Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident in Ottawa? Automobile accidents can be terrifying and stressful experiences, and sometimes injuries from accidents can cause lifelong consequences that require expensive medical care and treatment.
If you were injured in a car accident because of the negligence of another driver, you have the right to file a claim and be compensated for your injuries, missed time from work, and current and future medical bills. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Ottawa today to discuss your case and decide your best move forward.
Whether you were injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or as a pedestrian, our attorneys at Auger Hollingsworth have years of experience helping people receive the best possible settlement claim for their injuries.
Do I need a lawyer to file a claim?
There are several reasons why having a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in Ottawa on your team can be a good idea if you were injured in a car accident. Auger Hollingsworth car accident lawyers have represented thousands of clients in car accidents in Ottawa and recovered millions of dollars in claim settlements.
In other words, we understand what it takes to win your claim. Our meticulous case preparation and research combined with our aggressive representation in court have earned us a national reputation as some of the best personal injury lawyers in the country.
Furthermore, our previous experience in criminal defence and business law gives us perspective and in-depth experience in criminal and civil courtrooms. And with current technologies, we can represent clients all over Ontario. If you were injured in a car accident and need help filing a claim, call us today to schedule a free consultation.
Most common types of car accidents in Ottawa
Millions of people drive in Canada every day, so it is inevitable that accidents will happen from time to time. Innocent drivers, passengers, or pedestrians who were wrongly injured because of another driver’s negligence have the right to file a claim and seek compensation.
Some of the most common types of car accidents include the following:
Impaired driving or DUI
Improper lane changes
Rear impact accidents
Accidents involving commercial vehicles
Reckless driving accidents
Accidents between cars and bicyclists
No matter how good of a driver you are, you cannot prevent other drivers from making mistakes that put your safety in jeopardy. If you were involved in a car accident caused by another driver’s carelessness, speak with an attorney today and get started on filing your claim.
Common injuries from car accidents
Being involved in a car accident is a traumatic experience that can lead to a variety of injuries that can vary in severity. Some of the most common car accident injuries include:
Back and neck injury
Cuts and lacerations
Spinal cord damage
Traumatic brain injury
Burns and disfigurement
These types of injuries can be painful and require expensive medical care and treatment, sometimes for many years after the accident. They can also cause you to miss work and lose wages. That’s why if you suffered any injuries because of the mistakes of another driver, you have the right to file a claim and be compensated.
What to Do After a Car Accident in Ottawa
Although many of us drive every day, we don’t always know what to do in the unfortunate event that we are in a car accident. The adrenaline that’s pumping through our veins after an accident can often make things even more confusing.
Here are some of the key steps you should take if you are involved in a car accident in Ottawa:
Get to safety and wait for medical personnel to arrive.
Record any information you can such as witness statements and contact information.
Take photographs of the scene of the accident, if possible.
Save all documents and records from doctor visits, hospital bills, and anything else related to your injury and medical care.
Keep a journal recording how you felt in the days that followed the accident.
Contact a personal injury attorney in Ottawa
It’s also important that you speak with your attorney before speaking with insurance agents. Insurance companies are out to save money, and they have a variety of tricks to complicate your claim and make it more difficult to recover the settlement you deserve.
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In this second part of a 3-part interview personal injury lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth describes what steps to take after an Ontario motor vehicle accident.
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The interview also discusses what information you should collect at the accident scene before you leave. Get the other driver’s name, address and driver’s license. Wait for the police if they have been called.
It is also important to get medical attention as quickly as possible. It is easier to prove your injury was caused by the accident if you see a medical doctor as soon as possible after the accident.
Compensation for a Car Accident
One of the most common questions victims of car accidents in Ottawa ask is—how much is my claim worth? Unfortunately, there is no way to determine the exact amount of your claim beforehand. If you were wrongly injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation from two sources. They include:
Your own insurance. You may be entitled to make an accidents benefits claim with your own insurance that can cover medical and rehabilitation costs, income replacement benefits, housekeeping, and more. These benefits are yours to claim regardless of who was at fault for the accident.
The at-fault party. The party responsible for the accident may be responsible for paying additional costs of the accident benefits insurance, medical rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and other out-of-pocket expenses you had to pay for the accident. In some cases, family members may be entitled to compensation if they lost a caregiver or companion because of the accident.
To determine the claim amount, the amount of your damages and the extent of your injuries will be considered. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help you negotiate the best settlement or fight for a higher claim amount in court.
“This is more of a personal thank you rather than a review. Thank you to the whole Auger Hollingsworth team for the amazing service they have provided me in distressing times. Before making my decision to go ahead with Auger Hollingsworth, I had previously made phone calls to other lawyers. It was upon meeting Bianca there that I was certain this was the team I wanted to deal with. They kept all my records super organized, answered my phone calls and emails in a timely manner, and pushed to close the case within just over 4 years after the car accident. When you deal with a painful situation, you want people who understand your case, who take the time to explain the process and clarify any of your questions, and who communicate in a clear manner for the common citizen who isn’t in law. That’s exactly what they did, and more. I’ve gone to 2 of their locations and in both of them it was clear that everyone working there is happy to be there, which makes it obvious that the leadership is stellar. So, thank you to the whole team, to the various lawyers who helped me, to everyone I interacted with while I was there, because without you I would still be in pain with less funds to take care of my health.”
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Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in Ottawa today
Auger Hollingsworth personal injury attorneys have tried hundreds of cases in Ottawa, and know-how to navigate the law for your benefit. The Ottawa auto accident lawyers with Brenda Hollingsworth and Richard Auger are always nearby and will provide you with a free consultation without any obligation. Call us at +1 (613) 233-4529. We look forward to discussing your case with you.
Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions
Car accidents can be traumatic and knowing what to do afterward can often be confusing. Here are some FAQs about car accidents and settlement claims in Canada:
How much can I expect my claim to be worth?
While you can expect to be covered for damages and legal costs, the amount of the settlement can vary depending on the seriousness of your injury and other factors such as missed time from work and medical costs. If you require ongoing treatment, you may receive a higher claim to cover those costs.
How long will my car accident claim take?
It is not possible to know exactly how long your claim will take, but there are some factors that can give you an idea. First, the more complex your case, the longer it takes. If your case goes to court, it could take a couple of years to resolve. On the other hand, simple claims are usually handled in less than a year.
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During your initial strategy session, we will assist you in creating a strategy in how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a car accident claim, 18 wheeler injury, or, other kind of personal injury claim.
There are 5 points to your free claim strategy session:
First, we will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
Based on the information you provide, we will give you our best advice on both what claims you have and the next steps you should consider to go forward with your claim.
If you claim is something that we think we can help you with, we will explain the services that we can provide for you, and what the next steps are that we should take. We will start working immediately.
If your matter is something that we do not think we can help you with, then we will attempt to put you in contact with another lawyer that might be able to help you.
Either way, what should happen is we will put to rest some of the unknowns that you may be experiencing. We will start to shed light on what you can expect and how to best pursue the benefits you deserve.
Auger Hollingsworth Personal Injury Lawyers represents injured people across Ontario. Note: This website provides information but not legal advice. Contact a lawyer for legal advice about your case. Every case is different.