Frequently Asked Ontario Accident Lawyer Questions

Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers can help you  with these issues:

  • How to get a fair settlement for your injuries.
  • Costly misconceptions about injury claims.
  • Questions to ask when hiring a lawyer.
  • How we can help you.

You’ll benefit from our trial experience!  When you ask us to help you, you’ll benefit from our trial experience – defending murder cases when prosecutors wanted our clients in jail for life and defending medical malpractice cases when plaintiffs’ lawyers wanted millions of dollars from our clients who were usually doctors.You won’t find cases more difficult than these. And thanks to our knowledge, skill and experience, we often won the case — or got a much better result than our client expected.

What we need from you:

Tell us about your injury and how it happened.

What we will do for you:

Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers will tell you what steps we can take to access insurance money for you in the shortest time with the highest likelihood of success.

If you agree, our Ottawa accident lawyers will prepare the documents and materials needed to persuade the insurance company to compensate you.  .

Now What?

You want our Ottawa accident lawyers to say assist you.  We think we know your questions:

What type of personal injury cases does Auger Hollingsworth handle?

Personal injury refers to any type of accident that results in injury. Wrongful death means an accident that causes death. In our Ottawa personal injury law firm, we represent people who have been injured in many ways, including injuries that result from motor vehicle accidents (car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents), slips and falls, dangerous products.

Do I have a good case?

If you have suffered an injury and think it is someone else’s fault, then you may have a valid personal injury claim. Contact a qualified personal injury trial lawyer who will evaluate your case and tell you whether you have a claim. You are certainly welcome to call Auger Hollingsworth at 613 233-4529 or [email protected].

What do you need to evaluate my claim?

Our accident lawyers need to know how the accident occured.  Immediately after the accident you should write down all you remember. A police officer investigating the accident will write down some important information in the accident report.  We will get the report.

We will also need to see your medical records, or at least the records you have, if you are still being treated by your doctor.

What are your fees to handle a personal injury case?

At our law Ottawa firm, for personal injury cases we get paid only if we win your case and you get paid.

This is called a contingent fee because our fee depends on whether we win your case. If we do not win your case, then we don’t get paid. The amount of our fee depends on the type of case it is, and whether the case goes to trial. In most personal injury cases, our fee ranges between 20 and 33% of the amount of money we collect for you. This percentage can vary depending on the facts of your case and whether a trial is needed. We will evaluate your case and tell you at that time what our contingent fee would be.

Will the insurance company pay for my injuries?

It depends…on the type and size of your claim.

If you call our Ottawa personal injury lawyers, we’ll ask you a few simple questions over the telephone. Then we’ll explain how to protect your legal rights and the steps we should take to make the insurance company pay you the money you deserve.

Can you help with expert witnesses and investigators? Can you help with them?

Yes. We have qualified, experienced professionals we depend on in many different fields. No matter which professionals we need, our personal injury lawyers take care of everything.

I live in the country, in Northern Ontario. Can you still help me?

Yes. You can hire personal injury lawyers anywhere in Ontario. With today’s technology, we can communicate with you by phone, e-mail, fax and mail. So your location — and your law firm’s location — are not too important, as long as we can reach each other when we need to.

Is there a charge for an initial consultation?

Absolutely not. We’ll  review your situation and discuss your claim at no cost. If your case appears to be a winner, we’ll tell you. If we think your claim is a loser, we’ll tell you that, too. And if we think we can help you, we’ll invite you to our office, where we can go into your claim in more detail.

Would you like to start?

Yes.  Our personal injury lawyers are happy to meet you.

Call us at +1 (613) 233-4529 and we will schedule a telephone call.  Or drop us an email at [email protected].

Please Note: The strength of your case will be based on how much evidence we can find to support your claim. Sometimes, we can compile evidence on your behalf, such as medical reports and opinions from expert witnesses. But at other times — like after an auto accident — the longer you wait, the more likely it is that evidence will disappear. Calling sooner rather than later can improve your chances of success.

Call us now or send us an e-mail. We’ll respond promptly.

About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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