Devastating to Individuals & Families
Being injured or disabled can be devastating to an individual and their family. Our firm will deal with all the issues and disputes with your insurer and will advocate in a firm and professional manner.
Once you have retained our services, we will move the matter towards resolution in an expedited fashion and thoroughly prepare the matter for settlement or trial. Our firm puts your interests first and provides trusted and experienced legal advice and advocacy. We often meet clients in the comfort of their home or hospital for a free consultation.
If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you are eligible for various types of benefits under your auto insurance policy. No matter what benefit your insurance policy provides, it is important to be able to access all the benefits that are available to you.
Under Ontario’s no-fault auto insurance system, if you are injured as a cyclist, you can make a claim under your own motor vehicle insurance policy. If you don’t have insurance, you can make the claim against the driver’s insurance. Van Dyke Law Office has helped many cyclists get maximum compensation for injuries sustained in accidents with motor vehicles and we are strong advocates for victims in these cases.
Serious and permanent injuries that cause dramatic life-altering losses to the victim are known for the purposes of insurance as “catastrophic injuries”, and these injuries have a huge emotional and financial impact on both victims and their families. At Van Dyke Law Office, we assist victims with catastrophic injuries to access the wide variety of medical and rehabilitation resources available to ensure their needs are met quickly and effectively and that the maximum amount of compensation is achieved.
Of all the types of vehicle-related accidents, those caused by impaired drivers are particularly tragic because they are 100% preventable. If you have been injured by a driver operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or illegal or prescription drugs, there will be both criminal and civil proceedings against the impaired driver. It is through civil lawsuits that monetary awards may be achieved to compensate for medical expenses and loss of income. Non-economic awards can also be won, to compensate for pain and suffering, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
After suffering an injury in a motor vehicle accident, obtaining full compensation for your injuries is just as important as regaining your health, but it is often the last thing accident victims have the energy or resources to tackle. Van Dyke law Office has been a trusted guide and advocate for victims of motor vehicle accidents in Ontario for over 20 years.
Since motorcycle accident injuries can be so serious, it is important to make sure you receive maximum coverage through your insurance policy. If your accident was caused by another’s negligence, legal action may also be needed to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.
Accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles almost always result in very serious injuries. Injured pedestrians may face a long and difficult recovery and sometimes never completely regain their health. Under Ontario’s no-fault auto insurance regime, if you are injured as a pedestrian, you can initiate a claim through your own auto insurer. If you do not have auto coverage, you can pursue a claim through the driver’s insurance.
Injuries caused by snowmobile accidents are generally very serious given the high speeds reached, the unpredictable terrain condition and the relatively little safety protection afforded to the operator. Common accidents include crashing into rocks, trees or fences, collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians and falls through ice.
If you have been injured while operating a snowmobile and another party was involved who was negligent or reckless, you may have a claim for personal injury.
Boating and Watersport Accidents
Water activities and sports are a much-anticipated part of summertime in Ontario, yet every year, hundreds of children, teens and adults are injured in accidents involving boats, Sea-Doos and Jet Skis. Boating and other watercraft accidents can be just as dangerous as those that occur on land, and result in serious personal injury or death.
The statistics are sobering: in Ontario and most of Canada, distracted driving is the #1 factor in road deaths, exceeding accidents involving drugs and alcohol, speed and seatbelt usage. Although awareness is increasing (along with penalties), there is no doubt that distracted driving is the most dangerous threat on Ontario roads.