Scarborough Ontario’s weather can include snow, rain, ice, and other conditions that can contribute to accidents. Driving can be more difficult and inattention, following too close, and driving too fast can lead to much worse results than would otherwise be the case in better weather. Insufficient tread on tires can also create additional risks during winter driving conditions.
Given that the weather creates additional risks of accidents, it is important to know your rights in the event that you are injured in a car accident, slip and fall or some other accident. Car accident injury victims have the ability to access benefits that would probably not be available if you were injured in some other way (ie: a slip and fall accident). There may be available income replacement benefits, housekeeping assistance, medical and rehabilitation benefits, and other types of benefits. Those benefits may well be available to you even if you were at fault for the accident. However, with a relatively rich benefits system comes a more restricted ability to claim in a lawsuit for pain and suffering and other damages. There is a threshold that many cases have to meet to be able to claim and a deductible that may apply to pain and suffering claims.
In addition to the precise injury sustained, the effect on the person’s life is a very important consideration. It is important to speak to an accident and injury lawyer to determine whether you have a viable claim.
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