OTTAWA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER – Two stories remind me why it is so important to be a personal injury lawyer in Ottawa, even if it is not the most glamorous area of the law.
First, I spoke to a lady who is a quadriplegic and has been since childhood. As a result of travel on a certain public mode of transportation, she has suffered additional injuries that impact her already limited freedom in a serious way.
Handling her claim on her own without a lawyer she is now beyond the two year mark which is the limitation period for most motor vehicle related claims. Did any of the many adjusters she was dealing with or negotiating with (apparently in good faith) ever tell her about the deadline? Certainly not in a a way she understood. She now has a much more complicated case than she did, that’s for sure.
That’s story number one.
Story number two is this. A very young man called me today. He received some advice from me in a free consulation in the fall. He decided at that time he was going to try to negotiate a settlement himself. He was in a line of work that involved negotiations so felt pretty good about going head to head with an adjuster.
Today he called back and asked me to please take his case. Why? Because he remembered what I had explained to him about when you were allowed to sue for pain and suffering in Ontario. He had taken notes at our meeting. However, when the adjuster explained the process to him he became aware that she was not giving him the straight goods. Because he had already been educated from a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer, he was able to detect that the adjuster was not someone he could trust to look after his best interest.
Also problematic, the adjuster suggested that he stop using his rehab money for physiotherapy while they were negotiating. Uhm, that’s just wrong. Auger Hollingsworth is pleased that we can help this guy who has worked very hard to rehabilitate after his accident.
If you have been in an Ottawa accident and injured as a result, it’s time to get in touch with a top personal injury lawyer. For more information, contact the injury and accident lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth by email [email protected] or by phone at (613) 860-4529.