Did you know that distracted drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a car accident than attentive drivers? In fact, an estimated 20% to 30% of all car accidents in Canada are believed to be caused by distracted driving. However, one of the most dangerous distractions is texting: studies show that drivers who engage in text messaging while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident than those who did not. Regardless of the cause, however, car accidents have the potential to cause a number of severe injuries that can change the lives of those they affect. Therefore, if you were injured in a car accident, it may be worthwhile to check your disability claims status to see if you qualify for accident benefits. If so, you may have cause to file a personal injury claim.
An estimated 14.6% of the Canadian population suffered an activity-limiting injury in 2009, affecting an estimated 4.1 million people aged 12 years or older. A number of accident benefit claims were filed as a result of these injuries, many of which were related to the construction industry, which has the highest rate of work-related injuries. However, a variety of injuries can lead to a disability claims status with the potential to receive benefits, from falls to car accidents. But whether you are planning to file short term disability claims or long term disability claims in your specific case, you should consider hiring a personal injury law firm to help you with the process.
An accident injury lawyer is often a great help in cases regarding accident benefit claims due to their familiarity with the particulars of Canadian personal injury law, including short term and long term disability laws. Equipped with this knowledge, they will be able to formulate the best possible strategy to argue your case; for example, if their client is the victim in a slip or fall fall personal injury case, the attorney will be aware that this type of case requires proof that the property owner was negligent in maintaining the property for safety, and will use the evidence available to prove that the property owner was at fault. Personal injury lawyers have experience defending a variety of personal injury cases, including car accident injury claims, making them an invaluable resource in any legal matter involving a disability claims status.
In 2010, an estimated 2,541 individuals were killed in Canada due to car accidents. If you survived an accident, you probably feel fortunate to be alive; however, due to your injuries, you may require additional assistance from disability benefits or owed insurance to recover from the destruction. Contact a personal injury law firm today to discuss your disability claims status today.
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