After an Ottawa accident, if you do not have an experienced personal injury lawyer working for you, how do you know if you are getting appropriate legal information about your injury claim?
These days, when you have a problem that you’re not sure how to solve, where’s the first place that you head? The internet of course. We often rely on the internet to give us the information we need about the important and not so important dilemmas in our lives. Anything from who really sings that song on the radio to what do I do now that I’ve had an Ontario car accident. Everyone tells us, “Be careful about what you read on the internet. It’s not all true.” This is very important for a Canadian accident victim to remember when searching for legal information on the internet.
Most of the legal information that you find on the internet in English these days comes from the United States. While some of this information can be helpful even to the Ontarian with a wrecked car and a sore back, some of the legal information doesn’t apply to Ontario accident sufferers. It’s good to know the key differences between an Ontario personal injury case and one from the US.
One of the main differences between legal proceedings in the US and Canada is that the amount that you can receive for damages for pain and suffering damages is capped in Canada, but not in the US. Damages for pain and suffering are meant to compensate you for the the loss of your quality of life after an accident.
Ontario’s statutory accident benefit scheme is also unique to Ontario. Even our neighbours in other provinces don’t have exactly the same accident and rehabilitation systems as Ontario does. As a result, if you are looking for pertinent legal information for your Ontario accident, check twice and make sure the sites you are reading are from Ontario.
When in doubt, contact an Ontario personal injury lawyer to get legal advice on the facts of your case. Call us at 613 233-4529 or email [email protected]