In a flash, car accidents can completely disrupt the course of a person’s life. Nobody expects to be involved in a serious collision, and few people plan for the financial obligations that come with sustaining severe injuries as a result.
Recovering from serious injuries sustained in car accidents can be a long, challenging, and expensive process. With mounting medical bills and newly acquired costs arising from unexpected injuries, car accident survivors often find themselves struggling to stay afloat, financially.
Luckily, all standard automobile insurance policies in the province include Section B benefits. Designed to provide injured accident survivors with compensation for injury-related expenses, Section B benefits can be extremely beneficial to injured car crash victims who are unable to afford their newly acquired costs.
Also referred to as no-fault accident benefits, anyone who has been injured as the result of a motor vehicle collision may be able to claim this useful coverage, regardless of their level of culpability for the accident. That means, if you were injured in a vehicular collision, even if you were partially responsible for causing the accident, you still may be eligible for Section B benefits.
Since all drivers in the province are required to carry mandatory insurance, those who sustain injuries in a collision may be entitled to receive up to $50,000 in accident benefits for up to four years following their crash. Section B benefits are often made available to injured accident survivors to offset the costs of numerous injury-related expenses, including:
- 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
Furthermore, depending on the circumstances of the collision and its effects on an injured survivor’s life, insurance policies could provide additional coverage, 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.
Section B benefits can be an important source of income for people in desperate need of assistance. Unfortunately, insurers do not always approve their policyholders’ claims for Section B benefits, even when they have incurred substantial financial losses as a result of a car accident.
If you were injured in a car accident and your claim for benefits was denied, our Section B benefit lawyers serving Truro may be able to help. By working with our Truro Section B benefit lawyers, you may be able to recover previously withheld benefits payments, as well as additional damages you have incurred as a result of your claim’s denial.
To learn about options that may be available to you, book a free initial consultation with our Section B benefit lawyers serving Truro by calling Preszler Injury Lawyers today.
Free Consultation for Truro Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win
Our Truro Section B benefit lawyers offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients. Additionally, in order to best serve the needs of the local community, Preszler Injury Lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. That means you will not be required to pay for our legal services unless we win your case.
To discuss your situation, ask important questions, and learn if you are eligible to pursue legal action against the insurance company that unfairly denied your claim for benefits, book your cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with our Section B benefit lawyers serving Truro today.