In terms of a lawsuit for negligence, which is separate from an insurance claim for accident benefits, there are various categories of damages that you may be able to sue for. These include loss of income, care costs, pain and suffering, and out-of-pocket expenses. Civil lawsuits in Canada are meant to be compensatory so that the injured victim can be put back into a position they were in prior to the accident, to the extent that compensation can achieve this, and not to create a 'windfall.' Generally speaking, the value of your lawsuit is based on the severity and circumstances of your injuries.
While there is no total upper limit on how much you can sue in relation to a car accident, there are minimum thresholds, deductibles, and caps placed on damages for 'pain and suffering.' You can ask our car accident lawyers in Toronto for more information.
Minor injuries and loss of property claim may not require you to sue, as these losses may be adequately compensated by the insurance company. However, if the compensation is not enough or if your injuries are serious, you will likely have to pursue a car accident lawsuit.
Our personal injury lawyers in Toronto will be able to assess your case and explain approximately how much you should expect to receive, and if it is worth it for you to sue.
We will not charge you unless your case is successful.
At Neinstein we have been advocating for injured victims for over 50 years. Our committed and compassionate team will do everything necessary to help you and your family find solutions to the new challenges that arise from serious injuries.
Our team will ensure you access the proper healthcare support to aid in your recovery. While you focus on your rehabilitation, we will thoroughly investigate your case and guide you through the litigation process so we can achieve the maximum compensation that you deserve.
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In short, the answer is yes. A pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist, car driver, or any other person involved in the car accident can sue you personally by alleging that you were driving negligently or recklessly, causing injury.Learn More