When car accidents occur, in the blink of an eye, the lives of unsuspecting motorists can be changed forever. Motor vehicle collisions can have serious consequences, causing accident survivors to sustain severe injuries. Recovering from injuries acquired in a car crash can be a long, difficult, and expensive process. 

Section B benefits may provide injured car accident survivors with much-needed financial assistance. All standard automobile insurance plans in the province have provisions for Section B benefits to help injured car accident survivors offset the costs of certain injury-related expenses. Section B benefits are also referred to as “no-fault accident benefits.” This is because all injured insurance policyholders who have been injured in a motor vehicle collision should be able to access Section B benefits coverage, even if their own errors or wrongful actions behind the wheel were responsible for causing the accident. 

All motorists in the province are required to carry mandatory insurance. If they are injured as the result of a car crash, the benefits to which they should be entitled can provide crucial financial support to help them through this exceptionally difficult experience. Section B benefits can provide injured survivors of motor vehicle collisions with a maximum of $50,000 for up to four years after their accident date. Insurance providers may make these benefits available to compensate injured accident survivors for certain expenses arising from the injuries they have sustained. These expenses could include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Ambulance bills
  • Medical equipment
  • Prescriptions
  • Mobility aids
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic sessions
  • Massage therapy
  • Strength-training exercise programs
  • Psychological counselling 
  • Home modifications to accommodate acquired disabilities
  • Mileage expenses for trips to and from medical appointments
  • And possibly more

In addition to the injury-related expenses listed above, car accident survivors may be able to collect compensation from their insurance provider to recover costs related to:

  • Housekeeping expenses: If the injured party cannot perform regular housework because of their injuries and is their home’s primary caretaker, they could receive $100 per week for 52 weeks to retain the services of a housekeeper.
  • Weekly Indemnity Benefits: If the injuries sustained in a car crash prevent the accident survivor from returning to work, they may receive income replacement payments of up to $250/week for 2 years.
  • Death Benefits: If a car accident results in fatalities, families of the deceased may receive $2,500 for funeral expenses, $25,000 in death benefits for the head of household or their spouse, and $5,000 in death benefits for dependents.

Unfortunately, many insurance policyholders who have been injured in a car accident encounter difficulties when trying to recover Section B benefits payments from their insurance providers. In fact, many insurers find reasons to deny their policyholders’ claims for benefits altogether, even if they have incurred substantial financial losses as a result of being injured in a motor vehicle collision. 

If your claim for no-fault accident benefits was denied, our Section B benefit lawyers serving Bathurst may be able to provide you with beneficial legal advice and assistance. By working with our Bathurst Section B benefit lawyers, you may be able to overturn your insurance providers’ unfair determination and recover the benefits payments rightfully owed to you. 

To review your situation with our Section B benefit lawyers serving Bathurst and learn about options that might be available to you, schedule a free initial consultation by calling Preszler Injury Lawyers today. 

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At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we believe that policyholders who regularly pay their monthly premiums should be entitled to the insurance coverage they deserve. Our Bathurst Section B benefit lawyers have a history of standing up to the unfair practices of insurance companies, and helping the clients we represent recover the financial compensation to which they are entitled. 

To learn more about how our Section B benefit lawyers may be able to help with your case, call Preszler Injury Lawyers and take advantage of your free initial consultation.

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