Motor Vehicle Accidents Overview

Even if you don’t know your rights, it’s reassuring to know, we do

You have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and it’s not your fault. You may have a legal right to recover money damages from the person responsible (other driver, road authority, or manufacturer). But what do you have to do to protect your interests, deal the complexities of Motor Vehicle Accident Claims and assert your rights? You need an expert to help you navigate through one of the most complicated areas of the law.

Contact the law office of Timothy H. Leigh-Bell after any type of motor vehicle accident, including:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bike and pedestrian accidents
  • Snowmobile and ATV accidents

Compensation

If your accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for financial losses such as lost income and benefits, lost earning capacity, and loss of opportunity. If you have a serious and permanent impairment of an important function, you may be entitled to compensation for pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. Your family members may also be entitled to compensation for providing care to you and for damage to their relationship with you.

Most compensation claims are settled after we start a lawsuit, but before trial, often through mediation. Some cases are decided at a trial. As your personal injury lawyer, Tim Leigh-Bell will do what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.
Accident Benefits

The reality is that obtaining the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims or the compensation you deserve can take a long time, which causes great hardship for victims and their families facing mounting bills as well as medical and rehabilitation care.

If you have been injured, you may immediately be entitled to receive the following benefits, regardless of whether you are at fault for the accident:

– Income replacement benefits
– Medical and rehabilitation benefits
– Housekeeping
– Attendant care

However, the rules and procedures for recovering the benefits you deserve are complicated and technical, and while insurance companies often pay these claims for a while, many of them stop paying before the claim for compensation is finished.

So is the case with long-term disability which is much more complicated. In these cases you need an informative and experienced Long Term Disability Lawyer to make sure that you get your claims. Our accident benefits specialist, Patti Kennedy, is a former Provincial Automobile Manager for an independent insurance adjusting company who now puts her 20 years’ experience and knowledge of the system to work for our clients. She knows the rules and procedures and uses them to get your claim paid. If the insurance company will not pay, we can start a lawsuit or arbitration to enforce your rights.


Maximizing Your Recovery

If your injury has caused a permanent disability and you are unable to work, the money we get for you may be needed to support yourself in the future. In light of that, it’s crucial that you invest your money wisely. We can help arrange for a tax-free annuity that will provide you with regular payments until retirement age, or for life and greatly increase the total value of your settlement.

Contact our firm today to schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyer. You can also review some of our firm’s past Success Stories for an indication how what we can do to help you.*

*Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results; the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts of an individual’s particular case.