Ottawa Pedestrian Accident Claims

Ontario pedestrian accident victims have many rights after an accident. DO you know your rights? The articles collected in this section should provide an overview of the essentials. Contact a personal injury lawyer if you want legal advice about your Ontario pedestrian case at 613 860-4529.

Burn injuries after an Ottawa accident | Lawyer Ontario

What an Ottawa lawyer can tell you about burn accidents

While burns can be caused by a number of different Ottawa accidents, Ontario personal injury cases most often involve burns incurred during a car accident.  If you have suffered a burn injury due to an Ottawa car accident you may be entitled to compensation.  Burn injuries can have a range of physical effects.  Some are minor and are able to heal completely, while more severe burns can cause permanent scarring.  Like many other kinds of personal injury, burns can result in time off from work and loss of wages, extensive medical treatment and even emotional damage.

 

Burns incurred during a motor vehicle accident can have a few causes.  Faulty equipment, electrical malfunctions, and gasoline leaks can all cause burn injuries.  Whether the vehicle was hit by another car, ran into a tree or building, collided with a larger vehicle such as a train or bus, explosions can occur and often result in severe injury.  The kind of burn and its severity depends on the cause of the accident and how the burn occurred.

 

There are a number of different kinds of burns as well as different degrees of severity.  This information is important in determining if compensation will be granted, and if so, how much.   Most burns from car accidents are thermal or chemical, but the circumstances of your accident and a thorough medical examination will be able to determine the nature of your burns.

The severity of burns includes first, second and third degree.  First degree burns are more minor and are usually mostly on the surface of the skin.  Second degree burns are more serious and often result in blisters and other damage to the skin.  Third degree burns are the most severe and definitely require medical attention because they cause damage to deeper tissue.

 

If you have been burned in an Ottawa car accident you may be entitled to legal compensation for your injuries.  In order to determine if you have a case, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer such as those at Auger Hollingsworth.  They will be able to go through the details of your case and of your injuries and advise you about where to go from here.  Call 613 233-4529.

Amputation after an Ottawa accident | Ontario Lawyer

Ottawa Lawyer– Amputations due to an accident in Ontario can occur in two ways.  Some accidents are so severe that the accidental amputation of a limb occurs during the accident.  This is often referred to as traumatic amputation.  On the other hand, some injuries incurred in Ottawa accidents are so severe that medical amputation is required.  While this is certainly rare, amputation can occur in the most serious cases.  Amputation is always the last resort in efforts to medically deal with injuries, but it is important to know some details about the amputation of limbs in the event that you or a loved one finds yourself facing the possibility of amputation.

Amputation is the partial or complete detachment of one’s limb from one’s body.  Whether amputation occurs during a trauma or is done surgically, it is very serious and certainly life-changing.  Medical amputations usually occur because the injury has caused damage to blood vessels and would otherwise cause a serious infection that may become fatal.

Whether amputation occurred during an accident or is done surgically due to an injury suffered in an accident, an individual may be entitled to compensation.  In either case, the accident was the cause of or the reason for the amputation.  The specific details of your case will determine if you have a legal case to pursue.  Amputations usually involve extensive medical care and rehabilitation which can often involve time off from work.  In addition, amputations can cause serious emotional damage which is also considered in determining the possibility of compensation.

While amputation is serious and life-altering, don’t assume that you have to deal with your injury alone.  You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injury so contact a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in cases like yours.  Whether you suffered a traumatic amputation or experienced surgical amputation due to an injury incurred in an accident, the lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth can give you the legal guidance you need to receive compensation for your loss.

Ottawa Injury Lawyers | Pedestrian Accidents

Between 2004 and 2008, 1487 injuries, of which 181 were life-altering, were reported in Ottawa.  Thirty-two individuals were actually killed in vehicle-pedestrian accidents during this time period.

If you are ever injured in an Ottawa pedestrian accident, protect your rights by making smart choices at the scene of the accident.

DO:

  • Insist that the police attend the scene
  • Obtain the driver’s name, license plate number and insurance information
  • Get the medical attention you need
  • Call YOUR OWN insurance company to report the accident (No, it won’t affect your rates.)
  • Get advice from a personal injury lawyer.

DON’T:

  • Tell everyone at the scene that you’ll be fine.  The adrenaline is pumping.  You don’t know for sure.
  • Leave without witness information and the driver’s info.
  • Wait to contact a lawyer.  Witnesses vanish.  Memories fade.

Ottawa’s personal injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth are available to help you protect your legal rights to ensure that you are afforded fair and just compensation as a result of the potentially life-changing incident.Ottawa pedestrian accident lawyer

 

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in Ottawa or elsewhere in Eastern Ontario, contact the Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth for a free, no obligation consultation. If you prefer, we can come to you at home or in the hospital.  To speak with a lawyer, call 613 233-4529 or email us at [email protected]