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Car Accident Lawyers

Car Accident Lawyer in Sudbury

While we do our best to be cautious and careful drivers, sometimes accidents happen. Whether it was caused by a drunk driver, someone texting while driving, speeding or any other reckless action, if you or a loved one were involved in a car accident and consequently suffered injuries, you can decide to pursue a case against the driver who caused it. In that case you will need the advice of the experienced car accident lawyers at Sudbury’s Paquette & Paquette. We understand that after a car accident you may be feeling overwhelmed. That’s why we work carefully with you to find the compensation you deserve. We explain all your options and make sure your rights are respected. You can count on us when in need of car accident lawyer in Sudbury.

We are one of the trusted legal service providers in Ontario. Our lawyers are skilled in real estate, wills and estate and corporate law. You can reach out to them if you are accused of personal injury and criminal cases. We are committed to protecting your interests and rights.


Please contact us for more information, and view our article on the do's and dont's regarding the aftermath of a car accident.You can count on us when in need of car accident lawyer in Sudbury.

Common Car Accident Injuries in Sudbury

All car accident can result in severe injuries, whether they are temporary or not; some may even emerge a couple of days after the incident. Furthermore, some may suffer from psychological trauma including depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can be hard to determine and prove. Within the possible physical injuries, we can identify:

  • Amputations and disfigurement

  • Fractures and broken bones

  • And many more

  • Brain injuries

  • Spinal and back injuries

When you get involved in a car accident, there are a few elements that need to be taken into careful consideration. Paquette & Paquette can help you make sure all aspects implied in a car accident claim are being weighed properly. Those aspects are:

  • Time off of work

  • Overall pain and suffering endured

  • Hospital care, recovery (i.e. physiotherapy) and drugs costs

  • Permanent injury or disability and their effects on the injured person’s life

In addition, it is important that you don’t strictly rely on your insurance company. Unfortunately, more often than not, they try to compensate you as little as possible, wanting to save money. That is why it is crucial that you consult with one of our car accident lawyers in Sudbury.

If your injury prevents you from working or affects your day-to-day life, you may be eligible to file a disability claim. Paquette & Paquette has experienced disability lawyers on staff that can help. Feel free to consult with our law office.

How to Claim Car Injury Compensation

There are two types of claims

  • No-Fault Accident Benefits: You may claim for certain benefits, no matter who is at fault for the accident. You are entitled to caregiver benefits, non-earner benefits, attendant care benefits and more.

  • Tort Claim: You are entitled to recover the damages if another person is at fault or if you’re only partly at fault for the accident. And it is started by filing a lawsuit. 


When Can You File a Lawsuit?

  • If your insurance company denies you entitled benefits:

    • Your injury meets the threshold and are denied the claim or compensation, you can sue the insurance company. 


  • If you suffer from injuries:

    • You are entitled to recover damages for your pain and suffering if your injury meets the threshold. If your injury results in permanent impairment - physically, mentally or psychologically, you meet the threshold. The Insurance Act defines the seriousness of your injury in the threshold. 


  • If you have loss of income due to the accident:

    • You can recover up to 70% of your gross income in a trial. If you have an ongoing income loss trial, you will be awarded 100% of gross income (subject to income replacement from other sources). But you cannot claim for any loss of income for the first 7 days after the collision. 


  • If your insured family member dies or injured due to an accident:

    • You are entitled to recover damages for loss of care, guidance and companionship if your family member is injured and meets the threshold. In the event of death of your family member, damages are awarded to you.


  • Other causes:

    • You can sue for other losses - If you hire someone to take your daily activities that you are no longer capable of performing due to the accident.



How to avoid Car Accidents

It is always better to be safe than to be sorry. Thus, whenever possible, you must take necessary precautions to avoid a car accident. These include:


  • Maintain Your Vehicle

Lack of or poor maintenance can often cause parts of the car to malfunction. This can manifest itself in the form of brake failures, tight steering wheels, etc., and cause accidents.


  • Follow Traffic Safety Rules

Traffic rules are made for your safety and in order to avoid accidents. Not following traffic rules can cause accidents. Additionally, if you are involved in an accident which was caused because you did not follow traffic safety rules, all your claims to damages and relief automatically get waived off.


  • Take Weather Precautions

Several accidents are caused because people do not add attachments or accessories to their cars in accordance with the weather. For example, many people do not add ice guards to tires during the winter season. This can cause the car to lose grip and cause an accident.

In car accident cases, we offer our services on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay unless money is recovered on your behalf in a judgment or a settlement. Contact our car accident lawyers in Sudbury to discuss your case.

Need legal advice or support with a motor accident?

We have a team of lawyers experienced in dealing with claims involving motor accidents.

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