Did you know Hamilton pedestrians and cyclists are at higher risk of getting hit by cars than the provincial average? The area has one of the highest rates of pedestrian deaths in the province of Ontario. This data, reported by CBC news, came from the Social Planning and Research Council, which looked at the number of pedestrian deaths per 100,000 pedestrian and transit commuters.
We provide access to critical treatment, therapy and medical assessments in order to maximize recovery, and we service Hamilton and the surrounding area.
After over a decade working in Hamilton and then a large Bay Street personal Injury firm in Toronto, Jeffrey Shinehoft started his own practice dedicated to maximizing recovery and compensation for people who have been injured.
He has won trials and arbitrations and has also settled hundreds of cases for injured clients maximizing their recovery. His contacts are deep-rooted in the medical rehabilitation, treatment, engineering, actuarial and other sectors essential for client support and recovery.
Car accidents -Hamilton
A simple website search for car accident in Hamilton today, motorcycle accident Hamilton today, fatal car accident Hamilton, or Hwy 403 accident today will confirm how dangerous our roads are on any given day.
Car accidents can lead to significant injury and loss. These injuries can be sustained as either a driver, passenger, cyclist, or pedestrian. Common injuries from these types of accidents include burns from the road, sprains and tears, amputated appendages, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, bone fractures, chronic pain, and psychological injuries.
The healing process can be lengthy, and bills will add up compounding the potential issue of lost income.
The road to recovery can also impact family members and other members of the community like friends, co-workers, and treatment providers.
When someone is injured due to the negligence of another person, losses can be claimed and often paid for by the at-fault party’s insurance company.
Under Ontario law, any driver, passenger, or pedestrian who was injured because of a motor vehicle accident is entitled to claim no-fault Accident Benefits. No-fault means that your auto insurance company will help to pay for your rehabilitation according to the specific insurance policy. These Accident Benefits include payment for reasonably necessary medical and rehabilitation expenses caused because of the accident, income replacement and other potential weekly benefits and support. These Accident Benefits are available even if the crash involved only one vehicle.
The most common are:
- Income Replacement Benefits
- Medical Benefits
- Catastrophic Impairments
- Attendant Care Benefits
- Family Benefits
- Death Benefits
Our job is to obtain maximum compensation for you. This can mean anything from negotiations with your insurance company to suing at-fault drivers in Ontario. Your job can now be to focus on recovery.
Bike accidents – Hamilton:
Cyclists are particularly vulnerable users of our roads without the protection of a motor vehicle to help absorb the impact of an accident.
In many cases, bike accidents are caused by negligence. If your accident involves a collision with a vehicle, it could simply be a matter of the driver not paying attention in the way they should have. If someone else is responsible for the injuries you have sustained while on your bike, you need to know your rights.
It is important to consider ‘no-fault’ benefits even where you yourself do not have car insurance. If you have suffered an injury involving a motor vehicle, regardless of fault, these accident benefits will be triggered. If a driver is at fault, a claim can be made against them for personal injury.
Slip and falls – Hamilton
Slip and falls account for many injuries in Ontario every year. More often, these small falls do not result in any major injuries but sometimes, they can be devastating.
From broken bones and sprains to lacerations and head injuries, many slip and falls are preventable, and taking precautions to avoid falling is very important from wearing proper footwear to using handrails where available.
Contact a Hamilton Slip and Fall lawyer immediately after falling as certain notice requirements regarding your intention to sue, if missed, can be a barrier to obtaining compensation.
A common question we get is what is the average slip and fall settlement amount? This answer is dependent on a number of factors, but the amount may surprise you. For more information on slip and fall settlements in Ontario, contact us today and request a free consultation with Jeffrey Shinehoft.
To support our clients, we work with orthopedic surgeons, vocational therapists, physiotherapists, and other professionals to provide both critical care and evidence for your case. Here are some helpful local resources that may be of interest:
Hamilton Brain Injury Association – The Hamilton Brain Injury Association (HBIA) was established in 1986 by stakeholders including persons with acquired brain injuries, family members, and community professionals to fill a need for peer support after acquired brain injury
Spinal Cord Injury – Hamilton & Region location supports people with spinal cord injury and family members living in the areas of Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant and Six Nations Reserve with service co-ordination, peer mentorship and workshops.
Hospitals and healthcare providers – Hamilton is fortunate to have many great health care services and facilities