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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.

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Can an Ottawa train accident lawyer help you?

Whether it is VIA Rail’s passenger trains or cargo trains, trains are an important and dangerous part of Ottawa’s traffic landscape.  When there are problems with train maintenance, track control or  when reckless drivers try to beat the train across the tracks, a serious accident may occur. If you have been hurt in an Ontario train accident, Ottawa lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth can help you recover damages for your injuries.

Have you or someone you love been involved in an Ottawa train accident?   Our train accident lawyers have extensive knowledge regarding the consequences of train accidents and can help you win the compensation you deserve.

You may have suffered a train accident as a result of a:

  • Collision with another train
  • Train Derailment
  • Collision with a car, bus, truck or motorcycle
  • Mechanical failure of the train that leads to an accident
  • Inadequate security on the train
  • Dated and unsuitably maintained tracks
  • Conductor Negligence

In 2009, 1,038 rail accidents were reported to Canada’s Transportation Safety Board, a 12.1% decrease from the 2008 total of 1,181 and a 23.3% decrease from the 2004-2008 average of 1,353.  The Transportation Safety Board also reports that rail fatalities in Canada totaled 71 in 2009, down from 74 in 2008 and the five-year average of 91. Of the rail fatalities, trespasser fatalities was the largest fatality category with 52 in 2009, down 11.6% from the five-year average Crossing fatalities totaled 19 in 2009, down from the 2008 total of 26, and down 32.6% from the five-year average of 28.

Who is Responsible for your Ontario Train Accident?

There may be multiple factors resulting in a railroad accident.  As a result, many people may be held responsible for your injury, loss of income, or pain and suffering. While it’s the responsibility of the railroad company to maintain the tracks and the train you ride, truck and car drivers also have the responsibility of following the laws and not trying to sneak pass the crossbars after they’ve been lowered.

If you are injured in a train accident where you are in a car, truck or on a motorcycle, statutory accident benefits may be available to you.

Can We Help Your With Your Ottawa Train Accident?

The Ottawa lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth would be happy to answer your questions about compensation following a train accident.  Call us for your free consultation at 613 860-4529.