Our Top Personal Injury FAQs

At Faber & Oostdyk, we have fought hundreds of personal injury cases in Burlington, Hamilton and Milton, Ontario. Invariably, when clients come in to see us for the first time, they ask the same types of questions. If you have been injured, these very questions are likely to be on your mind, too. Here are the answers to four of the most common questions.

What Compensation Am I Entitled To?

In motor vehicle accident claims, statutory or no-fault accident benefits are standard to every policy. They include coverage for expenses that you are likely to incur immediately after the accident, such as for medical care, rehabilitation, wage loss and the cost for assistance with daily tasks such as bathing and meal preparation.

You may also have access to coverage through other insurance policies such as for long-term disability benefits or mortgage payments. We can help you determine your available coverage and canvass insurers to provide for your expenses during your recovery.

If negligence is involved, you may also be able to open a tort claim for compensation above and beyond statutory benefits. You can sue for such damages as pain and suffering, loss of income-earning capacity, out-of-pocket expenses, and ongoing medical care and housekeeping.

Do I Need To Pay Anything Upfront?

No. Our firm does not charge a fee until we have recovered compensation for you. There's also no cost to seek a professional legal opinion. You can talk with a lawyer, ask questions, learn about your legal rights, find out how the claims process works and evaluate your options. A free consultation will give you the facts you need to make an informed decision.

How Long Will My Claim Take?

The length of an injury claim process depends on many factors. Whether a motor vehicle accident or a slip-and-fall, each claim type involves key limitation periods, after which you can no longer proceed. The key is to ensure that you meet those limitations to keep your options open and your claim moving forward efficiently.

In our experience, a fair settlement often only comes in the later stages of a claim. Also, the full impact of an injury often cannot be determined until years later, so it may not be wise to settle too early.

Part of our expertise is in determining when it makes sense to push forward and when it's more advantageous to settle. Justice can take time, but you can be sure that we will be with you all the way.

What Is My Claim Worth?

This is one of the most difficult questions to answer upfront. An accident can impact not only your physical state, but also your psychological health, future earning potential, enjoyment in life and other key areas over both the short and long term.

Arriving at a comprehensive and long-range view takes time and expertise. Our approach is to understand your situation thoroughly, work with industry experts to gain an accurate valuation, gather supporting evidence and build the strongest case possible for fair and full compensation.

Get Answers To More Of Your Questions

During a free initial consultation, lawyer Sean Oostdyk can answer questions unique to your case. Call us today to arrange an appointment. Call 905-681-7800 or use our online email form.