, housekeeping and home maintenance benefits, and often, income replacement benefits. ...

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