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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How soon after an accident should I contact a lawyer?

    If you were involved in an accident where you sustained an injury, you should contact a lawyer at your earliest opportunity. The law limits your time to act and in some cases limitation periods can be as short as 10 days. The legal experts at Barapp Law Firm offer home and hospital visits and can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • I don’t have money for a lawyer and I cannot work because of my accident, can you help me?

    Yes we can, the legal experts at Barapp Law Firm work on a contingency basis, which means you don’t have to pay anything until we win your case and you receive your settlement. Furthermore, you may be eligible to receive certain benefits from your insurance company that can alleviate some of the financial stress caused by your accident.

  • What type of financial compensation may I be entitled to?

    Aside from the no-fault accident benefits, you may be entitled to make a Tort claim and sue for damages based on, but not limited to: Pain and Suffering, Loss of Enjoyment of Life & Companionship, Lost Wages & Earning Capacity, Medical & Rehabilitation Expenses, Future Care Costs, Out-of-pocket Expenses.

  • What if the driver that hit me did not have insurance or fled the scene of the accident?

    If you were involved in a hit-and-run or an accident with an uninsured driver, Barapp Law Firm can help. In situations involving uninsured drivers, hit-and-runs, and stolen vehicles, a claim can be made with the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund. In the province of Ontario, this fund is considered to be a “payer of last resort” in above- mentioned situations. You are still entitled to receive compensation and should speak with a personal injury lawyer at your earliest opportunity.

  • What if I was injured while riding my bicycle or as a pedestrian?

    Pedestrians and cyclists are entitled to obtain compensation from two sources. One is the no-fault accident benefits and the second is the tort-claim where you are entitled to sue the at-fault driver and their insurance company for compensation.

  • What steps should I take after getting injured and throughout the course of my claim?

    Get medical attention for yourself and others involved in the accident.
    Take down the contact and insurance information of all parties involved as well as any witnesses and emergency personnel.
    Take detailed notes while the event is fresh in your memory.
    Take photographs of the damage to the vehicles and property; in the event of a slip and fall photograph the area as well as the footwear you were wearing at the time of the slip and fall; save your footwear.Save and keep all of the receipts for any and all expenses you incurred as a result of the accident.
    Keep a journal of all your appointments with medical practitioners and insurance representatives; write down the names of the people you meet and their credentials.

  • I can deal with the insurance company myself, why do I need a personal injury lawyer?

    Technically, you do not have to hire a lawyer when dealing with the insurance company. However, dealing with your claim on your own can quickly become overwhelming. Personal injury claims are inherently complex and involve voluminous paperwork including but not limited to, claim forms, medical documents, and statements that have to be prepared and submitted within strict time limits. Having to manage your injuries and trying to get your life back on track, while dealing with insurance representatives can become emotionally and financially stressful. An experienced lawyer will protect your rights and interests while you focus on getting better, contact us for a free consultation or a second opinion today and don’t give up.

  • Will my case go to trial?

    The majority of personal injury cases are usually resolved at the mediation stage however, the expert injury lawyers at Barapp Law Firm are prepared to take the claim as far as needed in order to obtain the compensation that you deserve. Our lawyers have represented injury victims at various levels of courts and tribunals in Ontario.

  • What is mediation?

    Mediation is an out of court meeting that is scheduled in order to attempt to reach a settlement in a case. Your lawyer will attend this meeting with you. The lawyer for the defendant will attend this meeting as well with a representative of the defendant’s insurance company. The defendant does not have to attend this meeting. Mediations typically take most of the day, and will begin by having your lawyer present of your case. The lawyer for the defence will respond to that presentation and at the end the parties will “caucus” which means that everyone will go into separate rooms. An independent mediator will start the negotiation process and offers will be exchanged. Throughout the whole process your lawyer will be by your side and will advise you on offers and counter-offers. The legal experts at Barapp Law Firm have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and have the experience and expertise required in order obtain the best possible results during these negotiations.

Kate Shen
Kate Shen
July 23, 2022.
Verified
Advantage driving is the best! The classroom is super helpful. Susan is my instructor and she is a great. She is super nice and supportive. She tells me where I need to improve and she encourages me along the lessons. I wouldn’t pass the road test without her. Highly recommended!
Jay'la Scott
Jay'la Scott
July 13, 2022.
Verified
Emily Mulalley
Emily Mulalley
June 7, 2022.
Verified
I absolutely love the instructors! They were so nice, and never once made me panic in the car. I felt safe at all times, and over all everyone there is just amazing.
Citeara Chatman
Citeara Chatman
June 5, 2022.
Verified
Advantage Driving Was more then amazing in many many ways. I had Alex as my driver instructor and she was absolutely perfect, she is very calm, patient and a outstanding instructor, she’s also an understandable person she help me become more confident with driving!!!!!! I can go on and on about how wonderful she is, but not only her but her team as well they are so nice and welcoming it was just an awesome experience. I absolutely enjoyed Advantage Driving 11/10
Justice Davis
Justice Davis
May 28, 2022.
Verified
Shout out to Mr.Steve Baxley he is a great teacher and great man highly recommended.
Ariana Sistrunk
Ariana Sistrunk
May 28, 2022.
Verified
Very helpful and gave me a lot of information!
brianna kaiser
brianna kaiser
May 20, 2022.
Verified
From the first day, when we had the 8 hour class I knew that this was going to be an experience. Our class had Alex Piercey as our learning instructor and as you would think, sitting in a 8 hour class would be boring it was definitely not! I personally also had Alex as my driving instructor and she’s awesome! She is a genuine person and makes everything a little easier to understand. Not only did she make me feel confident on the lessons but she made sure I was confident in myself to take the test! Thank you Alex. This place is awesome.
chelsie mccray
chelsie mccray
April 19, 2022.
Verified
HELLOO WORLD!! I LOVE MS SUSAN at Advantage Driving. My teacher was extremely sweet and knowledgeable. She takes time with you, makes sure you get it and is so fun to be around. Thank you so much for everything. Continue to do what you do best Love, your favorite
shadelle lynch
shadelle lynch
March 25, 2022.
Verified
They are literally the most amazing driving company! I got in a really horrible accident and I have been scared to drive for YEARS! Susan and her team are so helpful and patient and made sure I knew what I was doing and taught me how to keep me and my little girl safe on the road! I couldn’t thank them enough! I CAN EVEN PARALLEL PARK!!!! Definitely worth it for adults and teens!
J9 Z
J9 Z
January 30, 2022.
Verified
Advantage was very knowledgeable and helpful. The staff made me feel very comfortable with driving again after so many years. Thank you for helping a disabled woman feel alive and free!