If you have been injured in an accident and it was not even your fault, you deserve to be compensated. This is covered by personal injury or tort laws and has a definite period of time during which you can file for justice and compensation from the defendant and the insurance company. Canadian Tort Laws usually classify personal injury cases as general and special damage as encompassed as:
- Character defamation
- Mental and emotional trauma
- Wrongful death
- Partial or full disability
- Loss of consortium
The special damages cater to the loss of wages, medical bills and other damages incurred in the accident. The amount of compensation depends on the intensity and type of injury you have incurred. If you or a loved one has suffered orthopedic injuries or traumatic brain injuries, it can lead to permanent disability which will require long term treatment and rehabilitation. This involves constant medical costs, loss of wages and loss of consortium.
There is no fixed amount of compensation but personal injury claims will vary as per your case, and the amount of compensation depends upon your level of injury. If you have incurred debilitating injuries, you are eligible to receive higher compensation but if it is just a minor injury, you might just get enough to cover your medical costs.
Long term disability and treatment
However, orthopedic, spinal and brain injuries victims get the highest payouts as the repercussions last a lifetime such as amputation and paralysis. In many cases, the victims can never recover from them but lead a life of an invalid. Such victims have won millions of dollars in compensation to get treated and cover rehabilitation, and daily expenses. They are eligible to receive compensation for loss of amenity, suffering and loss of wages.
In case you are a business owner, apart from being the victim of a personal injury the lawyer will calculate your loss from the injury taking into account the loss in your business profits as you are unable to run it as before. There are many aspects to consider and accounting services are pressed into service for a comprehensive evaluation of the business accounts before fixing the compensation. However, such cases need specialized personal injury lawyers and we are capable of handling such cases. You can call us to schedule an appointment and we can discuss your case.
We proudly serve the residents in the Mississauga, Brampton and Burlington areas. If you want a personal injury lawyer that represents your best interests, we’d love to review your case and give a free consultation. Contact us today!