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Pain and debilitation are certainly bad enough, but a personal injury also results in other negative repercussions such as lost wages, uncovered medical expenses, emotional distress, and other unanticipated costs to both the wallet and one’s well-being. Given the stress and complications of a personal injury, you or your loved ones should contact a personal injury lawyer in Ajax as soon as possible if impacted by a personal injury. The services of personal injury lawyer ensure that all legal remedies related to the accident will be pursued, while a timely consultation helps your lawyer collect pertinent information and evidence before it becomes unavailable and makes sure that all legal deadlines are met. 

Your personal injury lawyer can also help you determine the correct party to sue, as the liability for accidents is not always clear cut. In some case, more than one person or entity may have played a role, or the ultimate cause of an accident was something seemingly unrelated. Additionally, some clients worry about filing suit against people they know, so as not to ruffle any feathers, yet in many cases an insurance company will often bear the costs.    

Steven M. Polak, a partner with Lerners LLP, has more than 16 years of expertise with personal injury law. With experience working both sides of personal injury law, Steven knows all of the legal intricacies involved in such cases, which gives him an advantage in successfully achieving fair and just compensation for his clients. For top-level, compassionate guidance from personal injury lawyers in Ajax, contact Steven immediately if you have experienced any of the following: 

  • Bike accident;
  • Slip or fall;
  • Dog bites;
  • Pedestrian accident.    

Car Accident Lawyer in Ajax

While Ontario’s “no fault” car accident compensation system generally provides benefits through insurance even to those at fault, those involved in motor vehicle accidents should always seek legal advice from a car accident lawyer to ensure that they receive fair and just compensation that covers all physical, mental and monetary impacts that result from the accident. No fault accident benefits may cover many expenses, such as vehicle repair/replacement, rental vehicles costs, damage to personal effects, some medical treatments, and care giving, but rarely provide full compensation commensurate with the damages. Additionally, when more than one insurer is involved with no fault claims, disputes can arise over which one is responsible for specific compensations, which can effectively lead to shortchanging of benefits.   

A car accident lawyer in Ajax can determine if your case warrants additional compensation, and whether you should seek restitution through a tort claim process for uncovered damages, such as pain and suffering, or compensation for soft-tissue injuries not otherwise covered by the no fault system. Numerous variables can influence the successful outcome of motor vehicle accident legal action, so it is important to speak to a car accident lawyer as soon as possible if you are involved in one. Anything said about the accident may become part of the case, so you should always talk to your car accident lawyer before discussing accident details with the insurance company, or representatives from anyone else involved in the accident. There are also numerous disclosure requirements and legal filing deadlines that need to be accounted for in the initiation of legal action related to car accidents. 

Ontario laws relating to car accidents and most parameters of the no fault system are also applicable to passengers and pedestrians, who should always seek legal advice if involved in a motor vehicle accident. The laws also apply to other vehicles including: 

  • ATVs
  • Snowmobiles
  • Motorcycles
  • Bicycles 

Steven M. Polak is a seasoned car accident lawyer with extensive experience working with both car accident victims and insurers. With a background in insurance law and vigilant monitoring of the Ontario government’s constant changes to related regulations, Steven is well practiced in making sure his clients receive fair compensation for all immediate and extenuating damages and losses caused by a motor vehicle accident.   

Disability Lawyer in Ajax

The denial of disability benefits by an insurance company may represent an emotional case of adding insult to injury, but in the courtroom the case is more a matter of contract law. Thus, if you have been wrongly denied disability benefits, you need to seek out disability lawyers attuned to both contract law and the laws regulating how disability claims need to be handled. 

The most important consideration to be aware of if you are denied disability benefits, is that there is a limitation period that prevents the ability to file a legal claim after it expires. Thus, if you are appealing or disputing the initial denial via a company’s dispute resolution process, the clock could be run out on your ability to file suit. For this reason, if you are considering an “appeal” make sure you mark the date of the initial denial and determine the expiration date of the limitation period so that you do not lose your right to seek legal remedy through the court system. By working with expert disability lawyers, you can ensure that you don’t overshoot the limitation period and establish your own deadline for an appropriate time to shift from an appeal to a lawsuit. 

As a disability lawyer who has worked on both sides of disability denial claims, and a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Long Term Disability Litigation section, Steven M. Polak serves as Lerner LLP’s primary disability denial lawyer in Ajax and surrounding Durham region. Steven is well versed in interpreting the legal nuances of your contract, assessing the insurer’s basis for denial of benefits, and in successfully securing fair and equitable solutions to resolve bad faith claims, whether through settlement or through court action.

A Keen Focus on One Area of Law

As an associate with Lerners LLP since 2002, and partner since 2008, Steven M. Polak has dedicated his legal expertise to assisting injured and disabled clients with motor vehicle accident lawsuits, accident benefits cases, disability benefit cases, slip and falls, and other injury cases. This keen focus on one area of law has honed his legal expertise so that he intrinsically knows all elements of the law and is always abreast of the latest legal developments within the canon.  With previous experience defending insurance industry clients, Steven brings a pragmatic “whole picture” approach to working on personal injury cases. This helps him secure fair and just compensation for his clients through reasonable settlements that respect both parties or through litigation that upholds the integrity of the law in service of his clients. 

If you have suffered a personal injury through no fault of your own, been involved in a motor vehicle accident, or have been denied disability benefits, contact Steven today for your no-obligation free consultation.    

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