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Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit to Receive Accident Benefits After a Car Accident

By cjp
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Imagine back in the Stone Age, The Flintstones driving around in their “rock-mobiles,” causing a ruckus in Bedrock. Without the protection from airbags, a windshield, or even the bottom of the vehicle—a car accident would mean serious damage for The Flintstones. The one factor that makes a huge difference is the speed the car is traveling at, and, thankfully, Fred Flintstone doesn’t run fast enough to land him into a detrimental accident.

 

However, car accidents all depend on a variety of factors including: the speed you’re traveling at, the size of the vehicles involved, or whether or not you’re wearing a seatbelt. These are only a few of the dynamics involved that affect the seriousness of the car accident. But, the question is, what kind of damage occurs to the human body in a car crash?

 

Let’s take a look at different scenarios and the damage that is involved in each case:

 

Front-On Crashes

 

When a front-on car accident occurs, both drivers and passengers usually suffer from injuries to their chest and lower limbs. If seatbelts were not worn when the accident occurred, serious head and facial injuries transpire. So to prevent the blunt of the damage from this crash, wearing a seatbelt is the saving factor.

 

Side-On Crashes

 

Side-on crashes are unique in the way that they can cause serious damage at low speeds on the roads. Even traveling at 30km/h, a side-on crash can cause severe damage, affecting a person’s chest, head, abdomen/pelvis, and lower extremities. For the driver who struck the vehicle, they most often suffer damage to the head. The damage is greater because the door panel usually hits the people who are injured.

 

Rear Crashes

 

Usually in a rear crash, victims suffer injuries to their neck, spine, chest, and head. Whiplash is a common injury in this crash, as the car propels the head forwards and backwards at high-speeds.

 

What are Accident Benefits?

 

If you have suffered a front-on, side-on, or rear car accident, hiring a Toronto personal injury lawyer to file a personal injury lawsuit will allow you to receive accident benefits. Anyone involved in a car accident can claim accident benefits, whether you’re the driver or the victim that’s not at-fault in the accident. Here are examples of some of the accident benefits that you might be able to receive:

  • Medical and rehabilitation costs;
  • Attendant care;
  • Income replacement benefits;
  • Visitation expenses;
  • Housekeeping coverage;
  • Lost work or education expenses; and
  • Money to replace clothing.

It is important to keep track of all of your medical receipts and expenses so that you can prove your expenses through the insurance company. This process must happen within 7 days of the crash, as you will be able to receive your benefits sooner, while the evidence remains integral. A Toronto personal injury lawyer will help you with your personal injury lawsuit and deal with the insurance companies directly. It’s important to record every detail when you are going through this process, making it easier for you to track your expenses, damages, etc.

 

You can book a free consultation with a Toronto personal injury lawyer at Sokoloff today, as we will help you with any questions you might have and work with you to receive the compensation you deserve.

 

Sources:

 

http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/en/healthaz/testsandtreatments/resources/pages/accident-benefits-after-a-motor-vehicle-collision.aspx  

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/geared/your_driving_skills/car_crashes/anatomy_of_a_crash.html