Motor accidents take place in a matter of seconds but these seconds can cause catastrophic injuries. However, determining whether the injuries are catastrophic or not is a complicated process. This is usually disputed by the insurer. To assess your injuries, the insurer usually hires their own doctors who will work against your favour to find grounds to deny that your injuries meet the legal criterion for qualifying as a catastrophic injury. Having a Car Accident Lawyer Toronto by your side can make this process a lot easier. An experienced lawyer understands the importance of quality care needed for people with catastrophic injuries. When you have sustained such injuries you must concentrate on getting well soon but denial of claims can add to the stress. Having an experienced lawyer by your side can help take away that stress and here is how they can do that.
Investigation of the car accident
To have a strong case, you need to provide enough proof to show that the other party was at fault for the accident. You must have an experienced lawyer like Springer & Steinberg, P.C. law firm by your side who knows how to go about conducting the necessary investigation which will help to prove your claim. According to the law, the plaintiffs can make general Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for the records from the specific bodies which are responsible for ensuring the disclosure of information. You can submit an FOI request to gain access to the record on road maintenance and even police record.
Sometimes, the non-parties might not only disclose the complete record. For instance, it is not uncommon for the police to redact the name of the witness, their contact, statement, photographs and even investigation notes. If such a situation arises, the lawyer will bring the motion before the Court to gain access to the full records. This will help identify the witness and provide you with the needed information, which will help to build a stronger case.
Adhering to the time limits while filing the claim
There is a timeline that one needs to adhere to when filing a motor vehicle accident claim. Generally, the victim is given two years from the date of the accident. The lawsuit against the at-fault party needs to be filed within the first two years. If you are unable to do so, then you might not be able to file a claim against them ever. A lawyer will be well aware of the timeline that needs to be adhered to. There are certain exceptions to this two-year law. If you meet the criterion, the lawyer will share that with you. However, if you don’t have legal counsel or representation at the early stages, it can lead to the rejection of your claim by the insurer. This rejection can severely hamper your claim. Filing the claim is a highly complicated process, and everything needs to be done impeccably. Having a lawyer by your side will ensure that things move smoothly.