Accident and Insurance Timelines
Ottawa Insurance Claims Lawyer David Hollingsworth. Anyone can get hurt in an accident at any given moment. It happens so quickly and the after effects can be devastating. In Ontario, there are certain timelines that need to be adhered to make an insurance claim as easy as possible, following an accident. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, these timelines need to be adhered to as best as possible.
First and foremost, if needed seek medical attention immediately and ensure that your health needs are being met.
Within 7 days of your accident, it is crucial…
That you or a loved one notifies your insurance company of the accident.
Within 30 Days of your accident, it is crucial…
That you make an application for accident benefits.
Within 2 Years of your accident, it is crucial…
Your personal injury lawyer files a tort claim against the party who is at fault for the accident. This in turn, makes a claim against the insurer if you are denied accident benefits from your own insurance company.
As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I know that the days immediately following an accident, it is difficult to start making claims and filling out applications. That is why it is best to contact an Ottawa personal injury lawyer and let them do this for you.Your job is to recover . Their job is to help you. I can’t tell you how much stress is immediately relieved when I tell my clients in the initial meeting. “Don’t worry, we can take care of this for you.” I can immediately see it in my clients faces and bodies.
There are certain exceptions to these timelines; however they are rare. If you happen to fall into this category, it is best you consult with a personal injury lawyer and let them look into it for you.
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