The consequences of being injured in an auto accident can be overwhelming. As a result, it’s not uncommon for legal issues to get put on the back burner
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Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) May 06, 2014
Rotondo Law Firm (http://www.RotondoLaw.com), a Greater Toronto Area personal injury law and wrongful death law firm, is advising victims suffering from injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents of their rights after five were inured, two critically, in an eight-vehicle pileup.
On Monday, April 28, a man and woman were rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after an eight-vehicle collision occurred on a stretch of Highway 403 in Burlington. A Cadillac Escalade triggered a chain reaction crash when it struck five vehicles along the shoulder of the highway and two additional cars on the road. A 59-year old woman, who was the driver of one of the parked cars, was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries; as was the 44-year-old male driver of the Escalade. (Source: Duddridge, N., “2 critical after multi-vehicle crash on WB Hwy. 403 in Burlington,” CityNews.ca, April 28, 2014; http://www.citynews.ca/2014/04/28/2-critical-after-multi-vehicle-crash-on-wb-hwy-403-in-burlington-2/.)
“The consequences of being injured in an auto accident can be overwhelming. As a result, it’s not uncommon for legal issues to get put on the back burner,” says P. Michael Rotondo, lead counsel at Rotondo Law Firm. “That said, it’s imperative for victims or their loved ones to address insurance issues and other serious personal injuries, such as brain and spinal injuries, as quickly as possible.”
Rotondo urges victims to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after being involved in an auto accident. A personal injury lawyer will make sure their clients understand all of the complex issues surrounding the accident and what their rights are.
He adds that it’s also important to contact a personal injury lawyer if injured in an auto accident because there are time-sensitive filing deadlines. In many instances, victims only have two years from the date of the auto accident to start a lawsuit against the at-fault individual or party. On top of that, it’s vital to talk to all material witnesses before they forget any details and to make sure evidence doesn’t disappear.
“Many who have suffered injuries due to car accidents ask if they are entitled to accident benefits. The answer is yes,” Rotondo explains. “Anyone injured in a car accident is entitled to accident benefits; it doesn’t matter if you were the driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian hit by a motor vehicle.”
Rotondo observes that what most people are unaware of is what accident benefits actually cover. Accident benefits can help pay for wage losses, therapy, medical treatment, medication, costly hospital or in-home care, and other needs. They also compensate for some lost income as a result of one’s inability to return to work due to injures, help reimburse those who have provided care (including family members), and compensate immediate family members for visitation expenses (travel, parking, meals, and accommodations).
“It’s also possible that victims and their family are entitled to compensation from anyone that is potentially responsible for the accident,” he notes. “These claims against the at-fault driver or party are in addition to any accident benefits you are entitled to.”
“When it comes right down to it, motor vehicle accidents and injuries can be very traumatic,” Rotondo concludes. “It can also be difficult to understand what your legal rights are. That’s why it’s so important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Toronto with a proven track record of vigorously defending their client’s rights.”
Rotondo Law Firm is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Toronto and has been providing personal injury law services to clients since 1999. Over the last 15 years, Rotondo Law Firm has been providing its clients with the highest level of legal service spanning many areas of personal injury law, including trip and fall accidents; motor vehicle, pedestrian, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents; brain injuries; air flight accidents; accident benefit claims; and wrongful dismissal claims. Whether their clients have been injured in a car accident, are owed compensation from insurance, or have been wrongfully dismissed, Rotondo Law will work diligently to ensure they receive the settlement they deserve. More information on Rotondo Law Firm is available by visiting the firm's web site at http://www.RotondoLaw.com or by calling 416-868-0900.