Toronto Car Accident Lawyers
For many people, cars are one of the simplest ways to get to their destination. Despite the growing use and popularity of the Toronto subway system, in many cases, this form of transportation is not feasible due to time constraints or the distance you must travel. This means that thousands of cars are on the road each day across the city. If drivers are attentive and maneuver effectively, road traffic can move quickly and relatively safely. Nonetheless, drivers are often distracted by their phones or radios, rushing to get to their destination, or driving recklessly for many other reasons. These drivers are far more likely to cause an accident, which places all other drivers on the road at greater risk for a serious injury.
Car accidents are frightening and frustrating no matter the situation that caused them, but many feel worse simply by knowing that the accident would’ve been avoided if someone had chosen to be safer. You may be facing significant medical bills and lost wages from time away from work due to an accident that you did not cause. The Toronto car accident lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC understand that you should not be held liable for another person’s actions, and we are prepared to help you get the compensation you need to cover the losses from your accident.
Our Practice Areas
Of course “motor vehicle accidents” means more than simple accidents between two cars; there is a multitude of other types of accidents you may encounter while driving. The lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC are experienced in assisting with a wide variety of motor vehicle accidents and are prepared to help make your case no matter the circumstances of your accident. The cases we most commonly work with include:
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Rollover Accidents
- Auto Defects
- Careless Driving Accidents
- Dangerous Roadways
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- ATV accidents
- Snowmobile Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Insurance Claims (Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists)
In the event of many of these accidents, it may be difficult to determine who is at fault. If multiple outside parties are at fault, determining individual contributions is crucial. You need a lawyer who can help determine the facts of your case to ensure that you receive the appropriate compensation after your accident. Even if you do not believe your accident falls under one of the above categories, our firm may still be able to help you understand the steps you need to take.
Toronto Car Accident Statistics
According to Transport Canada’s National Collision Database, car accidents are a common occurrence across the country. In 2015, almost 162,000 individuals were injured in car accidents, and of these individuals, 1,800 died in their accident (an increase in fatalities from the past year). In 2016, in Ontario alone, there were nearly 36,000 crashes that resulted in personal injuries or fatalities. 562 crash injuries per every 100,000 drivers. Recent studies indicate that the number of car accidents in Canada are on the rise with a seven percent increase in accidents over the last two years.
Although the above statistics refer to car accidents specifically, Canada also faces a number of other motor vehicle accidents. The Toronto Police Department indicated that 2016 was the deadliest year for pedestrians, in nearly a decade, with 43 people killed by cars. This number has been on the rise for the past five years and indicates a serious safety concern in the Toronto community. Additionally, the Ontario Provincial Police indicated that 2016 was also one of the deadliest years for motorcyclists, with 25 deaths by July of that year alone. According to data collected in the Ontario Road Safety Report, the greatest percentage of fatal crashes in Ontario are caused by drinking and driving collisions, speed-related collisions, and inattentive driving collisions. These deaths demonstrate the serious danger that all drivers, and even pedestrians, are in when others on the road do not behave appropriately.
Our Record of Success
The lawsuit that you file after a serious car accident can have a serious impact on you and your loved ones. The money you receive may help you afford the aftermath of your accident and prevent you from falling into significant debt. However, without the right legal counselor on your side, you may be unable to receive the money you need. Mazin & Associates, PC understands that you need a lawyer that you can trust to get the job done and win your case. Our reputation of success stretches across Ontario, as we have helped hundreds of individuals after serious accidents and injuries. We are prepared to handle even the most complex car accident cases and help you get successful results. In the past, we have worked with many different cases, including:
- A client who sustained significant injuries and required hip surgery after being repeatedly rear-ended on an icy road. Mazin & Associates, PC helped her receive the financial and physical support she needed to continue to support herself and her family
- A client who was flung from his car during a serious accident and required hospitalization and extensive recovery. Our lawyers helped him and his wife manage their finances, work with their insurance provider, and apply for income replacement so that they could continue to pay their mortgages.
These are just a few examples our success that demonstrate our dedication to our clients and our job. These individuals feared that the significant financial losses of their accident could derail their lives, but thankfully they turned to us to find a solution.
Frequently Asked Questions
After you have been in a motor vehicle accident, you probably have many questions, particularly if this is your first accident. We have provided the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below. However, one of our knowledgeable lawyers can answer any other questions you may have if you call (416) 625-2122.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive?
In the aftermath of a car accident, you are likely facing quite a few different losses, whether physical, emotional, or financial. When you pursue a personal injury lawsuit, you may receive compensation for any of these losses, in order to help ease the financial burden on you and your loved ones. Additionally, you may receive compensation for losses that are apparent immediately after the accident as well as long-term losses, which may affect your financial stability for years to come. Some of the most common forms of compensation individuals receive include:
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation or therapy costs
- Property damage
- Loss of income or working capacity
- Long-term care
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to any or all of these forms of compensation. A skilled lawyer can help you understand and determine the compensation for which you qualify so that you can receive the financial assistance you need.
Why Should I Hire a Lawyer?
When you are suffering from a serious injury, you need to take the time necessary to rest and heal. This is nearly impossible if you are trying to handle the effects of your accident alone. Determining the appropriate steps to take after an accident can be difficult, especially if you decide to pursue a lawsuit. A lawyer has the knowledge and skill necessary to make this difficult and complex process easier on you so that you may focus on your recovery. Additionally, when filing a lawsuit, it is essential that you follow all of the necessary regulations and requirements. Otherwise, even a valid case, may be discarded due to an error or technicality. An experienced lawyer understands everything necessary to take a case to court and will help make a strong case in your favor. Even if you believe that you can handle your case alone, a lawyer will only increase your chances of receiving the compensation you need.
Why Should I Choose Mazin & Associates, PC?
The legal team at Mazin & Associates, PC has over 15 years of working in personal injury law and has the experience and knowledge necessary to win your case. We give each of our clients’ cases individual attention in order to understand the specifics of your accident and your individual needs. We understand that this is a frustrating and confusing time, and you need someone to work with you and advocate for you throughout the process. This is why we are prepared to work with you at any point after you accident, whether to provide information about your rights, assist with insurance providers and finances, or prepare a strong lawsuit. We will protect you throughout this process so that your accident does not cause a significant financial burden.
Contact a Toronto Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to a serious car accident, you may feel that you do not know where to turn or what to do next. The lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC are ready to help you take the steps necessary to recover after your accident. To learn more about your rights after an accident or to set up your free consultation, contact us at (416) 625-2122 today.