With the usage of different Toronto public transportations available, there is a rise in accident occurrences. Whether you are a pedestrian on the road, or you are commuters using the subway, streetcar, paratransit services, or buses, you have equal opportunity to make a claim following an accident involved with one of the above-mentioned modes of transportation.
If you are involved in an accident with the TTC, you are eligible for Accident Benefits, which may include:
- Income Replacement Benefit
- Medical and Rehabilitation Benefit
- Attendant Care Benefit
- Non-Earner Benefit
In addition to claiming different Accident Benefits, you may also be able to file a tort claim. Your tort claim will be filed against either the driver of the TTC who caused the accident, or it could be a third party driver who contributed to the accident. Under either circumstance of the accident, a tort claim will allow you to seek compensation for any pain and suffering as a result of the driver’s negligence. This will allow you to seek compensation for economic losses and damages you suffer for the present and future.
Although most personal injury claims have a limitation period of two years, being in an accident involving the TTC changes things. In order to make a claim after being involved in a TTC accident, the limitation period changes to 10 days from the date of accident. Within 10 days following the accident, a written notice of claim must be written and submitted to the city in order to claim any damages.
If you have been involved in an accident involving the TTC, let us help you get started on your claim immediately.