Why should I talk to a lawyer after a car accident injury?

You have been involved in a car accident. You have had an injury and filled out the accident report, and are starting down the path of recovery. Did you know that no matter how you were involved in the accident (a driver, a pedestrian or cyclist) and whether you were at fault for the accident, you may be entitled to insurance benefits?

Auto insurance is not known for being straightforward or easy to understand. It is therefore important to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer in this situation, in order that you can get all the accident benefits you’re entitled to. These could include

  • income replacement benefits
  • coverage for healthcare rehabilitation services like physiotherapy, massage, and chiropractic

A lawyer will know what you are entitled to, and has the experience, time and resources to manage the insurance claims process — and to negotiate with the insurance company if and when necessary.

On top of insurance benefits, if you were not at blame in the accident, you might have a claim for pain and suffering against the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident. Your family members might also be eligible for compensation under the Family Law Act.

A lawyer can take the lead on all these tasks, advocate for your best interests and let you focus on what matters most: your recovery and getting your life back on track.

Most people equate the word “lawyer” with “expensive”. But many personal injury lawyers (Van Dyke Law included) work on a “contingency fee basis” which means they do not get paid unless and until fair compensation is secured for the client. There is nothing to lose and usually a lot to gain by calling a lawyer after a car accident injury.