Accident Benefits Lawyer
Getting you the medical benefits and compensation you deserve following a motor vehicle accident, regardless of who is at fault.
Why You Need a Lawyer to Get Your Accident Benefits
If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident you are legally entitled to Accident Benefits. Accident Benefits are available to everyone, including the at-fault driver, the not-at fault driver, a passenger in a vehicle, or a pedestrian. Even if you do not have your own automobile insurance, your Accident Benefits lawyer will ensure you receive accident benefits you deserve including income replacement, medical and rehabilitation, attendant care, housekeeping, home modifications, funeral and death benefits.
When you notify the insurance company of the accident, they will inundate you with forms and paperwork. These forms are complex and confusing. They are also time-sensitive. If you miss certain deadlines the insurance company may deny your claims. You need an Accident Benefits lawyer that guarantees the paperwork is complete and accurate and submitted in a timely fashion to get the benefits, care and compensation you deserve.
What Your Lawyer Will Do to Get Your Accident Benefits
In your free consultation your Accident Benefits Lawyer will outline the benefits you are legally entitled to receive as a result of your accident. You will need medical treatment and rehabilitation. You may not be able to return to work following the accident and require income replacement benefits. You may require care from family members or you may require assistance with housekeeping and home maintenance. These benefits are called Accident Benefits and are available to you whether you are at fault for an accident or not. These benefits are available to you whether you have your own automobile insurance or not. Accident Benefits are available to everyone. Your Accident Benefits Lawyer will apply for all accident benefits for which you are entitled and initiate dispute resolution processes within the prescribed time limit. As a full service personal injury law firm with past experience on the insurance side, we provide you both expert legal and medical advice to settle your case quickly and get you the best results.
Your Accident Benefits claim is made to either your insurance company and/or the insurance company of another party. Your Accident Benefits lawyer will review the facts of your case and determine to whom your claim should be made. If you do not have your own insurance and do not have the insurance particulars of the other parties, your Accident Benefits lawyer will engage our team of expert investigators in order to discover all relevant information about the accident including the identities of the parties involved and insurance coverage that is available.
Your Accident Benefits Lawyer will identify the correct insurance company to whom your claim should be submitted and will assist you in completing the required paperwork including the application for Accident Benefits, the income loss form (to be completed by your employer, or for those who are self-employed, a statement of income and expenses) and the form to be completed by your physician. It is important that this paperwork be complete, correct, and thoroughly reviewed. If there are any discrepancies between the initial forms you submit and information that may later come to light, the insurance company may use these discrepancies to deny your claim. Your Accident Benefits Lawyer ensures that all forms are completed correctly the first time.
Once the paperwork is submitted your Accident Benefits Lawyer will focus on getting you the treatment, care and benefits that you require following an accident. Himelfarb Proszanski has an expert team of lawyers, paralegals, law clerks and investigators who are highly skilled in the field of Accident Benefits. At Himelfarb Proszanski we know how to build a winning Accident Benefits claim. That’s the HimPro Advantage™.
How it Works and How We Work with You
At Himelfarb Proszanski we have a extensive experience with insurance companies. We know how they think and we know the information they require in order to approve claims. Insurance companies also know us. They are well aware of our expertise in Accident Benefits. Once the initial paperwork has been submitted we get to work immediately requesting your medical records, particulars of income loss, personal care and housekeeping and we submit all relevant information to the insurance company so that you immediately start receiving the benefits to which you are entitled.
We have a network of rehabilitation professionals and other medical specialists to ensure that you receive the best medical treatment possible. We engage forensic accountants and other experts to analyze your income loss particulars so that your income replacement benefits are paid and continue to be paid.
Your Accident Benefits Lawyer will work with his or her team to ensure that you continue receiving the benefits to which you are entitled and that you receive those benefits on time. We know that one delayed or missed cheque can be catastrophic – particularly if you are not working.
Rather than be inundated by phone calls from insurance adjusters and continually receiving complicated forms and paperwork, we deal with the insurance company on your behalf allowing your focus to be where it belongs – on your recovery!
The insurance system that governs Accident Benefits is technical, complex and confusing. Depending on when your accident occurred, you may be subject to different requirements and have different levels of entitlement. A new Accident Benefits regime came into effect on September 1, 2010, and introduced the Minor Injury Guideline (MIG). This represented a significant reduction in the benefits available. For example, it reduced the maximum medical and rehabilitation benefit from $100,000 to $3,500 in some cases. Statistics indicate that the MIG was intended to apply to approximately 65% of all claims. At Himelfarb Proszanski we have the expertise and experience necessary to navigate through this legal system and ensure that you are maximizing your benefits. We will build the elements of the case required to get your claim out of the MIG. That’s just part of the HimPro Advantage™.
If the insurance company denies any of your benefits your Accident Benefits Lawyer will fight the denial. At Himelfarb Proszanski we guide you through the process of disputing any denial, either through the Accident Benefits system or the civil system if appropriate. We ensure that you continue to receive the benefits that you are entitled to and the benefits you deserve. We have settled over 3,000 cases and have grossed over ½ billion in settlements. We’re smart, ethical and dedicated to getting our clients the best medical care and compensation possible. There are no up-front costs. We get paid only after your case is settled.
Here’s What Our Clients Say
Often the public perceives lawyers in a negative way; but I can honestly say that David Himelfarb has the utmost ethical standards of any lawyer that I have dealt with. He took the time to explain the particulars of my case, was always available to take my calls, always returned my calls and his team of Clerks and Assistants were equally as professional and courteous. Should I ever need legal representation, I can assure you that I will retain his firm.
My no fault benefit claim was handled by the firm and was settled quickly and for a very good amount. The firm is extremely professional and dedicated. I would highly recommend the firm to anyone who has been involved in a serious accident.
Victoria A. - Toronto, ON
I would like to extend a sincere thank you for your assistance regarding the legal issues and my claim for disability benefits. Your knowledge and expertise led to a quick resolution and a successful outcome. From the onset, you were honest with me about my case and yet always kept me in the loop as to what was going on. I appreciated your “up front” approach from our first meeting.
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