Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

 

Don’t wait to contact us. Time is important following an accident or incident.

There are critical time periods for reporting different types of accidents and incidents to the police, to your insurance company and other parties.

The law in Ontario places a number of restrictions on when you can start a lawsuit. Some of these timelines are fairly short, but there are always exceptions to the rules. Hooper Law will advise you on your particular situation.

Time restrictions include: 

What to do after a car accident

  • Inform defendants within 120 days, in writing, of intent to sue
  • Sue at-fault driver within two years of accident
  • Inform accident benefits insurer of accident within seven days
  • Complete accident benefits application within 30 days
  • Sue accident benefits insurer within 2 years of a denial of benefits

Fall on City property

  • Report accident to City, in writing, within seven days
  • Start lawsuit within two years of accident

Cases involving Provincial Government

  • Give 60 days notice before suing
  • Start lawsuit within two years of accident

Cases involving healthcare providers and hospitals

  • Start lawsuit within two years

Cases against public authorities, ie. police

  • Start lawsuit within two years of incident

Victims of assault

  • Start lawsuit within two years of assault

Victims of sexual assault

  • Start lawsuit within two years with many exceptions

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