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Can I Sue The Other Driver?

Can I sue the Other Driver after a car Accident

Many people believe that if you are injured in a car accident in a province or state that has no-fault insurance legislation, you are precluded from suing the other driver. This, however, is not true. Under most no-fault regimes, you do have a chance to sue the other driver for certain damages when that driver has been negligent (responsible) for the car accident.

If you have been injured in a car accident, you will be entitled to seek accident benefits from your own insurer under the no-fault provisions of the Ontario automobile legislation. However, accident benefits do not compensate you fully for every type of damage you may suffer in a car accident. Therefore, you may sue the driver of the other vehicle in the car accident if that driver was negligent (responsible) for the car accident. In fact, you may sue the other driver even if you were partly responsible for the car accident.

To find out if you are able to sue the other driver for damages that your accident benefits insurer is not covering, Contact Murray Ralston Law for a free initial consultation.

*** The information above is not intended to be legal advice. Each situation is different and the information provided above may not provide you with all law applicable to your facts. To ensure you are properly protected under the law applicable to your facts, please contact Murray Ralston Law for a free consultation.

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