Unfortunately, drinking and driving is a poor choice that far too many people make, which can result in devastating consequences for families. Have you or a loved one been injured in a drunk driving accident? Did you know that you may be eligible for compensation? At Horowitz Injury Law our team has nearly 35 years of experience in representing innocent victims of drunk driving accident claims and we would be pleased to meet with you regarding your case at no charge. Call Horowitz Injury Law today at 416-925-4100 for a free consultation.
Statistics show that every day, many Canadians are either injured or lose a loved one due to the negligence of intoxicated drivers. In extreme cases – some drunk driving accidents can result in serious and catastrophic bodily injuries and even death.
Some of the more common injuries resulting from drunk driving accident claims include:
- Broken bones and joint injuries
- Sprains and tears of ligaments and tendons
- Traumatic brain injuries and other neurological injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Soft tissue injuries and chronic pain
- Internal injuries and bleeding
Fortunately, victims of drunk driving accidents may be eligible for compensation from the at-fault party(s), in addition to their claim for Statutory Accident Benefits (“No-Fault Benefits”). It is important to note that impaired driving is not considered a policy breach of an automobile policy and the full third-party limits would normally be available to the innocent victims of a drunk driving accident. Some of the compensation that may be available for victims of drunk driving accidents include:
- Pain and suffering damages
- Damages for past and future loss of income
- Damages for loss of homemaking and handyman capacity
- Medical, Rehabilitation and Attendant Care expenses
- Other out of pocket expenses
- Damages to family members under the Family Law Act
- And more
Pursuing No-Fault benefits from an insurance company and damages from the at-fault party(s) for drunk driving accident victims is complex and strict timelines need to be complied with. Having an experienced drunk driving accident lawyer in Toronto navigate you through the process can make an impactful difference in the type and amount of compensation you may be eligible to receive.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident – call Horowitz Injury Law today for a free consultation at 416-925-4100. Brian A. Horowitz will be available to speak with you at no charge to assess whether or not your claim may have merit.