Car Accident Lawyer in Hamilton, Ontario
Car accidents can and do happen, despite all of our precautions. That’s when you call a Hamilton personal injury lawyer. Wynperle Law represents accident victims who are injured as a result of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness. Every person injured in a motor vehicle accident has the right to sue and claim damages for pain and suffering, past and future income loss, expenses incurred, and cost of care.
However, vehicle accident and personal injury law in Ontario are complex. Experience is key in finding your way through Ontario’s no-fault insurance regulations and tort system. At Wynperle Law, we have an in-depth understanding of all of the changes the Government of Ontario has made to auto insurance law since 1990. This enables us to bring forward precise, comprehensive legal claims to restore and prevent any potentially substantial financial loss to you and your family.
Why Choose Wynperle Law as Your Personal Injury Lawyer?
Insurance companies—and even the police—can be quick to judge who was at fault in a motor vehicle accident. Since you and your loved ones were at the scene, you know how the events unfolded and who contributed to the incident. Calling a Wynperle personal injury lawyer to represent you in Hamilton, Ontario is your best chance to argue your case. We ensure that you get support in and outside of the court. We’re available day and night to give you advice and reassurance that we will get the appropriate financial compensation for your needs.
Common Mistakes Made After Car Accidents
Because being in a car accident is a rarity, very few people in Hamilton and throughout the province know what to do when they are in one. It’s also an emotional event, so people aren’t able to think clearly.
While the first thing we do is ask if everyone is all right, this causes problems. Witnesses, the other driver, and your passengers may have to recount the events and testify to your claim of being fine at the time of the accident. The insurance company will be less willing to provide you with your benefits. In the same spirit, you may feel responsible for the accident and immediately apologize, but this is a bad legal move. If the other party decides to file a tort claim, your words at the scene will be used against you, resulting in your having to pay for damages despite the other party’s liability for the accident.
Not Collecting Evidence
If you’re able to move and get out of the vehicle, gather information from the other parties involved, such as their identification and insurance. Make sure to have them show you their licence and other pieces of identification to ensure its accuracy.
If you own a cellphone with a camera and it wasn’t damaged in the accident, use it to take pictures of the scene. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Ask the people around if they witnessed the accident and record their contact information. You or your lawyer can go over what they saw.
By not collecting any of the aforementioned information, it will make your case much harder to build and defend.
Not Getting Medical Attention
Injuries can develop days and weeks after an accident, so it’s vital to see a doctor even if you feel fine. Injuries, like whiplash and traumatic brain injuries, can be invisible or much worse than you think.
A medical professional can tell you how much time off from work you need to recuperate. A consultation will save you from taking time off from work only to discover that you should have scheduled a longer period. Additionally, they will also prescribe the appropriate medication for your injuries.
Seeing a medical professional will also confirm your injuries for the case and create records that you can give to your Hamilton lawyer.
Wynperle Law Has Car Accident Attorneys Committed to Your Needs
We understand how confused and scared you will feel in the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident. There is a lot to deal with, from checking the wellbeing of all parties involved to calling the police and insurance company to making a claim and statement. That’s why a Hamilton personal injury lawyer will walk you through the entire process. We look after you and your loved ones.
Don’t be deceived by your insurance company. They may try to reduce the severity of your injuries or inform you that your benefits have a cap on them and will, therefore, end. Insurance companies don’t always want to pay what you deserve or are owed according to your policy. Depending on your case, you may be entitled to accident benefits that bypass the limit.
When you notify your insurance company of any accidents, never give a statement of how you or your loved ones are feeling. You may start to exhibit symptoms of a traumatic brain injury weeks after the accident. Informing your insurance company a day or two later that you feel fine will be used later down the line and may be the cause for a lower compensation. Make sure to keep a daily written account of how the accident has affected you. Can you perform regular activities without pain or difficulty, such as bending down to pick up grocery bags or walking up a flight of stairs?
Wynperle car accident attorneys will protect you from being tricked out of your rightful compensation. Our staff is thorough in analyzing your paperwork and investigating your claim.
In all of the chaos, you may wonder if the accident was your fault. It’s vital that you refrain from taking the blame at the time of the accident because it can be used against you later on. In Ontario, liability is determined using methods that can affect the amount of compensation you receive. Additionally, the type of claim filed will determine which method is used for assessing fault. Car insurance policies have:
- Third-Party Liability Coverage: When a tort claim is filed, the damages by another party are covered. The other party is not limited to drivers and therefore, can refer to a cyclist or pedestrian.
- Direct Compensation-Property Damage (DC-PD) Coverage: You will receive direct compensation from your insurance company when another driver is at fault. It saves you from waiting for the other driver’s insurance company and suing the other driver. Ontario’s Insurance Act provides Fault Determination Rules that lay out a list of situations that demonstrate who is the party at fault.
Note: every Ontario driver is entitled to statutory accident benefits that are found on their car insurance policy, which include medical, income replacement, and attendant care.
Regardless of fault, our staff ensures you are protected and receive the compensation you deserve. Each Wynperle personal injury lawyer is ready to take your case, represent you in court, and assist you in finding the right support service. It’s important that you know your rights.
Here are the types of vehicle accidents we handle:
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The law is a Goliath that takes a lot of dedication and patience to understand. A Wynperle car accident lawyer will explain your rights and fight hard on your behalf no matter how simple or complex your case turns out to be. We are your guides who look out for your best interests while taking away some of the burden.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, contact us today.
Wynperle car accident lawyers in Hamilton will explain your rights and fight hard on your behalf no matter how simple or complex your case turns out to be.