Ottawa Insurance Claims Lawyers
What are the timelines or cut off points for filing a personal injury law suit or making an insurance claim after an accident in Ontario? The timelines or cut off dates are known as statutes of limitations in Ontario for a car accident. If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury in an Ontario accident there is a 2 year period whereby you must start your personal injury claim. If you miss this 2 year mark, you may not be entitled to compensation from your insurance company, if you have been paying your premiums along the way. This situation often occurs because people do not realise the extent of their personal injuries until long after their accident. There are however some exceptions to this rule.
Statutes of Limitations for Insurance Claims
The Ontario Limitations Act is complex; however it does take special circumstances into consideration. As an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I have had success in the past where I have been able to help clients get compensation , even though they did not start their insurance claim before the statute of limitations. I’m not recommending you wait until the 2 year mark , as it is always best to consult with an Ottawa personal injury lawyer right away and let them at least start the claim. If you are unsure of what to do, consult with an experienced injury lawyer and they can let you know what your next steps are.
Our lawyers are here for you. We offer free consultations and can walk you through the Ontario Accident Benefits and what you are entitled to. We have Ontario accident benefit specialists who can also fill out the paperwork for you and make sure that you receive all the benefits you are entitled to and make sure the paperwork is filed correctly and in a timely manner. You’ve been through enough, now let us help you.