Car accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. If you are involved in an accident and you need a car accident lawyer - you can count on Katzman, Wylupek LLP to review your case and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
We use cars nearly every day of our lives. We drive so much that until we are involved in an accident we don't think much about the dangers of driving. There are about 160,000 road accidents in Canada every year. According to the Transportation Safety Board approximately 2800 to 2900 people are killed on Canadian roads each year.
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) there are some things you should know:
- Your own insurance company is responsible for lost wages if you cannot work due to an injury.
Be advised - the complex and misleading information given by insurance companies can be overwhelming. Contact a car accident lawyer at Katzman Wylupek LLP before signing any insurance documents.
- The Meaning of No-Fault
Much of Canada requires no-fault auto insurance. No-fault auto insurance means that, regardless of who is to blame, any person injured in a motor vehicle accident (driver, passenger, or pedestrian) may receive compensation. The amount of compensation is based on the extent of the injuries sustained and on the amount of missed work. Contact a car accident lawyer at Katzman, Wylupek LLP to discuss your no-fault situation.
- Insurance Adjusters ONLY Look Out for Their Own Interests
If another driver was at fault in your auto accident, it is likely that an insurance adjuster from his insurance company will contact you. The job of an insurance adjuster is to look out for his company's best interests. For you, this means that the company will attempt to settle your case for as little money as possible. If you are unable to work, an insurance adjuster may undervalue the lost wages, leaving you and your family without the income necessary to survive.
You may look at the dollar amount being offered and believe it to be enough. You must keep in mind that the insurance adjuster is only concerned about his bottom line and will attempt to give you as small a settlement as he can.
No matter how fair the settlement appears, only a car accident lawyer well versed in personal injury law can ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. Before you sign any insurance form please contact a car accident lawyer experienced in motor vehicle accidents - call Katzman, Wylupek LLP today.
What To Do If You are Involved in a Car Accident
- File an Application for Accident Benefits as soon as you are able.
Whether or not you decide to file a lawsuit, this application will help get you your standard accident benefits as soon as possible.
Assess Your Injuries
Both physical and psychological injuries can be deemed serious injuries by Ontario law. The following injuries represent the main types of injuries seen as permanent and serious:
- Trauma Pain
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Mental Trauma
- Contact a car accident lawyer at Katzman, Wylupek LLP prior to signing ANY insurance documents.
Do not let the insurance companies undervalue the extent of your injuries. Once signed it can be extremely difficult to change the settlement you have agreed upon, and insurance adjusters will encourage you to sign before you speak with a lawyer.
How the Car Accident Lawyers at Katzman Wyluplek LLP Can Help You
Since 1990 Katzman, Wylupek LLP have been helping injured parties get the money they deserve. We have worked extensively at every level of the Ontario court and tribunal and have the knowledge to accurately assess your case.
Katzman, Wylupek LLP also helps Americans involved in accidents within Canada. If you are a US citizen involved in an accident in Canada, you are required to have a Canadian lawyer. We have many years of experience helping US citizens involved in car accidents.
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