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Everyone in Ontario who is injured in a motor vehicle collision is entitled to accident benefits for medical and rehabilitation expenses and, in most cases, income replacement benefits or non-earner benefits. There are many more benefits that may be available, depending on the circumstances. Our team of accident claim lawyers has the knowledge and experience to make sure you get the compensation you deserve after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Who is Eligible For Accident Benefits Claims?

Accident benefits claims are available if the collision involved any vehicle that falls within the definition of a “motor vehicle”. This includes cars, trucks, motorcycles and in some cases buses, but can also include other types of vehicles including ATV’s, snowmobiles, and other types of motorized vehicles. These benefits are available whether you are a driver, passenger, a pedestrian or a cyclist and are available to everyone injured in an Ontario collision whether or not they have auto insurance of their own.

Accident Benefits in Ontario

The accident benefit program in Ontario is one of the most complex in the world. It has changed numerous times in the past 20 years. Some benefits that were available under the regime even five years ago may have been taken away. At the same time, optional benefits were made available to allow you to buy back what was taken away. Unfortunately, many insurance companies and insurance brokers made little if any effort to advise their clients of the availability of these benefits. Even if the insurance company is not paying what the legislation requires, you may have a claim against the insurance company or broker for failure to properly advise of optional benefits that should have been made available to you. This is something that we consider in every case.

Get The Expertise of an Accident Benefits Lawyer

It is important to apply for these benefits immediately following a collision from which injuries are suffered. It is often helpful to consult with an accident lawyer about this process, since decisions made early can have long term effects on the benefits you will receive. There are differing levels of benefits available, depending on the severity of injury. If a lawyer is involved from the start, this process will go more smoothly, and will allow you to get the help you need to get your life back on track.

Working with Siskinds means working with a team. Our team of lawyers, clerks and paralegals work exclusively in the area of personal injury and accident benefits. We know the insurance system and the medical system and are looking out for you. We will be with you each step of the way as you recover from your accident and make sure you get the support you deserve.

We do not charge for an initial consultation. Contact us today to talk to an accident claim lawyer.

Our Team

Learn more about Rasha El-Tawil.

Rasha El-Tawil

Partner - Personal Injury
Learn more about Jim Virtue.

Jim Virtue

Partner - Personal Injury
Learn more about Anna Stoll.

Anna Stoll

Associate - Personal Injury
Learn more about Emily Foreman.

Emily Foreman

Partner - Personal Injury
Learn more about Lauren Cullen.

Lauren Cullen

Associate - Personal Injury
Learn more about Daniel Hynes.

Daniel Hynes

Associate - Personal Injury, Civil Litigation
Learn more about Christina Martin.

Christina Martin

Associate - Personal Injury
Learn more about Maciek Piekosz.

Maciek Piekosz

Associate - Personal Injury
Learn more about Jim Mays.

Jim Mays

Partner - Personal Injury
Learn more about Anna Szczurko.

Anna Szczurko

Partner - Personal Injury
Learn more about Doug Bryce.

Doug Bryce

Partner - Personal Injury
Learn more about Chris Collins.

Chris Collins

Partner - Personal Injury
Learn more about Joe Gaynor.

Joe Gaynor

Associate - Personal Injury

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