In Ontario, snowmobile accident victims and their family members can claim compensation for their losses from their own insurance company (No-Fault Accident benefits) and from the person responsible for the collision (Tort claim). Compensation is normally paid by the snowmobile operators insurer.
Your insurer is obliged to pay No-Fault Accident Benefits compensating for lost income and paying for help performing household maintenance and self care activities. It must also pay for all necessary medical services and rehabilitation. The benefits are payable upon application. Time limits govern when you must apply. Laws determine which benefits are payable. Insurance companies often deny benefits they are obliged to pay. You are entitled to dispute the insurer’s refusal to pay your benefits. Different levels of benefits are available to snowmobile injury victims, depending upon the type of injury and impairments.
The process is complicated and requires analysis by an experienced personal injury/snowmobile accident lawyer.
You may also be entitled to claim compensation from the person responsible for the collision. This compensation is normally paid by the responsible person’s insurer. In Ontario, injury victims who suffer serious and permanent injuries can recover damages compensating them for their losses, including their pain and suffering, their past and future lost income, their extraordinary future health care and home maintenance costs, and their out of pocket expenses.
Time limits govern when you must notify the responsible parties that you intend to bring a claim and they govern when you must start your claim for compensation. These time limits can restrict your rights to recover your losses. Not everyone is entitled to claim compensation from the person who caused the snowmobile accident. Each claim is different. Assessing the value of your snowmobile accident claim and determining responsibility requires analysis by an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Our team of personal injury lawyers has helped injured people recover compensation from at-fault drivers, snowmobile owners, bars and taverns who over-served snowmobile operators and snowmobile trail operators responsible for keeping trails safe.