If you or a loved one is suffering from personal injuries following an ATV, snowmobile or motorcycle accident, Feifel Gualazzi can help. Our experienced lawyers have the knowledge and experience to assist you in winning the compensation you deserve. We specialize in personal injury claims and will make sure your case is dealt with promptly. Contact us at one of our Northern Ontario offices in Sault Ste. Marie for a free consultation.
In the Province of Ontario, compensation is available if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and have suffered injuries. Legislation is always changing, and many individuals believe that Ontario’s no-fault insurance system prevents them from seeking financial compensation from the at-fault party.
This is not necessarily the case. Every individual, every accident, and every case is different.
You will be entitled to accident benefits from your own insurance company even if you are at fault. You may also have the right to obtain compensation from the insurance company of the party or parties at fault for your accident should you not be at fault for the accident. To summarize, if you are at fault for the accident, you will have significant rights for compensation from your own insurance company. If you are not at fault, generally you will have significant rights against your own company and the insurance company of the at-fault driver.
Many people in Northern Ontario enjoy riding snowmobiles, ATVs and motorcycles. Though these activities provide hours of fun, it’s easy to wipe-out, flip or even crash. This can result in severe bodily harm. The most common personal injuries following an ATV, snowmobile or motorcycle accident include:
Fractures, dislocations and breaks to the shoulders, knees, lower legs, ankles and feet
Head injuries including brain damage and concussions
Injuries to the neck, lower back and spinal cord
Internal injuries including fractured ribs, organ damage, and internal bleeding
The treatments for these types of injuries can be costly and the affected person often requires extensive ongoing physical therapy and rehabilitation. In addition, the injuries may prevent them from returning to work. At Feifel Gualazzi, we believe that no one should have to carry that financial burden alone. Our personal injury lawyers will work with you to file an accident benefits claim to ensure you’re compensated for out-of-pocket expenses.
In Ontario, if you’re injured in an ATV, snowmobile or motorcycle accident, you’re entitled to file an accident benefits claim with your insurance provider, even if you’re at fault. If someone else was at fault, you may also be able to sue for damages. The amount of compensation or damages you’re entitled will vary depending on the severity of your injuries. You be entitled to coverage for:
Loss of wages and earn earning capacity
Pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment
Medical and hospital expenses
Future healthcare expenses
Loss of care, guidance and companionship
It’s important to note that ATV, snowmobile and motorcycle insurance also protects you against hit-and-run accidents and uninsured riders. If you’re wondering if you have a case, the lawyers at Feifel Gualazzi are happy to answer your questions.
If you or a loved one is involved in an ATV, snowmobile or motorcycle accident, you should take the following steps to ensure you have the evidence you need to be legally represented:
Seek immediate medical attention and keep all treatment and rehabilitation records
Request a copy of the incident report if the police were involved
Gather any pictures or videos that document the accident
Keep a journal that details how your life has been impacted by your injuries
Your personal injury lawyer will use all the information you provide to file an accident benefits claim on your behalf. The more information you can provide, the easier it will be to get compensation.
You can find more details about uninsured, underinsured and unidentified situations in item 16 on our FAQ page.
Filing an accident benefits claim can be a long and complex process. Fortunately, the team at Feifel Gualazzi can help you navigate any legal proceeding, file the necessary paperwork and ensure you receive the benefits and compensation you deserve. In addition, if your case goes to court, one of our personal injury lawyers will represent you, thereby ensuring that you receive the best possible settlement.
We offer assistance to those who may be the driver or a passenger involved in a single snowmobile collision, multiple snowmobile collisions or involved in a snowmobile collision with another motorized vehicle. Similarly, drivers or passengers on motorcycles and ATVs are governed under the same law as automobiles and snowmobiles.
If you or a loved one is injured following an ATV, snowmobile or motorcycle accident, you should seek the professional advice of a personal injury lawyer. At Feifel Gualazzi, our team understands that physical injuries, mental impairment and emotional damage can be life-changing and costly. That’s why we offer affordable representation for no-fault accident benefits and all other types of personal injuries. We’ve represented thousands of clients in the Sault Ste. Marie area and are committed to getting you compensation you’re entitled to. Contact us today for a free consultation.