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Public Transit Accident Lawyers 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Service Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Short term and long term disability

Slip and fall claims

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, face a long road to recovery and an uncertain future. They deal with physical pain, emotional distress, financial issues, and more. This can be a lot to handle alone and it can be difficult to know where to turn. But one thing is certain: you need the right legal representation to get the compensation you deserve. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer in your corner.

Short term and long term disability

Long and short-term disabilities can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life. However, the process of applying for disability benefits can be complex and challenging. Insurance companies may try to deny or limit your claim, which can be frustrating and stressful. That is why it is important to have an experienced disability attorney on your side.

Slip and fall claims

Slip and fall accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. If you have suffered an injury due to a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. At our law firm, we have experience working with slip and fall claims and are committed to helping you receive the compensation you deserve.

What Our Clients Have To Say About Us

Maseer FormulieMaseer Formulie
02:05 25 Mar 23
Very amazing legal team and very professional. Great people who know what they’re doing. Great service and very helpful
FLEET GTAFLEET GTA
23:43 17 Mar 23
I like to thanking mr omar and David for the very hard work and being professionalTo be honest there the best I can write as much about them but it’s never enoughThank you very much and hoping all the success ?
MBMB
17:44 21 Dec 20
I want thank David and Omar for doing such a great job with my wife settlement case. my wife and I met in car accident in 2017 and we were advised to get separate lawyers to handle our case. To show how dedicated mk legal is to their clients. i am left with $9,000.00 in medical bills, I do not hear from and my lawyers and when ever i call they don't return my call, but Omar was constantly calling my wife with update. it didn't matter how small it was. he would call to see how she was keeping up and always making sure that she reaches her appointment. when she wanted to give up he always tell her that he knows its been three years but he will work hard to make sure that her medical bills are paid and also future medical bills will be cover just hold on. so said so did.Thanks MK legal staff for working so hard for my wife. my appreciation for your hard work .
Taheela BrownTaheela Brown
13:24 27 Nov 20
Mk legal goes above and beyond for me. They where professional, friendly and most of all they care. Omar was quick on responding to my calls ( which was a lot) and never get tired of answering any questions I had. I love that they didn’t provide me with a lot of paper work and use a lot legal terms that I wouldn’t understand.They kept it clear always and was very transparent. Everything they do was communicated. It was like I was apart of the team, a family of professional lawyers. I would recommend this company to everyone.Thanks Omar and the whole team that work at Mk legal services.Taheela Brown
Peter AmponsahPeter Amponsah
17:24 02 Mar 19
I have been dealing with my lawyer Omar for the past 2 1/2 years and my experience has been amazing. Having had no idea of where to go or what to do after my accident, I was blessed to find Omar and he made the anxiety and uncertainty I was feeling disappear. Within my time with him, he kept me informed and continued to encourag my journey to wellness. It was evident very early on that Omar was a professional that works from the heart. I am so satisfied with the outcome of my case that I am sharing as someone who was once skeptical but has come around. If you are in need of a respectful, ethical, justice-oriented experience, I highly recommend the services of MK Legal.
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FAQ

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is crucial for several reasons. First, a personal injury lawyer has experience in handling cases related to personal injuries, ensuring that you receive proper legal representation. They understand the intricacies of the legal system and can navigate through complex procedures on your behalf. Additionally, a personal injury lawyer can help assess the value of your claim accurately, ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress. They will negotiate with insurance companies and other parties involved to protect your rights and maximize your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve.

A contingency fee basis is a common payment arrangement in personal injury cases. It means that you do not have to pay your personal injury lawyer upfront or on an hourly basis. Instead, the lawyer's fee is contingent upon the successful resolution of your case. If your lawyer successfully obtains compensation for you through a settlement or court verdict, they will receive a predetermined percentage of the awarded amount as their fee. However, if your case is not successful, you will generally not owe any legal fees, although you may still be responsible for other costs incurred during the legal process.

The time limit for filing a personal injury claim, known as the statute of limitations, varies depending on the jurisdiction and the type of injury. It is crucial to consult with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident to ensure that you do not miss the deadline. Failing to file within the specified time limit can result in your claim being barred, meaning you may lose the right to seek compensation. To determine the specific time limit applicable to your case, it is best to consult with a personal injury lawyer who can provide accurate guidance based on your jurisdiction and circumstances.

To support your personal injury claim, it is important to provide your lawyer with relevant evidence. While the specific evidence required may vary depending on the circumstances of your case, common types of evidence include:
Medical records and bills: These help establish the extent of your injuries and the associated medical expenses.

  • Accident reports: This includes any police reports, incident reports, or documentation from the scene of the accident.
  • Witness statements: Statements from individuals who witnessed the accident can provide valuable testimony.
  • Photographs or videos: Visual evidence of the accident scene, injuries, property damage, or hazardous conditions can strengthen your claim.
  • Employment records: These can be used to demonstrate lost wages or diminished earning capacity.
  • Your personal injury lawyer will guide you on the specific evidence needed based on the unique details of your case.

Whether your case goes to trial or can be settled out of court depends on various factors, including the specific circumstances of your case, the willingness of the parties involved to negotiate, and the strength of the evidence. In many personal injury cases, the parties involved prefer to reach a settlement rather than going to trial. Settling out of court can save time, money, and the emotional stress of a trial. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, your personal injury lawyer may advise taking the case to trial. They will prepare your case, present evidence, and advocate on your behalf to seek a favorable verdict. Ultimately, the decision to settle or go to trial is made in consultation with your lawyer, taking into account your best interests and the circumstances surrounding your case.

The time limit for filing a personal injury claim, known as the statute of limitations, varies depending on the jurisdiction and the type of injury. It is crucial to consult with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident to ensure that you do not miss the deadline. Failing to file within the specified time limit can result in your claim being barred, meaning you may lose the right to seek compensation. To determine the specific time limit applicable to your case, it is best to consult with a personal injury lawyer who can provide accurate guidance based on your jurisdiction and circumstances.

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