Motor Vehicle Accidents
Overview of Service
A motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an accident that occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree or utility pole. Traffic collisions may result in injury, death, vehicle damage and property damage.
Each year, thousands of drivers are involved in accidents due to many reasons. As drivers, we all have obligations and responsibilities. We have to make sure we are following all the safety rules and we are respecting the transit norms.
But sometimes accidents occur when we least expect it. Whether you are at fault or not, you might be injured and entitled to compensation.
At Sal Guzzo, LL.B. Professional Corporation, your recovery is our first priority. We understand all the challenges you face after having a motor vehicle accident. We understand that you might not be able to go back to work for while and therefore, you are entitled to compensation. Our goal is to assist and guide you through the whole process, providing you with the support of an expert law firm that cares for its clients.
Step By Step Instructions
Stop and assess the situation to ensure you and anyone with you is not hurt.
Get as much information from everyone at the accident scene including any witnesses.
Write down the plate numbers of the vehicles involved in the accident, names of anyone involved, insurance policy numbers and as much information as you can.
Use your phone or a mobile device with a camera to take pictures of the damage to your vehicle and any other vehicle involved in the accident.
Only speak to a police officer, fireman or any other authorities that come to the scene. Avoid talking with people you don’t know and do not take any advice from them.
Review the police report and make sure all of the information is accurate. Ensure all the details like your name and address are clearly written to help you to organize your case.
Notify your insurance company immediately of the accident .You have seven days to notify your car insurer of your intention to apply for accident benefits.
Call Sal Guzzo, LL.B. Professional Corporation immediately at 905-232-9222, set your free consultation appointment; clarify all your concerns and doubts. You have up to three years to start a claim but if you wait until the end you might not collect all the evidence you need to build your case and get the compensation you deserve.
We will explain all of your rights to you clearly so you understand them in our initial consultation with you. This will be followed by a meeting with one our associate lawyers at which point you will be asked to sign a retainer if you wish to continue with the proceedings on your behalf.
Which accidents are considered motor vehicle accidents?
- Aircraft Accidents
- ATV accidents
- Boat accidents
- Bus accidents
- Private or Public Transit accidents
- Car accidents
- Fork lift accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Snowmobiles accidents
- Tractor trailer accidents
- Truck accidents
- Van accidents
Who or what can be involved in a motor vehicle accident?
- Wild life (animals)
What are the main causes of motor vehicle accidents?
- Defective Cars
- Distracted Driving
- Driver behaviour
- Driver skill and/or impairment
- Drunk Drivers
- Negligence maintenance
- Road design
- Road environment
- Roadway Hazards
- Speed of operation
- Vehicle design
- Weather conditions
Keep your personal identification information updated at all times i.e. Driver’s license, Insurance, address, phone number, etc.
Use your seat belt at all times. Even if you are driving a short distance it is required by law.
Do not drink and drive any vehicle under any circumstances.
Do not drive if you feel tired or drive for long periods without stopping. It is recommended you stop every 3 hours to stretch your body and rest for a few minutes for longer excursions.
Obey and follow all the roads signs.
Always wear a helmet when you are riding a motorcycle or a bicycle.
Be cautious all the time. It is easy to get distracted.
Do not use your phone or any other mobile device while you are driving.
If in an accident it is recommended that you visit your family doctor as a precaution. Often you might not feel injured at the time of the accident, however, in some cases your injuries may surface a day or two after the accident took place.
Do not drive aggressively. If someone is in a rush or tailgating you, let the vehicle pass by safely switching lanes to avoid a collision from taking place.
Do not attempt to put on makeup while you are driving. Your full attention and focus should be on the road at all times.
By law your vehicle should have a third party liability insurance policy.
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