I was in an accident in Ontario but live out of province, can I still sue?

Ottawa Lawyer — Even in if you live outside of Ottawa or Ontario, you can still work with a personal injury lawyer here and recover damages in Ontario.  You do not need to live in Ontario in order to receive compensation for the injuries you received while visiting Ontario.  Our firm regularly represents people who suffered serious injury while in Ontario, but who live out of the province.  Even if you live outside of Canada, you can still receive compensation for the injuries you suffered in Ontario.  While such cases can sometimes be more challenging due to the geographical distance between us, technology allows us to do most aspects of working on your case without having to meet face to face.  Depending on the circumstances of your particular case, we may be able to assist you in recovering damages for your injuries.

It best to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident so that we can begin to work on your case while you are still in Ontario.  If this is not possible, be sure to contact us as soon as possible after leaving the province so that we can try to resolve your case as quickly as possible.  It may seem easier not to address such legal matters while on vacation or a business trip, but it is in your best interest to deal with the situation sooner rather than later.  Whatever your reason for visiting Ontario, your accident and subsequent injuries were certainly not in your travel plans and unfortunately interrupted your pleasant stay here.  Consulting an Ontario personal injury lawyer soon after your accident can only help you.  If you are from another province in Canada or even another country, you are likely not familiar with the law and procedures involved in pursuing a personal injury case in Ontario.  A lawyer will help you navigate this unfamiliar territory and provide you with sound legal advice.

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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