Personal Injury FAQs

At Rastin and Associates, we understand the hardship that accident victims go through and we strive to make your time of discomfort as short as possible.
  1.   Should I talk to the insurance company before I talk to a lawyer?
  2.   What if I’m at fault in a car accident?
  3.   Are there timelines to apply for a claim?
  4.   I can’t work because of my injury. How will I pay for a lawyer?
  5.   What happens if, due to the injury, an injured person isn’t able to sign documents or make decisions?
  6.   The forms look complicated. How do I complete them?
  7.   I can’t work because of the accident. How will I pay medical bills and provide for my family?
  8.   What if the accident happened while I was working?
  9.   Who chooses the case manager or treatment professionals for my rehabilitation?

Answers

  1.   Should I talk to the insurance company before I talk to a lawyer?
  A.   It is in your best interest to talk to a lawyer first. A Personal Injury Lawyer will explain your rights and let you know what to expect from the insurance company. He or she will also speak to the insurance company on your behalf.
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  2.   What if I’m at fault in a car accident?
  A.   Even if you’re at fault in an accident, you may be entitled to benefits. If you suffered a serious injury, those benefits could be substantial.
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  3.   Are there timelines to apply for a claim?
  A.   You have 7 days from the date of your accident to notify the insurance company you intend to make a claim
     Within 30 days from receiving the accident benefits forms from your insurance company, you must complete and submit them.
     You have 120 days from the date of your accident to let the person responsible for your injuries know you are going to start a lawsuit.
     You have 2 years from the date of your accident to start a lawsuit.
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  4.   I can’t work because of my injury. How will I pay for a lawyer?
  A.   At Rastin & Associates, we know how difficult emotionally and financially an accident can be for you and your family. We work diligently to win a settlement. No fees are payable by you until your claim is won or a settlement is reached.
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  5.   What happens if, due to the injury, an injured person isn’t able to sign documents or make decisions?
  A.   If a person is seriously injured where they cannot make decisions, the family may make decisions on their behalf. A Personal Injury Lawyer at Rastin & Associates can assist you with the process of appointing a substitute decision maker for the injured person.
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  6.   The forms look complicated. How do I complete them?
  A.   The process for completing accident benefit forms can be complicated and difficult. At Rastin & Associates, our Law Clerks will help you complete the forms and guide you through the process.
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  7.   I can’t work because of the accident. How will I pay medical bills and provide for my family?
  A.   A Personal Injury Lawyer from Rastin & Associates will help you understand your rights and the benefits you’re entitled to receive. Depending on your circumstances, there are benefits available to replace lost income, pay medical costs, rehabilitation costs, attendant care costs and pay childcare providers.
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  8.   What if the accident happened while I was working?
  A.   A Personal Injury Lawyer from Rastin & Associates will help you determine whether to pursue the claim through the insurance company or the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB).
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  9.   Who chooses the case manager or treatment professionals for my rehabilitation?
  A.   It is your right to choose the case manager and any treatment professionals who’ll help you during your rehabilitation. If you don’t know who to approach, we’ll gladly provide you with contact information for organizations and professionals so you’ll be sure to get the help you need.
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