In addition to Accident Benefits, you may be able to receive additional compensation if you have suffered serious permanent injury due to another driver’s negligence.
This would be an injury that has a substantial effect on an individual’s ability to work or perform tasks of everyday living.
These injuries are long term and the prognosis is that the individual will continue to be harmed by these injuries. You may also have a tort claim if the accident resulted in the death of a family member.
Car accidents can result in a catastrophic injury which can have a lasting effect on an individual. It is important to seek medical care and treatment immediately as injuries may not seem serious right away but can lead to bigger problems down the road.
It is important to understand the full extent of your injuries to guarantee you are receiving the most appropriate settlement.
The compensation arising out of the tort claim will provide for additional compensation that is not covered by accident benefits.
An individual has to meet the threshold and prove there is substantial impairment from the injury. Damages can be claimed once this threshold had been met and the tort claim has been advanced.
There is a two-year limitation period from the date of the accident in which a claim must be filed. It is important to speak to a lawyer quickly to avoid losing your right to sue.
At Impact law, we will be able to assist you through the claims process to build your case so you are able to receive as much compensation as possible.