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Bus Accident Lawyer in Toronto

Bus Accident Lawyer in Toronto

Bus accident lawyer

Accidents involving public transit vehicles such as buses and streetcars are very common in Ontario due to the harsh weather in winter. Most accidents result in very serious injuries. However, after accidents, you are entitled to accident benefits.

Bus accident lawyer in Toronto

What Sort Of Benefits Could You Be Entitled For?

If you suffer injuries in a bus accident, you may be eligible for various benefits, regardless of who is at fault. These benefits are part of the statutory accident benefits (SABS) that cover different types of damages for motor vehicle accident victims. SABS is available even if you do not have insurance.
Some of the benefits available under SABS are:

  • Income replacement benefit: If your injuries prevent you from working, you can get up to 70 percent of your gross weekly income (up to $400.00 per week for up to 104 weeks).
  • Non-earner benefit: If you do not qualify for income replacement benefits but your injuries cause a complete inability to carry on your normal life, you can get $185.00 per week for up to 104 weeks.
  • Medical and rehabilitation benefits: This benefit covers medical and therapeutic expenses. The maximum amount available ranges from $3,500 for a Minor Injury to $1,000,000 for a Catastrophic Injury.
  • Attendant care benefits: This benefit helps you pay for an attendant to assist you with personal care activities if your injuries require it. You can get up to $3,000 per month for this benefit.
  • Expenses of immediate family members to the hospital: This benefit reimburses you for the travel expenses of your immediate family members who visit you in the hospital after the accident.
  • Reimbursement for personal effects destroyed in an accident: This benefit compensates you for the loss or damage of your personal belongings that were in the bus at the time of the accident.
  • Funeral and Death Benefits: This benefit provides financial support for the funeral and burial expenses of a person who dies as a result of a bus accident.

What are the benefits of hiring a bus accident lawyer?

Hiring a bus accident lawyer can benefit individuals involved in bus accidents. Here are some key advantages:

  • Legal knowledge: A bus accident lawyer specializes in this area of law and has the necessary knowledge and experience to navigate the legal complexities of such cases. They will represent your interests in settlement negotiations or court proceedings, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you have the best chance of achieving a favorable outcome.
  • Maximizing Compensation: A bus accident lawyer works diligently to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
  • Handling Insurance Companies: A bus accident lawyer can handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf, protecting your rights and ensuring you are treated fairly.

Overall, hiring a bus accident lawyer can provide you with the necessary expertise, support, and legal representation to navigate the complexities of a bus accident case and maximize your chances of obtaining fair compensation for your injuries and loss.

How can MK Law help you as your bus accident lawyer?

At MK Law, we consist of a team of highly proficient lawyers who specialize in handling cases related to bus accidents. With an extensive track record spanning over a decade, our firm has acquired substantial experience in advocating for accident claims. Our continuous engagement with injury cases has enabled us to develop a comprehensive understanding of the profound impact and intricacies involved in the legal process.

We extend complimentary consultations to ensure that you are well-informed about your case and acquainted with our team. Furthermore, we operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning you are not obligated to pay unless we successfully secure a favorable outcome.

Recognizing the challenges faced by injury victims in terms of mobility, we offer flexible communication options. Whether through online calls or personalized visits to your residence or healthcare facility, we strive to accommodate your circumstances.

FAQ session specific to bus accidents

What should I do after a bus accident?
After a bus accident, you should seek medical attention, call the police, and gather evidence such as photos of the accident scene, contact information of witnesses, and driver’s information. You should also avoid admitting fault or discussing the accident with anyone other than your lawyer.
Who is liable for a bus accident?
Liability for a bus accident can fall on the bus driver, the bus company, the bus manufacturer or its parts, or other parties, depending on the circumstances of the accident. A bus accident lawyer can help investigate and determine liability.
What damages can I recover in a bus accident claim?

You may be able to recover damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and in some cases, punitive damages if the bus company’s conduct was particularly egregious.
How long do I have to file a bus accident claim?
The statute of limitations for filing a bus accident claim varies by Province, but it is typically two years to commence the action against the negligent driver/company from the date of the discovery of the injury. The limitation date is very fact specific, and the basic 2 years might not be applicable to each claim. It is important to consult with a bus accident lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that you do not miss any deadlines.
Can I still file a bus accident claim if I was partially at fault for the accident?
In some provinces, you may still be able to recover damages even if you were partially at fault for the accident. However, your damages may be reduced based on your percentage of fault. A bus accident lawyer can help navigate the complexities of comparative fault laws.

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