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Time Counts Resource

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 to 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 some exceptions to the rules. Grosso Hooper Law can advise you on your particular situation.

Examples of 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 2 years of accident
  • Inform accident benefits insurer of accident within 7 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 7 days
  • Start lawsuit within 2 years of accident

Cases involving Provincial Government

  • Give 60 days notice before suing
  • Start lawsuit within 2 years of accident

Cases involving healthcare providers and hospitals

  • Start lawsuit within 2 years

Cases against public authorities, ie. police

  • Start lawsuit within 2 years of incident

Victims of assault

  • Start lawsuit within 2 years of assault

Victims of sexual assault

  • Section 16(1)(h) of Ontario’s Limitations Act specifies that there is no limitation period in respect of a proceeding based on a sexual assault

Book your free consultation with GH Law and we will advise you of your legal rights.

Disclaimer: None of the information provided in this website is, or is intended to be legal advice. We cannot advise you or take any steps on your behalf without learning about your particular circumstances. Please contact us directly to obtain legal advice.

Our Team of Experts

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Mary Grosso, B.A., LL.B.

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Kimberly Jossul, B.Sc. (Hons), LL.B.

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Jessica Radersma, B.A. (Hons), J.D.

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Robert Hooper, B.A., LL.B.

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