Motor Vehicle Accidents

Each and every day, thousands of people get into their cars and trucks to drive to work or school or to go about their daily business. With so many people interacting on our roadways at once, it is a foregone conclusion that at least a few of them are going to meet, quite literally, by accident. There are many factors that can cause a motor vehicle accident, including speeding, phone use or other distracted driving, ignoring posted traffic signs and rules of the road, or even driving under the influence of alcohol or other dangerous substances.

Car Accident Attorneys For Your Case

In Ontario, an insured driver may have two types of claims following a collision.

First, you may be entitled to no-fault benefits from your own insurance company. This may cover lost income, medical treatment, and other expenses, depending on the type of insurance coverage you purchased under your auto insurance policy.

Secondly, if your injuries were severe, permanent, or disabling, you may have a claim against the driver who is at fault. You may be eligible for compensation for pain and suffering, economic losses, and even certain future expenses.

What to Do If You Have Been In an Accident

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, be sure to call the local police to make sure that a formal accident report is filed. You should also take photographs of the crash scene if you have a camera (even a cell phone camera will suffice), and take down the other driver’s telephone number and insurance information.

If there are witnesses to the accident, be sure to get their name and contact information as well. If they are willing to wait for the police and talk to them, that is even better, as they will be able to provide a statement to the officer that may become important evidence. Obtaining a copy of the police accident report is crucial.

If anyone is severely injured, then you should call an ambulance right away. Even if injuries are not immediately obvious, it is always advisable to see a doctor. Make sure that there are no physical issues that may manifest themselves later on. Not all injuries are readily apparent. Immediate treatment for any injury is essential to a successful claim.

Your Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys

The effects of a motor vehicle accident can be grave, especially when they result in severe injuries, long-term disabilities, or even death. In many cases, those involved in a car accident and their families may feel overwhelmed in dealing with insurance issues, medical treatment, time away from work, and other complications. An experienced car accident lawyer can be an important ally during this ordeal. Even though the time immediately following an accident can be both traumatic and hectic, it is also the best time to seek legal advice from an experienced car accident attorney.

Retaining legal counsel can benefit you in many ways. We can …

  • help you gather and preserve evidence pertinent to your case
  • serve as your liaison with insurance companies and other drivers involved.
  • help you negotiate and evaluate settlement offers and releases, and
  • decide on the best course of action to obtain all of the compensation you deserve from every available source.

Personal Injury Lawyers working for you

Ron Folkes is a leader in the field of personal injury law, having achieved millions of dollars in settlements for his clients through virtually every type of injury claim. The Folkes Law Firm was founded in 1974 on the principle of providing the highest quality legal services to clients at reasonable rates. The team remains committed to this principle today. Ron Folkes and his staff of professionals enjoy a strong reputation among clients, legal professionals and courts throughout the Brampton and Mississauga communities.

The Folkes Law Firm is available for a free half-hour consultation, and can be reached at 21 Queen Street East, Suite 900 Brampton, ON L6W 3P1, or by calling 905-457-2118 or toll-free outside of the GTA 1-877-457-2118.