Cycling accidents are some of the most common accidents today. In metropolitan cities where the streets are crowded with both vehicles and bicycles the term “dooring” has become a hot topic in conversation. The term is more than obvious. Dooring occurs when a cyclist collides with an open car door and as unintimidating as that sounds, it can lead to some very serious injuries for the person on the bike, even death. What people need to know is that there are accident benefits available to those who have experienced this type of situation. Depending on the severity of the injuries one can expect as much as $50,000 in reparative measures if not more in cases of catastrophic events. Read More
When you lose a loved one because of the negligence of another you have the right to certain recompenses. Monetary compensation can be sought against the loss of a loved one to help with financial difficulties that often come in congruence with the emotional hardships. To gain recompense because of the loss, a wrongful death claim will need to be filed against those who are responsible. More importantly, a wrongful death claim needs to be filed within the guidelines for timely filing as there are specific statutes regulating these matters. It has been seen that oftentimes, the statute of limitations expanses 2 years. Read More
As unfortunate as it may sound, motorcycle accidents which are caused by careless motorists quite commonly end up in catastrophic injuries. Motorcycling is actually something very popular in the province of Ontario. There are currently more than two hundred thousand registered motorbikes in the province and this is absolutely significant. Read More
Car accidents are rather common and, as far as the province of Ontario goes, they are the major cause of personal injury causes. What is more, they are the accident type which causes the most fatalities as well. It is estimated that at least one person dies in an accident every single day in the province of Ontario alone. In any case, you should be very well aware that the moment that you get involved in the accident is particularly important and there is a series of things that you need to do. Read More
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you normally have a wide leeway of legal actions in front of you. Of course, it’s critical to understand that this is no easy process and that specific and technical information is particularly required so that you can handle the case effectively. Read More
Now, there are quite a lot of different personal injury claims that you are entitled to file, should you find yourself injured as a result of the negligence of a third party. This is definitely something that you need to account for. Different cases have different gravity and merit to them but medical malpractice cases are particularly serious. The reason for this is because they oftentimes result in catastrophic injuries. What is more, they also have a significant psychological impact on the victim because they tend to happen as a result of the negligent behavior of the person who is supposed to help you recover – the doctor or his staff. Read More
Now, the loss of a loved one is a dramatic event that is incredibly traumatic. However, it’s some conciliation that the Family Law Act of Ontario sets forth the rules and regulatory provisions regarding those who are entitled to file a claim in situations of the kind. The court is going to assess and award damages to the claimant if the deceased would have been entitled to those particular damages had he survived his own injuries. Read More
Personal injury law is a particularly broad field of the law and it’s one which involves quite a lot of different cases. With this in mind, most of them are unfortunately capable of causing a significant amount of damages and are definitely to be taken into account. As such, we would like to guide your attention towards product liability cases and especially to those which involve defective vehicles. If you have had some experience with such an automobile, it is important to consult a lawyer. Read More
If you have been involved in a serious motorcycle or a car accident, it’s highly likely that you are going to need a range of different treatments. Some of them are going to be duly covered by the OHIP Healthcare System of Ontario which means that if you have a valid Health Card, it’s going to be out of charge. This includes seeing a doctor, visiting the hospital and even the treatment through the CCAC (Community Care Access System) are all going to be covered.
OF course, you’d have to go through some paperwork. This is documentation which is submitted to your insurance company in order for it to start paying your treatment. One such plan that you’d have to fill out perfectly is the OCF-18. Keep in mind, that as it is with every single document, you have to be very careful when filling this blank out. If you get something essential wrong, such as your ID, names, address, forget to sign it and things of the kind – the insurance company is not going to start paying for the treatment. That’s why we’ve prepared a few helpful tips that might be of aid.
1. Start by filling out your date of birth and names, gender, postal code, city, telephone number and postal code. Of course, up until this moment all seems pretty straightforward.
2. Fill in the name of your insurance company as well as the name of the adjuster and the name of the holder of the claim. This is yet particularly easy as long as you have the right kind of information in front of you.
3. Now, the next 7 steps are completed by the regulated health care examiner who is going to be completing the form. That’s why you step directly to the 10th point of the form and fill it out. This is also the most overlooked part as people usually gloss over it. This requires you to print and sign your name and fill in the date on the form. However, as it is on the second page, a lot of people tend to overlook it and therefore get their treatment delayed unnecessarily because of this particular mistake.
Everything else regarding your OCF-18 is going to be filled out by your health care provider. In any case, this is amongst the simplest forms that you have to fill out but then again, cautious has to be exercised in order to get it right on the first time. This is going to result in prompt treatment and adequate payments without any unwanted delays and other issues. All you need to do is to be careful and you are good to go. If you are unable to get into the details, take the help of an injury lawyer to ensure that everything has been filled as per requirement and nothing goes wrong if you intend filing for compensation.
The truth is that personal injury law is amongst the broadest and vastest areas of the law. This is due to the fact that it manages to envelop hundreds of potential causes that are going to lead to a case of the kind. With this in mind, it might be a good idea to take a look at some of the most commonly filed cases in Ontario and see the type that they constitute.
Of course, this is the all time leader. Car accidents are responsible for more personal injury claims than all other types combined and multiplied by 10. The truth is that they are truly that common. This is also one of the main reasons for which the legal system in this particular regard is definitively jammed. A personal injury claim is currently going to take you at least a year, probably two years to get a hearing. That’s only a hearing. This is the first and most basic part of the trial.
Slip And Fall Accidents
Ontario in particular, is characterized by its harsh winters. As much as the government and regional municipalities try, it’s impossible to keep the driveways and walk ways defrosted and completely safe at all times. This is why Slip and fall accidents are pretty common. They are usually called premise liability and as the walkways are public property they are considered to be premises of the municipality.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
These are also rather characteristic of the region of Ontario because of the large number of bikers. Sure, there’s nothing more exciting than hitting the road but very often things could go south in a heartbeat. Unlike car accident, motorcycle accidents are usually accompanied with more severe injuries when you stack them comparably. This is because your motorcycle isn’t going to provide you with any kind of additional protection. Basically, you are solely relying on your protective gear which, believe me, isn’t going to do much when you hit a tree with 80 miles/hour.
This is a particularly interesting type of personal injury case because as the area itself, it’s incredibly versatile. While personal injury law is defined by the causes which can constitute a case, professional malpractice is defined by the field of expertise of the professional who’s making the transgression. For instance, we recognize lawyer malpractice, medical, dentist, chiropractic, accountant and many more.
As you can see, these are the most common types of cases which could be constituted as personal injury. The reason for the name is pretty simple – they all cause injuries directly to you and they all involve negligence in one way or another.
If you have been injured due to any of the above mentioned reasons, it is time to hire the services of an expert injury lawyer to represent you and file for compensation from the defendant or the insurance company.