Compensation for a Car Accident
One of the most common questions victims of car accidents in Ottawa ask is—how much is my claim worth? Unfortunately, there is no way to determine the exact amount of your claim beforehand. If you were wrongly injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation from two sources. They include:
Your Own Insurance
You may be entitled to make an accident benefits claim with your own insurance that can cover medical and rehabilitation costs, income replacement benefits, housekeeping, and more. These benefits are yours to claim regardless of who was at fault for the accident.
The At-Fault Party
The party responsible for the accident may be responsible for paying additional costs of the accident benefits insurance, medical rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and other out-of-pocket expenses you had to pay for the accident. In some cases, family members may be entitled to compensation if they lost a caregiver or companion because of the accident.