A lot of people in the city of Burlington are concerned by the fact that they have suffered emotional damages and now they are not quite sure if they would be able to properly pursue their compensation in court. The first thing that needs to be pointed out here is that not every single personal injury case even goes to court. As a matter of fact, recent statistics show an increasing tendency of people who prefer to go for a settlement out of the court instead of leading the prolonged legal procedure that might as well take years to finish. The studies are showing us that approximately 90% of the personal injury claims are settled outside of the court, which is quite convenient for either one of the parties.
However, the issue remains and with this in mind it is important to outline the two main types of proving methods that you can rely on as per the current procedural legislation of the province of Ontario and respectively enforceable in the city of Burlington.
The first and most convenient thing that you should consider doing is calling a witness to the stand. Make sure that you file your motion for witness in the allowed term if you don’t want to lose the privilege of using vocal testimonials as the terms are preclusive. Once you have summoned the witness, it is important to prepare for the particular interrogation. Make sure that you prepare a proper line of questions that would lead the answers of the witness to represent the actual emotional pain that you had to go through. The aim of the questions should be to outline the difference in the emotional state of the injured prior to and after the accident.
The second method that complies with the procedural requirements is to use the medical expertise. These are particular sets of documents consisting of medical decisions which determine the severe psychological state of the patient. The important thing is to connect the injuries with the accident and to make sure that they derive from it.
Emotional trauma is also referred to as general damages or non-pecuniary damages and their value can’t be based upon documentation. This is due to the fact that the specific judicial requirements demand that the court assesses the non-pecuniary damages discretionally by taking into consideration every single case individually. This makes sure that every victim is properly compensated for and that justice is properly provided. The compensation takes other factors into consideration such as the salary of the perpetrator and his ability to actually pay it. It is also important to follow the requirements in the terms set forth by the Statute of Limitations which is fully enforceable in the city of Burlington.
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