When individuals are injured in a traffic accident, they can have a right to compensation from the driver's accident insurance or an automobile's liability insurance.
In most instances it does not matter whether the person involved was at fault or not. However, it is good to point out that the use of alcohol or other kinds of intoxicants can reduce or cause the right to compensation to lapse.
A victim can have a right to payment of compensation for temporary loss of income, suffering, chronic pain and permanent financial disability. In addition a victim has a right to repayment of some out-of-pocket expenses because of the accident.
The relatives of someone dying in a traffic accident have the right to repayment of funeral expenses, and close relatives, especially the spouse and children, can have a right to compensation for loss of a provider.
Fortis’s attorneys can assist victims in checking their rights because of the consequences of a traffic accident.