If you’ve been in a car accident, there are a few things you need to turn your mind to. First and foremost, you should immediately call a personal injury lawyer, or a car accident lawyer, to seek advice about your rights. Typically, the police is either called to the scene of the car accident, or the drivers must report to a collision centre.
Next, your own insurance company must be notified of the car accident within 7 days, or within a reasonable time thereafter. If the insurance company is not notified of the car accident within a reasonable time frame, they may decide to altogether deny your accident benefits.
Although a good car injury lawyer in Toronto will attempt to defeat the insurance company’s denials, by showing that the insurer has not suffered prejudice as a result of the delay, such arguments can be vigorously opposed by the insurer, and may be difficult to advance, depending on the length and reasons for the delay. As such, it is best to notify your insurance company as soon as possible after your car accident. Once notified, the insurance companies sometimes want a statement from those hurt in a car.
Toronto personal injury lawyers, much like lawyers elsewhere, are generally opposed to their clients talking to the insurance companies without their presence. It is generally a good idea to have a personal injury lawyer, particularly a lawyer who has experience in car accident claims, to be present for all discussions with the insurer, and even speak on your behalf when appropriate. If you’ve been hurt in a car, call your expert Toronto personal injury lawyers, Tafakori Khan.