Often, accidents cannot be avoided. If you have suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle or motorcycle accident, you may require assistance in getting the support you need, including attendant care, income and/or medical support. You can make a claim for accident benefits, whether you were a driver, passenger, pedestrian or cyclist.
Some injuries often associated with auto or motorcycle accidents include broken bones, torn ligaments, neck and back injuries, chronic pain, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and death.
There are two sources of compensation for injuries, damages, expenses and losses suffered as a result of a motor vehicle or motorcycle accident. The first is to sue the driver who caused the accident through his or her insurance provider; this is called a Tort claim. The other source of compensation is from your own automobile insurance company, this is called an Accident Benefits claim.
Clients come to us to guide them through the maze of Tort and Accident Benefits claims and to represent their best interests to insurance companies. We maintain our involvement by closely monitoring the insurance company's handling of the claim and by immediately taking the necessary steps to effectively and efficiently resolve the many different types of disputes that can arise. We maintain our clients' involvement by providing updates on significant occurrences throughout the claim.
During the spring, summer, and fall, motorcycle accidents are more likely to occur. Motorcycle riders face a higher risk of injury that drivers of other vehicles, even when driving properly and wearing appropriate safety gear. If you get injured while on your motorcycle, Rochon Genova can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Often drivers fail to see motorcycles as they proceed through an intersection or may change lanes without paying attention to the motorcyclist. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you may suffer serious injuries.
Regardless of fault, you may be entitled to both accident benefits and a tort claim to compensate you for your injuries.
Accident Benefits are received from your own insurance company for medical expenses, income replacement and rehabilitation. You are entitled to accident benefits if you are injured in a motor vehicle or motorcycle accident, regardless of who is at fault. Such benefits may include income replacement, housekeeping and home maintenance expenses, medical and rehabilitation benefits, attendant care, caregiver benefits or other expenses you may incur. Further benefits are available for individuals who have been catastrophically injured.
The law requires you to give notice to your insurance company within 7 days and to file an application for accident benefits within 30 days, so contact Rochon Genova
immediately. Your doctor and employer must also complete certain forms so you can access your benefits. We will help you or your family members coordinate this.
If you were seriously injured in a motor vehicle or motorcycle accident, you may be eligible to sue the at-fault driver. You must be able to show that the other party is at least partially at fault and that you have a serious and permanent injury.
You may be eligible for compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income and claims for family members under the Family Law Act.
The law related to motor vehicle accidents is complex - let us guide you through the process. Our personal injury practice group and support team work tirelessly in negotiating with insurance companies to ensure that you receive the help you need to collect both sources of compensation. Allow us to worry about the details so that your energy and attention is freed up to concentrate on your recovery.