Injury Lawyer FAQs

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What does a Injury or Disability Lawyer Cost Me?

You’ll see in the media that many injury and disability lawyers advertise “No Win no Fee” but this doesn’t mean there is no cost to you a client.

At Impact Law we know that you expect your injury lawyer to be upfront and honest about fees, costs and what you can expect from our injury law firm.

Everyone who does work for another expects to be paid for their work. What this means to you when you are injured or have a disability claim is that we don’t charge you unless we settle your claim for you and get you a settlement.

Once the case is settled then the way that we get paid is that we take a percentage of the money that we settle your case for. You do not have to pay any upfront fees to us while we work on your case.

What Does the Lawyer do for me?

When you speak to our injury or disability lawyers we will explain to you the law about your case. We can tell you what to expect, how long the process takes and give you an opinion of the range of compensation you should expect for your injury or disability claim.

With personal injury accidents you will be eligible for accident benefits and we with the help of our licensed paralegals will set that up for you right away helping you with your day to day bills.

Once we ensure that you are taken care of we will investigate your injury or disability, contact the insurance company and get working on your case.

We will take care of all of your legal issues so that you can take care of your health.

When Will I Get a Settlement for my Injuries?

Depending upon the injury and how and why you were hurt you may start receiving some sort of payment or fund right away to help you on your path to good health.

If you have been involved in a personal injury accident, accident benefits are available right away through the insurance company and we will set that up for you.

If you have a long term disability claim, this is a longer process and will involve investigating, contacting the insurance company and preparing a case to present on your behalf.

Tort claims, cases where Impact Law is suing someone for your injuries can be long processes taking a year or more to go through the process.

What do I do for money in the meantime?

If you have been hurt in a personal injury accident, accident benefits are available for you right away.

Accident benefits may include income replacement, care giver support, housekeeping benefits and expense reimbursements to help you.

With long term disability claims usually we can work on your behalf to either get the benefits reinstated or get you intern benefits while your case is being processed.

Who pays my medical bills?

When you have been hurt in an accident initial injuries are covered by OHIP and through your medical plan.

Other expenses are normally covered with in the accident benefits insurance policy of your insurance and the other drivers policy.

Accident benefits cover most out of pocket expenses you would incur when you have been hurt including caregiver benefits, housekeeping benefits, and expense reimbursements.

In long term disability injuries, most of your medical expenses would be covered by OHIP and any insurance that you would have through your employer.

What are Accident Benefits?

Accident Benefits are legal benefits that you are entitled to when you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident.

Accident Benefits include items like;

  • Expense Reimbursements
  • Income Replacement Benefits
  • Care Giver Benefits
  • Attendant Care Giver Benefits
  • Lost Education Expenses

When you discuss your injury with our lawyers at Impact Law we will go over your case with you, explain what you are entitled to for benefits and how we can ensure you receive everything that you are entitled to.

What is the Difference Between Intentional Torts and Crimes?

The difference between intentional torts and criminal actions is very important. A tort action of any kind, intentional or unintentional, can only result in a civil action.

The result of a civil action can only be the exchange of money or property, where one party is ordered to pay another party, for example, a certain amount of money (or damages). Tort lawsuits occur between two or more private citizens of the state.

The state itself is not a party to civil actions by default, and is only a part of civil actions where the state is suing or is being sued by a private citizen. Further, the burden of proof in civil matter and civil trials is usually a balance of probabilities.

In other words, the plaintiff must show, for example, that the intentional conduct of the defendant is more likely than not to have caused the injuries in question. Criminal behavior or criminal actions or crimes are very different from torts

One important point to keep in mind is that criminal proceedings are always brought by the state (that government) against a party who has been accused of violating the criminal code of Canada. Criminal cases have nothing to do with monetary damages.

Criminal cases are mainly about protecting the public from criminal offenders and punishing wrongdoing. The result of a criminal trial will not be an order to pay monetary damages but some other kind of punishment including possible jail time or community service hours.

The burden of proof in criminal trial is beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that the Crown (or prosecution) must show that there is no reasonable doubt as to the guilt of the accused, not simply that the accused is more likely to be guilty than not.

Battery is a good example. Someone may be accused of battery by the state and tried.

Here the prosecution must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. If they can do so, the guilty party is likely to be incarcerated for a period of time depending on the severity of the battery among many other factors.

Regardless of whether the state succeeds in this criminal action or not, the party being accused of batter could also be subject to civil litigation.

The injured party may chose to sue that person in civil court to attempt to collect monetary damages from the culpable party.

How do I get started

You get started by giving us a call at Impact Law to discuss your case. Our direct phone number is 905-597-4878. When you call us we will set up and appointment for you to speak with one of our injury lawyers right away. You can either come to our office at 7368 Yonge Street or we will meet you at a location that is convenient to you.

When you meet with us we will listen to your case, explain to you the law about what happens and the responsibilities of others and tell you how we are going to help you.

Once we have learned all the facts we can give you our legal opinion about your case and what compensation or settlement that you are entitled to.

Contact Impact Law Injury Lawyers today!

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20:29 22 Jun 17
Very professional and helpful law firm. A pleasure to deal with their lawyers and office staff. Vik was very helpful and is an excellent lawyer as is Rishi. Thank you for your assistance and services..
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03:17 10 Apr 17
I just want to say thank you to the impact law team. I called around to a few different places but after speaking with Mr.Kohli I highly recommend him for anyone who is looking for someone who is very attentive to your needs. Both himself and the staff at Impact Law are professional and friendly. Highly recommended !!!
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14:03 24 Mar 17
My experience with Impact law has been amazing . They took the time to really understand my wife's concerns and how she felt. The team is caring and providing answers to all of our questions .If you are looking for professional service and a team that cares about their clients , I would highly recommend Impact Law.
Kyle Brown
14:27 24 Mar 17
I had an amazing experience with Impact Law LLP. They helped immensely in every stage of my claim. And not to mention I've never even heard of a case being open and shut as fast as they did it for me! Two thumbs up with the 5 stars!!!!!!
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15:00 27 Mar 17
I had an amazing experience with Vik and the Impact Law team. They walk me through and keep me up to speed in every stage of my claim. Big things ahead for this great team!
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