Today, the most common type of personal injury claim is as a result of motor vehicle accidents. In Canada it is the law to have insurance coverage while operating a motor vehicle, hence it is often the insurer who will be paying you the compensation. Damages are categorized as either special or general. In torts (suing the person who hit you or caused the accident), special damages are measurable costs which can be medical expenses, lost earnings, and property damages. Whereas general damages include less measurable costs such as pain and suffering, loss of amenities of life, and emotional distress. Personal injury torts result in both special and general damages. The amount of compensation for a personal injury will primarily depend on the severity of the injury. Serious injuries (such as broken bones, severed limbs, brain damage) that cause intense physical pain and suffering receive the highest injury settlements, usually. However, other circumstances such as your age, your career, hobbies, skills and family obligations warrant higher awards for damages and therefore compensation to you. Contact the lawyers at Levy Zavet PC for a free consultation, and remember that you do not pay unless we get you compensation!

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Jeff Levy is the managing partner at and co-founder of Levy Zavet PC, Lawyers. Mr. Levy is an experienced Ontario-based lawyer practicing primarily in the areas of real estate, mortgages, corporate law…

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