Bergeron Clifford LLP Menu
Request your free case assessment today –
call: 877-391-2923 or use our

When Should You Call a Kingston, Ontario Injury Lawyer After a Car Accident?

When people are injured in car accidents in Kingston and other cities across Ontario, they often wonder if or when they should call an injury lawyer after the auto accident. Some accident victims may think about calling but feel that their injuries are not serious and decide not to call, while others accident victims take the "wait and see" approach. If their injuries become worse, then they will call a lawyer. Many times, victims decide not to call because they do not want to be bothered with lawyers and don't want to be involved in a legal process. However, it is probably best for car accident victims to call a car accident lawyer as soon as possible to ensure they receive the accident benefits they are entitled to. If they wait, they could hinder their own claims if they decide to file tort claims down the road. In addition, many injuries that do not seem to be serious at first may get worse as time goes on.

After a car accident, an accident victim must call his auto insurance company to report the accident. In addition, if the victim needs medical attention, he is entitled to receive medical and rehabilitation benefits, which is one of the accident benefits insured motorists may receive after an accident. Ontario's no-fault system requires an injured insured's own auto insurance company to pay for medical expenses and rehabilitation costs not covered by OHIP.

The amount of medical and rehabilitation benefits an injured victim receives depends on the severity of the injuries. There are three injury categories: 1. minor injury, 2. non-minor injury, and 3. catastrophic injury. Victims placed in the minor injury group receive the least amount of medical and rehabilitation benefits, while victims in the catastrophic injury group receive the most.

Other accident benefits include income replacement benefits and attendant care benefits. For a detailed discussion of other accident benefits, see Ontario Car Accident Law - Lost Pay or Wage Loss Benefits.

The truth is, insurance companies want to pay the least amount of benefits possible. Therefore, by talking to an experienced Kingston car accident lawyer first, victims will know what to expect from the conversation with the insurance company. In addition, the accident victims will know how to handle the conversation to ensure that they are placed in the right injury category and receive the maximum amount of accident benefits they are entitled to receive.

Help After an Accident in Kingston, Ontario

If you were injured in a car accident in Ontario, the personal injury car accident lawyers at Bergeron Clifford can help. The lawyers will help you with your accident benefits claim. Even if you are not sure whether you want to pursue a legal claim against the at-fault driver immediately after an accident, consulting with the lawyers at Bergeron Clifford can help you make the right decision for you case. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your motor vehicle accident and injury, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-866-384-5886.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Chat

What Our Clients Say About Us:

“From my first meeting with Mr. Bergeron and Mr. Clifford I was reassured, made comfortable with the legal processes involved and well looked after. Mr. Bergeron and Law Clerk, Craig Cameron were always available to answer questions and guide me through the legal procedure. I was fortunate to be able to work with a wonderful lawyer, whose abilities I have extreme confidence in.” – S.M.
“From my first meeting with Mr. Bergeron and Mr. Clifford I was reassured, made comfortable with the legal processes involved and well looked after. Mr. Bergeron and Law Clerk, Craig Cameron were always available to answer questions and guide me through the legal procedure. I was fortunate to be able to work with a wonderful lawyer, whose abilities I have extreme confidence in.” – S.M.
“From my first meeting with Mr. Bergeron and Mr. Clifford I was reassured, made comfortable with the legal processes involved and well looked after. Mr. Bergeron and Law Clerk, Craig Cameron were always available to answer questions and guide me through the legal procedure. I was fortunate to be able to work with a wonderful lawyer, whose abilities I have extreme confidence in.” – S.M.

Contact Bergeron Clifford LLP If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, contact us at 877-391-2923 or fill out our online form below. With office locations across the East Region and a clientele that often has mobility issues, we are prepared to work wherever is most convenient for you. If you need us to visit you at your home or hospital, we can do that too.

We can help you. Get started now

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an lawyer-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Visit One of Our Conveniently Located Offices Today Schedule your free appointment: 877-391-2923

Kingston Office
1 Hyperion Ct.
Kingston, ON K7K 7G3

Toll Free: 877-391-2923
Fax: 613-384-0501
Kingston Law Office Map

Ottawa Office
185 Somerset Street West, Suite 305
Ottawa, ON K2P 0J2

Toll Free: 877-391-2923
Fax: 613-241-6381
Ottawa Law Office Map

Whitby Office
173 Brock St. N., Suite 104
Whitby, ON L1N 4H3

Toll Free: 877-391-2923
Fax: 905-426-8574
Whitby Law Office Map

Perth Office
31 Foster St.
Perth, ON K7H 1R5

Toll Free: 877-391-2923
Phone: 613-267-4313
Fax: 613-267-4852
Map & Directions

Carleton Place Office
164 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V7

Phone: 613-257-5887
Fax: 613-257-5889
Map & Directions

We can help you. Get started now »