Tuesday, 11 June 2013

How to Claim for Road Traffic Accidents?

Like any other type of personal injury claim, even road traffic accident claims play a major role in helping you meet some of the immediate and day to day expenses. If you have been injured because a motor-cycle, van, car or any other vehicle hit you, while you were walking besides the road or driving, you can make a claim against the third party who was responsible for the accident or against the insurance company or both. Besides this, you can also claim for the injury if you were unfortunate to meet with an accident while on holiday.

Actions to be performed before filing a claim
Once you are done with the initial medical treatment, to get started with the claim procedure, you will have to prove that a third party was responsible for your injury. In this case, you will have to prove that the accident happened because of the fault of the driver of the vehicle in which you were traveling or because of the driver of the other vehicle that collided with you.

Similar to other types of personal injury claims, you must keep all your documents, evidences and proofs to support your case ready beforehand. Collect names, addresses, telephone numbers and other important data about the faulty. If there were any people present at the accident spot who can narrate the situation well and help you in getting the decision in your favor, then gather information about these witnesses as well. 

Make sure that you report the police about the incident as soon as possible. If you are planning to ask remuneration for damages like lost wages, traveling expenses, and rehabilitation costs and others, ensure that you collect all the receipts and furnish them before the court when asked for.  


The court has statute of limitation on the time period within which you must bring the injury to the notice of the court. But before this, even the insurance companies follow strict deadlines for filing a claim. Neglecting this factor might put your claim in jeopardy and complicate the claim process even more. Therefore, make sure that you take a note of this aspect and report the injury to the insurance company within the specified time interval. 


Consulting a personal injury lawyer is highly recommended, since being the injured party it is very difficult to perform all these tasks. Even if you miss out on a single aspect, it may cost you a lot. There are several personal injury attorneys in Toronto that assist the victims of road traffic accidents in fetching a fair claim for the damages suffered. you can consult any of these lawyers to get the case settled on your side.