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  • Assessing the worth of Pain and Suffering

    August 13, 2018

    Apart from the physical and financial injuries and losses suffered when people are injured in accidents, the emotional component is equally important. People suffer enormous pain and suffering both physically and mentally as a result of serious injuries. Some of these consequences may result in serious emotional and psychological disturbances. For instance, accident victims may suffer from sleep problems, depression, suicidal thoughts, behavioral issues, phobias, fears, etc. Besides these negative aspects, people may experience the loss of joy and happiness, which are essential for living a normal life and conducting normal relationships.

    Accidents are rarely accidental and are usually caused by someone’s fault or negligence. Accident victims are entitled to seek compensation for their injuries.

    In Canada, courts impose an upper limit for compensation claims for pain and suffering. This is usually in the region of $350,000. There are other conditions to be met under new insurance regulations, where a statutory deductible is made on all settlements. There is also a “verbal threshold” limit imposed by the Ontario legislature. This threshold has to be met and this evaluation rests entirely on the presiding judge in the case.

    However, if a robust claim, based on clear and compelling evidence, backed by expert testimony from physicians and employers, and a credible, honest plaintiff, is presented, there are very good chances of meeting the criteria. Each case is different and the circumstances in every accident are different. Our experienced, skilled and expert personal injury lawyers can help you to get the compensation you deserve.

  • Assessing the worth of Pain and Suffering

    August 13, 2018

    Apart from the physical and financial injuries and losses suffered when people are injured in accidents, the emotional component is equally important. People suffer enormous pain and suffering both physically and mentally as a result of serious injuries. Some of these consequences may result in serious emotional and psychological disturbances. For instance, accident victims may suffer from sleep problems, depression, suicidal thoughts, behavioral issues, phobias, fears, etc. Besides these negative aspects, people may experience the loss of joy and happiness, which are essential for living a normal life and conducting normal relationships.

    Accidents are rarely accidental and are usually caused by someone’s fault or negligence. Accident victims are entitled to seek compensation for their injuries.

    In Canada, courts impose an upper limit for compensation claims for pain and suffering. This is usually in the region of $350,000. There are other conditions to be met under new insurance regulations, where a statutory deductible is made on all settlements. There is also a “verbal threshold” limit imposed by the Ontario legislature. This threshold has to be met and this evaluation rests entirely on the presiding judge in the case.

    However, if a robust claim, based on clear and compelling evidence, backed by expert testimony from physicians and employers, and a credible, honest plaintiff, is presented, there are very good chances of meeting the criteria. Each case is different and the circumstances in every accident are different. Our experienced, skilled and expert personal injury lawyers can help you to get the compensation you deserve.