Car accidents can happen when you least expect them. These surprising, traumatic events can have life-changing consequences. Car accidents are one of leading causes of wrongful deaths throughout the province. For those lucky enough to survive a serious collision, readjusting to regular life can be extremely challenging. This is especially true for those who have sustained physical injuries, psychological trauma, or both.
In addition to coping with new physical realities in the wake of an injury-causing collision, injured car accident survivors may find it difficult to keep up with their newly acquired expenses. Depending on the severity of the injuries they have sustained as a result of their crash, car accident survivors may endure substantial financial losses related to medical care, necessary lifestyle adjustments, and more. If the injuries they sustained in a collision prevent accident survivors from returning to work, injured car crash survivors who can no longer earn their regular wages may find themselves struggling to keep up with both their normal expenses and their newly acquired costs stemming from their injuries. As a result, injured car accident survivors in Sydney often find themselves in financial distress.
If you have been injured as the result of a car accident, you may be able to find a degree of financial security through your insurance coverage. In this province, anyone who owns or operates a motor vehicle is required to carry mandatory insurance; all standard policies include Section B benefits, which may be claimed in the event of collisions causing injuries.
Section B benefits can provide coverage to any injured motorist for expenses related to the injuries they have sustained in a collision. Also referred to as no-fault accident benefits, Section B benefits may be available to all injured insurance policyholders. That means that, even if a driver’s errors or wrongful actions on the road were responsible for causing their accident, if they sustained compensable damages, Section B benefits may provide them with much-needed coverage. These benefits can provide up to $50,000 for a maximum of four years from the date of the collision, helping injured accident survivors cover the costs of damages they have sustained. These damages may 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
In addition to the damages listed above, if the injuries sustained in a car accident make it impossible for a policyholder to perform the requirements of their jobs, they may be entitled to receive income replacement payments in the form of Weekly Indemnity Benefits. These benefits can provide injured accident survivors with 80% of their lost wages, up to a maximum of $250 per week. Furthermore, in the tragic instances where car accidents result in wrongful deaths, policyholders may be able to access additional benefits.
Although Section B benefits are designed to provide insurance policyholders with necessary financial relief to help them overcome the challenges associated with surviving an injurious car accident, oftentimes, insurance providers find reasons to deny an injured applicant’s claim for benefits. Even policyholders in good standing who have regularly paid their monthly premiums may be denied the benefits they are duly owed if their insurance provider finds reasons to dispute their claim.
If your insurance provider unfairly denied your claim for the benefits you deserve, Section B benefit lawyers serving Sydney may be able to provide you with crucial legal assistance. Our Sydney Section B benefit lawyers have a history of standing up to insurers who have unfairly denied legitimate benefits claims, and of fighting on behalf of the clients we represent.
To learn how Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help you overturn your insurance company’s unfair determination, book a free initial consultation with our Section B benefits lawyers serving Sydney today.
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If your claim for Section B benefits has been denied, appealing your insurance provider’s decision can seem like an impossible– and expensive– feat. However, with the assistance of our Sydney Section B benefit lawyers, you may be able to recover the damages you deserve, in addition to other applicable financial losses arising from your insurer’s initial denial.
To discuss your situation and learn if you might be able to overturn your insurer’s unfair decision, call Preszler Injury Lawyers for your free initial consultation with our Section B benefit lawyers serving Sydney.