Car Accidents Lawyer Ottawa

Our injury lawyers have a significant amount of experience handling car accident claims.  One big reason for this is that these sorts of claims are so common in Ottawa and across Eastern Ontario.  Whether your accident happened in downtown Ottawa, on the Queensway or 416; in rural areas near Pembroke, Brockville or another town, a car accident can have a devastating impact on your life and it is important that you hire a lawyer experienced in not only claims against the other driver, but also handling no-fault accident benefits.

Car accident victims often suffer from serious injuries which can impair their ability to work, care for dependants or complete their activities of daily life.  Car accident victims may suffer from chronic pain, brain injuries or psychological conditions.  If a car accident victim has suffered a catastrophic injury, he or she may require substantial long term rehabilitation and medical treatment beyond what is covered by OHIP.

As mentioned above, it is important that your lawyer be experienced both in claims against at-fault drivers and against no-fault accident benefit insurers.  Examples of no-fault accident benefits include medical and rehabilitation benefits, attendant care and income replacement benefits.  These benefits are available no matter who was at fault.  Just because they are available however, does not mean that the insurance company will provide access to the benefits you are entitled to and require for a full recovery.  In many cases accident victims require assistance from an experienced lawyer to help them obtain the full range of benefits that are available.

If someone else was at fault for the accident, you have the right to seek damages in court in a tort or negligence claim.  The tort claim includes damages such as pain and suffering and other losses or damages that are not covered by the no-fault accident benefits.

There are different notice period and limitations that apply to both no-fault accident benefits and court actions for negligence against the other driver.  It is therefore important that you consult with a lawyer shortly after you are involved in an accident, to ensure that your rights are protected. 

Our injury group lawyers have handled hundreds of no-fault and tort car accident claims.  If you have been in a car accident, one of our attorneys will be pleased to discuss your case and your options; without any fee involved and with no obligation.

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