In Ontario, the law holds the negligent party accountable for causing accidents that result in associated injuries and property damage. If someone hit your car and caused you to suffer injuries, you cannot rely on the insurance companies to look out for your best interests. Instead, leave the protection of your rights and interests to experienced accident lawyers in Ottawa. At Quinn Thiele Mineault Grodzki LLP (QTMG), we advise against handling your accident injury claim without legal assistance. When you hire dedicated personal injury lawyers, you receive legal advice from a knowledgeable team looking out for your interests.
You are of course free to negotiate on your own but there’s no guarantee the insurance companies will offer you fair compensation for your injuries. With help from our accident lawyers, you have a better chance of getting the full amount you deserve. Every possible type of compensation will be considered by our experienced injury and accident lawyers. Our lawyers have access to medical and economic experts to assist in valuating your injuries and the financial value of your case.
What Is An Accident Lawyer?
Accident lawyers in Ottawa are familiar with the province’s unique and complicated accident injury laws. Our lawyers have 25 years of experience dealing with insurance companies. A competent accident lawyer will leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting every dollar you deserve. They will guide you on what documents to gather and how to prepare for dealing with the applicable insurance companies. We can also help you understand the likelihood of success, based on the nature of the accident, extent of your injuries, and damage to your car.
In most cases, in Ontario, victims have about two years to take action against the driver who caused the accident. In some cases, the limitation period is less, and you should consult a lawyer to determine what the application limitation period applies to your case. However, it’s important to recognize that the Limitations Act in Ontario is not the only limitation. For example:
- You have 30 days to file an application for accident benefits.
- Insurance companies only give you 10 days to supply your medical records.
- You may also need an updated Disability Certificate within 30 days.
Work with our experienced and dedicated team of successful accident lawyers to ensure your insurer doesn’t cut off your benefits.
What Does An Accident Lawyer Specialize In?
Personal injury lawyers in Ottawa specialize in all sorts of tort claim settlements including, vehicle accidents, slips and falls, trip and falls, dog bites and all sorts of injuries which happen on commercial properties and on private properties. Our lawyers also file accident claims with the appropriate insurance company and place responsible persons on notice of your claims. Your accident lawyer will review the insurance policy to assess the potential benefits of filing a claim. Your injury lawyer will also assess the liability issues in your case and provide an assessment of the value of damages you may be entitled to receive.
Accident lawyers aim to secure maximum benefits for victims they represent. These benefits may include the following:
- Compensation for medical treatment, including rehabilitation
- Reimbursement for lost income
- Other related expenses, such as car rental or caregiver expenses
- Out of pocket expenses
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Without proper representation, you can end up receiving a few hundred dollars a week or less. For most victims, that’s not enough to replace the income lost as a result of severe injuries and certainly not enough to pay for general damages for pain and suffering. Accident attorneys often pursue tort lawsuits against the at-fault motorist or their insurance company.
What Can An Accident Lawyer in Ottawa do for You?
An experienced lawyer works with insurers, defence lawyers and medical professionals to assess the severity of your injuries and work towards obtaining you fair settlements or a judgment after a trial. Contact QTMG LLP today for assistance with your accident injury claim in Ottawa.