Tort claim lawyers in Toronto can be necessary for securing the compensation needed to recover from an injury.
If you have been injured in an accident or due to someone else’s negligence, a tort claim settlement in Ontario can help you recover from your injury and cope with associated costs, expenses, loss of income, and other difficulties.
What Is a Tort Claim?
A tort claim is a claim that an injured person can make against a negligible individual or organization for expenses that are not covered as part of their benefits. With personal injury tort claims, the injured person is making a claim against the person who caused the injury, as opposed to an insurance company.
Tort claims can compensate an injured person for past and future loss of income, medical expenses, loss of employment opportunities, other injury-related expenses, and pain and suffering. While tort claims for pain and suffering can result in high-figure payouts in the U.S., Ontario caps the amount that can be awarded for pain and suffering.
Personal Injury Tort Claims We Handle
At Taverniti | Vashishth LLP, we handle tort claims for people suffering from injuries, helping them secure the compensation they need to get past their injury and resume a more normal life. There are two common types of personal injury tort claims: incidental damages torts and intentional damages torts.
Types of Incidental Tort Claims
Incidental tort claims are made in instances where an injury is caused unintentionally by someone else’s carelessness or negligence. Types of incidental damages torts include:
Car Accidents: Vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injuries. When insurance benefits do not cover expenses, compensation secured from the negligible party can be important for treatment and recovery. Car accidents can cause severe injuries, including head trauma, spinal cord damage, and other catastrophic injuries.
Slip-and-Fall Accidents: When someone slips and falls do to a property owner’s negligence, they can be entitled to compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of income, and other associated costs. A property owner can be considered negligible for a slip and fall when dangerous conditions that should not have been present have caused the fall and subsequent injury.
Negligence Claims: When injuries arise due to dangerous property conditions, negligent or careless behavior, or failure to ensure proper safety precautions, a tort claim can be made to cover expenses, costs, and pain and suffering. While many tort claims fall under the categories of “car accidents” and “slip-and-fall accident,” there are other types of accidents that may occur.
Financial Losses: When an injury causes financial losses, whether due to loss of income, loss of employment opportunity, or treatment/post-care expenses, a tort claim can be made to recover those costs and potentially cover future expenses.
Intentional Damages Tort Claims
Tort claims can also cover injuries and harm (physical, emotional, financial) arising from intentional acts. Types of intentional damages torts include:
Physical Harm like Battery or Assault: When a victim of assault is injured or suffers harm, they can file a tort claim to cover associated expenses and costs. Assault can include the threat of physical harm.
Defamation: When someone intentionally makes a false claim that causes harm to another person (e.g. financial losses, loss of employment opportunity), the victim can make a tort claim and sue the person for damages.
Invasion of Privacy: When someone’s right to privacy has been violated, they may be able to file a tort claim for damages depending on the circumstances of the case. These cases can include instances of illegal surveillance, interception of communications (e.g. phone calls, e-mails), and other similar invasions of privacy.
Emotional Distress: When someone intentionally inflicts emotional distress on another person, the victim may actually be able to secure compensation for their suffering through a tort claim. The law recognizes emotional harm and pain and suffering as types of damages that may be awarded costs.
Fraud: Frauds cover instances where an individual or organization intentionally misrepresents or “cons” others using false statements or deceitful practices. Scams are a type of fraud and can lead to tort claims filed against the responsible party.
Trespassing: Trespassing covers instances in which an individual enters another person’s property without permission. Tort claims do not have to prove intent to trespass but rather that an intentional act led to the trespassing.
False Imprisonment and False Arrest: When a person is forcefully and unlawfully detained, violating their freedom of movement, a tort claim can be made against the negligible party. While police and authorities are often held liable for false imprisonment, anyone can potentially be guilty of this action, including security guards, store owners, and family members.
Tort Claims Firm in Toronto
Taverniti | Vashishth LLP is a tort claims firm in Toronto that can handle and secure compensation for both incidental and intentional tort claims. Our tort lawyers in Toronto have years of experience representing clients who have been injured or harmed in car accidents, slip and falls, dog attacks, and workplace injuries. Our tort claim lawyers always strive to secure the maximum possible compensation and entitlements for clients, ensuring that they can recover from their injuries and resume their normal level of life. Contact us today for professional, effective legal representation.