Being involved in a car accident is never easy and in many cases it can mean more than just increased car insurance rates. It is important that you are aware of the accident benefits you may be entitled to receive from your insurer following a motor vehicle accident, the time constraints you are facing, and whether or not you should take legal action against the other driver.
The injuries you sustained in a car accident will be assessed by your own insurer and placed into one of three levels of compensation for accident benefits. Did you know that many insurance companies may automatically categorize your injuries as ‘minor’ even if your injuries are serious? If your injury is categorized as ‘minor’ by your insurance company you will be entitled to limited accident benefits. You can fight the minor injury designation under many circumstances.
Some of the car accident benefits which may be available to you include:
- Income Replacement Benefits,
- Non-Earner Benefits,
- Caregiver Benefits,
- Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Benefits,
- Attendant Care Benefits,
- Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits,
- Lost Education Benefits,
- Expenses or Visitors,
- Damages to clothing, glasses, hearing aids, etc.,
- Death and Funeral Benefits,
- In-home assessments for catastrophic and non-catastrophic patients.
The time to qualify for these benefits can vary from just 7 days up to 180 days. In addition, you have a limited time to sue the other driver.
Make sure you don’t miss important time limits.
Contact the Murray Ralston Law Firm in Barrie for a free, no obligation consultation. We can help guide you through this difficult time. We will ensure that accident benefits applications are submitted properly to ensure maximum compensation, and ensure that the maze of confusing deadlines are met.
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