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If you’ve been injured in a car accident, it’s important to find the best accident lawyer to help handle your accident claim.

The Nature of Accident Injuries

According to Transport Canada, in 2011, 10,443 Canadians were seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision. An additional 2,006 people were killed by vehicles in the same year.
Accident injuries can be tricky; the injury isn’t always apparent, especially if it’s a soft tissue injury, like whiplash. It may take hours or days for the pain to set in. This is one of the reasons why contacting a lawyer immediately after an accident is a good idea.
An insurance adjuster for the at-fault person will want to talk to you after the accident. These adjusters have years of experience with claims just like yours, while this may be your first time talking to an insurance adjuster. If you talk to an adjuster before the endorphins wear off, you may tell that person that you have no pain or injuries, only to have them surface days later. Everything you tell the adjuster will go into your record and will have an impact on any later claims.
The best accident lawyers will advise you to avoid speaking to the insurance adjuster before consulting with your lawyer. It’s not uncommon for your lawyer to take care of the insurance adjuster’s questions for you, leaving you to concentrate on your recovery.
Other types of common injuries after automobile accidents are head and brain injuries, bone bruising and fractures, injuries to your internal organs, back injuries, joint dislocations or fractures, and connective tissue injuries. It’s important to consult a doctor after being injured in an accident since the doctor can give you an idea of your expected recovery time. Whiplash, one of the most common car accident injuries, can cause indefinite chronic pain for fifteen to twenty percent of sufferers. This could cause extra out-of-pocket expenses, like pain medication or other treatment, for years after an accident.

Making a Claim

No matter what the nature of your injury, a good personal injury lawyer can help you make your claim. In Ontario, there are two ways to make your claim. You can file a tort claim, a legal claim against the other driver, or you can make a claim through the accident benefits program through your insurance company. Many people hesitate to go through their insurance company’s accident benefits program because they fear their own auto insurance will go up. If you’re not at fault, the claim won’t affect your premium. Talking to an experienced personal injury lawyer can help put your mind at ease. The best accident lawyers can guide you through the process, helping with paperwork and the legal necessities along the way.
Keep in mind, a serious injury may require home renovations and maintenance, housekeeping help, and that can mean income loss for you and other family members, medical and rehabilitation expenses, and the pain and suffering that may occur due to physical, mental, or emotional injury.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you deserve the best accident lawyer fighting on your behalf.
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