Who’s at Fault?

After a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries from no-fault insurance benefits and uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. However, the compensation you receive from or through another driver for your injuries will depend on your level of fault.

If you have been denied insurance coverage, Krylov Lam & Company can help! Our lawyers have extensive experience handling personal injury cases and denied claims. We will work hard to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Determining Fault in an Accident

Provincial law provides at-fault rules, which govern the degree of fault in a variety of situations. Under these rules, if you have two cars, car “A” and car “B,” there are specific situations where car “B” will be 100 percent at fault. While the at-fault rules are complex and cover a wide range of scenarios, car “B” will generally be 100 percent at fault where the driver hits car “A” while:

There are also situations in which each car will be 50 percent at fault. For example, if car “A” and car “B” are travelling in adjacent lanes, neither car is changing lanes and a sideswipe occurs, each vehicle will be 50 percent at fault.

If you have three or more vehicles, determination of fault can become more complex. For more information about the at-fault rules, see the Insurance Bureau of Canada’s pamphlet on at-fault rules and scenarios.

Krylov Lam & Company can help you determine who is at fault in your case through a thorough investigation of the accident. We work hard to help our clients secure the compensation they deserve after a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or other type of motor vehicle collision.

Contact us for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

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