Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

If you have been injured in Kingston or anywhere else in Ontario there is a strong likelihood of you receiving compensation for those injuries. Give Ontario Injury Lawyers’ toll free number a call to get all your questions answered to see if you have a legal right to compensation.

If you have suffered a personal injury, here are the two elements that would support a personal injury compensation claim:

  • Proof that you were injured as a result of the other party’s negligence.
  • That there have been damages to you as a result of the injury that include lost income, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and ongoing medical and rehabilitation costs.

What Qualifies as a Personal Injury?
Most of us think of a personal injury as a physical mechanical injury like a broken bone or some other sort of physical damage, but personal injury can be a disease, depression, or chronic illness.

Do I Qualify?
If you have met the two elements mentioned above, although circumstances may differ in each case, you may have a legal right to compensation.

How Long Does a Claim Take?
It is very difficult to estimate the time it will take without the specific details of each case. It will depend on the amount of evidence against the party, the severity of the injuries, and the amount of the compensation sought.

Should I Go to Trial or Settle Out of Court?
Every case is different and the needs and requirements of the client will vary. Some clients have more resources and time that give them ability to endure a longer drawn out process. The rule of thumb is that with sufficient evidence against them most insurance companies would like to avoid court and favour an out of court settlement. This can work to your advantage in negotiations.

Each case would need to be carefully evaluated before coming to this kind of decision.