Typically, any Canadian resident that has become involved in an on-road accident stands in need of financial assistance. Canada’s legal system provides an injured victim with access to sources of financial help.
Victims have the right to sue for a tort claim.
By suing, the victim has chosen to use the available legal means, in order to request compensation for his or her losses. The victim’s lawsuit is directed at the at-fault party. If the suing party wins, then the size of the awarded claim depends on the various factors that get considered by the court.
The extent of the losses sustained by the suing party determines the size of the awarded claim. If that party has been injured, then he or she must cover the costs of a long list of medical bills. Those, plus the charge for any doctor’s visit, or any visit to another sort of medical facility, in addition to the cost of medication serve to create the sum total for the medical expenses.
Yet those expenses represent only a part of the entire claim. The claim’s size gets increased by the addition of attendant costs, the cost of mental anguish and stress, the losses sustained by the absence of a regular income, along with the victim’s lost earning capacity.
A benefits claim creates an additional source of funds.
In Canada, anyone that has been involved in an on-road accident can submit a benefit claim. That includes pedestrians and bicycle riders. Each such claim targets an insurance company, the company that previously sold a policy to the at-fault driver.
How extensive are the benefits provided to the claimants? The list of benefits extends beyond the total for the medical expenses. It includes, as well, care giving expenses, housekeeping benefits, and, if any victim has died, the cost of a funeral and burial.
This second source of financial assistance rewards both the victims of the accident and the party that has been named at-fault. In the event of a hit-and-run incident, it could guarantee compensation to a wounded pedestrian, if the identity of the negligent driver remained a mystery.
Granted, the funds provided to those that have submitted the benefits claim, do not compensate for pain and suffering. Still, victims’ ability to sue for a tort claim allows them to go after that potential source of more money. Personal Injury Lawyer in Sydney stand ready to help those victims that care to file a lawsuit.
Lawyers welcome the chance to advocate for the rights of someone that has suffered a catastrophic injury. Canada’s legal system has provided them with a way to do that. That system channels monetary help to all involved in an accident, with more going to victims.