Brampton Injury Lawyers Remind Everyone to Know Their Rights!

Brampton Injury Lawyers remind us all: if you or a loved one is injured, its important to know your rights.

Whether youre injured at work, at play or at home, seek professional advice right away.


Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?


Thousands of Ontarian's are injured every day on the job, in commercial and private vehicles, on public transit, through slips and falls in private and public places, in bicycle accidents, hit & run accidents, and in a host of other incidents resulting in personal injury. While supporting less serious physical trauma, personal injury law also encompasses wrongful death and fatalities; catastrophic injury; and brain, neck, back and spinal cord injuries. An experienced injury lawyer will help to expedite both long and short-term disability benefits, along with other financial remedy paths to support your physical, emotional and financial recovery.


Legal professionals will not only advise you and process the necessary documentation, they are your most effective advocate in navigating through the maze of insurance, legal and government bureaucracies. In most cases, they do not receive any compensation until your claims or suits are settled. Returning your life back to the way it was prior to the accident is the goal of personal injury law in Ontario.



Your Rights if You Are Injured


Personal injury law encompasses all types of physical and psychological injury. Lesser known examples include injuries from car accidents while texting and driving; it covers truck and commercial vehicle accidents, motorcycle, boating, ATV and snowmobile accidents. Pedestrian accidents are also covered by Personal Injury Law.


If you or a loved one is injured, compensation can include income replacement, and caregiver and non-earner compensation. Awards often include medical treatments and rehabilitation therapies. Claims can seek housekeeping and home maintenance services if required, and should you experience a tragedy, there may be compensation for death and funeral expenses.



‘What To DoIf You Are Injured


Document care – if you or a family member is injured, no matter where or how, seek primary care from a qualified professional. Ask for copies of diagnoses or treatments and begin an injury diary. Take photos. Continue documenting as treatments proceed; note dates and times, including the frequency, location and duration of pain and other injuries. 

TIP: record pain in your diary on a 1-10 scale indicating intensity.


Treatment care   Continue treatments until they are completely finished; quitting early may inadvertently indicate a lesser extent of the injury, and increase the likelihood of returning symptoms and possibly a longer recovery period. 


Legal care Protecting your current and future rights to compensation should be your second priority, after medical stability. Seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer right away. Most offer a free consultation, where you will be explained all of the related remedies, their timelines, paperwork required, and, if necessary, the recommended legal courses of action. It's the best free education and insurance policy you will find under the circumstances.


Financial care Organize and record all expenses, including car mileages and time spent. Record money spent for parking, taxis, and any other expenses incurred while dealing with your injury or its treatment.


Emotional care Have patience; claims take time. Consult your personal injury lawyer if you have questions. Be consistent in your complaints as they reflect on your claim. Be realistic as your claims may be reviewed by many professionals including insurance adjusters, juries and judges. Remember, the process of injury compensation has both short term and long term remedies. The effects of trauma are not always evident immediately after an accident. 

The Law Society of Upper Canada has an informative video explaining Personal Injury Law and the remedy process.