How much is my case worth?
If you have been injured in an accident in Ontario you are entitled to damages and compensation if someone else was at fault. If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident you are entitled to certain benefits regardless of who was at fault.
Court rulings have held that the maximum amount that an accident victim can recover for pain and suffering is approximately $363,000.00. This number rises each year with inflation. Accident victims who have suffered the most catastrophic injuries would be entitled to compensation in this range. Compensation for pain and suffering is determined based on the awards given in previous similar court cases, adjusted for inflation.
The Ontario government has passed legislation in an attempt to limit compensation for pain and suffering for motor vehicle accident claims. To receive compensation your injuries must reach a threshold in terms of the seriousness of the impairment. There is also a deductible imposed on the value of your pain and suffering. For example if the deductible is $30,000.00 and your pain and suffering damages are worth $50,000.00, the Ontario government permits the insurance company for the at-fault driver to only pay you $20,0000.00.
Aside from damages for pain and suffering, additional compensation that may be available for personal injury victims includes the following:
-Past and Future Income Loss.
-Loss of Competitive Advantage.
-Medical and Rehabilitation Expenses.
-Past and Future Care Costs.
-Family Member Claims for the Loss of Guidance, Care and Companionship.
-Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Expenses.
Numerous factors are considered when determining the value of your claim. Some of these factors include whether the injury or injuries have resulted in ongoing pain and psychological distress. Other factors include whether you are impaired from working and engaging in your usual activities of daily living, such as housekeeping and home maintenance, family responsibilities and recreational activities.
After reviewing your medical records and obtaining opinions from medical specialists, we will be able to provide an accurate assessment of your claim.
To discuss what your injury or disability claim is worth, contact us today for a free no obligation consultation.