Car Accidents or Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA)
A Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) occurs when a motor vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, bicyclist, animal, or obstacle that results in an injury, property damage, and/or wrongful death.
Common Causes and Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor Vehicle Accidents are caused by a variety of factors including, but not limited to, driver negligence (speed, aggressive driving and impaired driving); poor maintenance (debris, faded road signs, potholes, construction, lack of salting & sanding) and equipment failure (loss of brakes, tire blowouts & steering/suspension failure).
The most common motor vehicle injuries occur as a result of road accidents involving cars, trucks, buses, bicycles, motorcycles and pedestrians. Drunk driving and speeding also frequently cause motor vehicle accidents.
In the majority of cases these types of accidents are caused by a driver’s negligent or careless behavior.
Effects of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) can cause extensive internal, external and psychological injuries, with some of the more serious and debilitating being:
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Orthopedic injuries and fractures/sprains & strains
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Chronic pain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Thoracic injuries
- Abdominal injuries
- Pelvic injuries
- Extremity injuries
- Post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD)
- Emotional, psychological and psychiatric injuries
- Wrongful Death
If you or your family members have suffered from any of the above mentioned injuries, you may be eligible for compensation.
Many MVA victims do not realize that there are two sources of compensation that are available to them. First, regardless of whether you are at fault for an accident or not, you can file a Statutory Accident Benefits Claim through your own motor vehicle insurer or through the motor vehicle insurance policy of any other vehicle that was involved in your accident if you do not own a motor vehicle.
As well, you have the right to sue the at fault party for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income and other expenses. This type of claim is known as a Tort Claim.
If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to know your rights. Whether you are the victim of a car accident, or the victim of gross negligence by a city, business or property owner, there are legal measures you can take to get medical care, recover lost wages, and even receive compensation for pain and suffering. We will help you obtain a top cash settlement for your personal injury, car accident, slip and fall injury or TTC accident claim.
Time is of the essence – depending on your case, you may have as little as ten days to file your claim. However, you may have as long as two years to start a claim, depending on the circumstances. It is important to act quickly; contact us to find out how to get started with your injury compensation.
Car accident benefits
Have you been involved in a recent car accident in the GTA or elsewhere in Ontario? Under Ontario law, people who are injured in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) are entitled to accident benefits, and, in some cases, damages. This is true whether you have insurance or not, and no matter who is at fault for the accident.
Statutory accident benefits under Ontario law include:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Attendant Care
- Other Expenses
If you are injured in an accident involving a TTC vehicle you are also entitled to the same statutory accident benefits as any motor vehicle acccident in the GTA. Other accidents on TTC premises might require a different type of claim. We can help determine just how you should proceed with your injury compensation, and work quicly to get you a top settlement.
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Contact us today for a free assessment to get your injury claim started. Our team of dedicated legal and medical professionals have successfully processed thousands of motor vehicle accident and personal injury claims – allow us to protect your interests and your peace of mind.