What you must know if you’ve been injured in a TTC accident?

Sep 26, 2018 | Car Accidents, Initial Consultation

Rachelle Mitri

Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured as a passenger on a TTC vehicle, or if you have been involved in an accident with a TTC vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. TTC vehicles include buses, trains, streetcars, and Wheel-Trans. In some circumstances, you may even receive compensation if you were injured on TTC’s property, such as a subway platform.

What you must know if you’ve been injured in a TTC accident?

Accident Benefits Claim

If you have been injured in an accident while riding a TTC vehicle, you may be entitled to accident benefits. Accident benefits can include medical and rehabilitation benefits, income replacement, and non-earner benefits, among others. Generally, there must be an actual collision/impact involving a TTC vehicle in order for you to claim accident benefits as a passenger.

If you have been injured as a result of a TTC accident, you must first attempt to claim accident benefits through your own insurer. If you are not insured, then you may claim accident benefits through the insurer of someone in your household. If neither of these avenues are available to you, then you may claim accident benefits through the TTC Insurance Company.

Tort Claim

You may commence a lawsuit against the TTC if your injuries have occurred as a result of the TTC’s negligence. You may succeed in your claim against the TTC if your injuries were caused by unsafe driving or other negligent practices of the TTC. You may do so even if you were injured, but there was no actual collision/impact. The legal proceeding must be commenced within two years of the accident (with very limited exceptions), therefore, it is imperative to proceed promptly with your claim against the TTC. Cases involving the TTC can be challenging to navigate, and it is important to speak to an experienced Toronto personal injury lawyer about your options.