Injured car accident survivors often face monumental challenges, physically and financially. Recovering from serious injuries or readjusting to life with a newly acquired disability can be a burdensome, emotional, and expensive process.
No one is truly prepared for the costs associated with sustaining injuries in an unexpected car accident. That said, anyone who drives a car throughout the province is required to carry mandatory automobile insurance, and all standard local plans include provisions for Section B benefits.
Depending on the impact the injuries sustained in a car crash have had on an accident survivor’s life, Section B benefits might offer different forms of financial support, including:
- Weekly Indemnity Benefits: Income replacement payments of up to $250/week for 2 years issued to accident survivors who cannot work because of their injuries.
- Housekeeping expenses: $100 per week for 52 weeks to retain the services of a housekeeper if the injured accident victim cannot maintain their residence as a result of their injuries.
- Death Benefits: For accidents ending in fatalities, $2,500 in funeral expenses, $25,000 in death benefits for the head of household or their spouse, and $5,000 in death benefits for dependents.
Furthermore, for up to four years following the date of their collision, injured car crash survivors may be entitled to claim a maximum of $50,000 in Section B benefits as compensation for various injury-related expenses. Oftentimes, these expenses include:
- Medical expenses
- Ambulance bills
- Medical equipment
- Mobility aids
- 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
Also referred to as “no-fault accident benefits,” Section B benefits should be available to all automobile insurance policyholders who have sustained injuries as the result of a motor vehicle collision. Even if their own misconduct or mistakes behind the wheel caused the collision to occur, they should still be able to access this essential form of insurance coverage.
Unfortunately, insurance providers often look for reasons to deny claims for Section B benefits and withhold payments from deserving policyholders. When this happens, denied claimants may be forced to pay exorbitant injury-related costs out-of-pocket with no hope of reimbursement.
Receiving a denied claim for Section B benefits can be anxiety-inducing, frustrating, and disheartening. If you were injured in a collision but your claim for no-fault accident benefits was denied, call our Section B benefit lawyers serving Chéticamp today.
By taking advantage of a free initial consultation with our Chéticamp Section B benefit lawyers, you will have the opportunity to receive personalized legal advice about the options for financial recovery that may be available to you. To learn more, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers and schedule your free initial consultation with our Section B benefit lawyers serving Chéticamp.
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If you are eligible, our Chéticamp Section B benefit lawyers may be able to help you overturn your insurance provider’s unfair decision and recover the compensation you are rightfully owed.
To discuss the details of your case with our Section B benefit lawyers serving Chéticamp and learn how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to provide you with assistance, book your free initial consultation today.