Many motor vehicle accident victims want to know, right away, exactly how much they’re likely to get for their injury. Other lawyers may make promises right away, whether they can live up to them or not. We prefer to get to know more about your situation before we give you any figures.
If you have been injured in a car accident, your settlement will depend on a number of factors, including:
- The extent of your injuries
- The physical details of the accident and whether it’s a T-bone crash, rear-end, sideswipe or head-on collision
- How long it takes you to recover, which is often related to your age and health before the accident
- Your personal life situation, employability and finances before the accident
- Your history with the type of injury you have suffered (for example, a history of back problems before your accident-related back injury may result in a higher award)
- The amount of documentation and proof you have regarding your accident, injuries, recovery and the effects on your life
- How much fault can be attributed to each party in the accident
Helping Motor Vehicle Accident Victims
Our Toronto motor vehicle accident lawyers will ask you questions about your particular accident and explain the law as it relates to your case. We will give you all the information we can, as soon as we have it.
For example, we will discuss pain and suffering awards, which are almost impossible to get unless you have permanent and serious impairment. If you have a soft tissue injury or psychological difficulties such as PTSD, depression and anxiety, we will talk about how long it may take for the full extent of your symptoms to be clear. If there are issues of liability in your traffic accident — for example, if your own insurance company has declared you to be partially at fault, or you have been charged — we will discuss how you may still have a claim even if you are partially liable.
We can also discuss what will happen if the other driver in your accident is unidentified or uninsured, and explain how your own insurance company will act as if it was the insurance company of the other driver, and pay damages subject to some limitations.
We will only start to give you possible ranges once we have evaluated the extent of your injury and the details of your case. We consider any other approach irresponsible and unlikely to benefit our clients.