Ottawa Car Accident Lawyers

There are car accidents in Ottawa and in Ontario everyday.

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A car accident can change your life forever. We know and understand how hard it is to have been injured in an accident and feel like you will never be the same again. As accident lawyers, we help people who have been in car, motorcycle, bus, cycling, and pedestrian accidents recover physically, emotionally, and financially. Whether you were injured in an automobile or recreational vehicle, boat, motorcycle,  ATV, dirtbike, or snowmobile we understand the injury you’ve sustained is painful and potentially life-altering. Our lawyers have helped thousands of people who have been injured get the maximum insurance compensation for their injuries and we can help you.

What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

When accidents occur, there’s no telling what the impact will be on each individual. Even minor accidents where there is little damage can have a real effect on an individual. It’s important that, as much as possible, everyone remains calm and takes the necessary steps following an accident. 

  • Firstly, make sure you are safe. Wait somewhere where you are not putting yourself in further danger.
  • Use your phone to take photographs of the scene of the accident and any surrounding hazards.
  • Gather as much information from witnesses as possible. Try to record their names, contact information, and anecdotal notes on what they saw happen.
  • When you can, write out your recollection of the sequence of events. Be as detailed as possible. Take your time doing this as it is important.
  • Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for advice.

There are important timelines that need to be adhered to. It’s often a good idea to speak with a lawyer before you call your insurance company. They can advise on the best approach to make sure you and your family are protected. Watch an interview with CTV News, where David Hollingsworth discusses important deadlines for car accidents in Ontario.

Our lawyers and accident benefit insurance specialists will help you through the complicated insurance claims process.

After a car accident, you may be entitled to Accident Benefits, but filing an insurance claim isn’t always straightforward. We’re here to help but there are a few things to consider:
  • Was the car accident caused by someone else’s negligence?
  • Can a claim be made against their insurance?
  • What compensation can you seek and how much are you entitled to?

Injuries from a car accident range in severity.

Injuries from a car accident range in severity from cuts, lacerations, and scarsbroken boneswhiplash, to catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, or amputation injuries. We help people who have suffered permanent brain injuries and spinal cord damage that prevents them from working and being independent. We know the importance of securing maximum Ontario Accident Benefits. Whether injuries are catastrophic or not, they may have devastating effects. We understand this and know that ALL injuries need to be compensated for and we help make sure that our clients get all the support, medical treatments, and financial compensation they are entitled to. Everyone is different and injuries from car accidents affect us all in different ways. In some instances, a whiplash injury may have as devastating an effect as a brain injury.

Our car accident lawyers will help you rebuild your life.

We know the cost of living with an injury can be devastating. You may require caregiving, housekeeping, and long-term rehabilitation. You may also lose employment income or never be able to return to work. This is your life and it’s important that your insurance claim is handled properly. We can help you. Properly diagnosing the full extent of your injury and any lifetime conditions associated with it is extremely important for your recovery. That’s why our team works with top medical professionals to analyze and report on your injury. This analysis helps us secure maximum Ontario Accident Benefits compensation. Our lawyers will seek the absolute maximum compensation for you, so you’ll have what you need to start rebuilding your life. If you are not seeing the top medical professionals, we can help you with this as well. We work closely with your medical team to ensure that everyone is working together to help you get all the support and compensation you need.

Our lawyers will travel to your home, hospital, or rehabilitation centre throughout eastern Ontario. You don’t pay until you get paid.

Car Accidents and Ontario Accident Benefit Insurance Claims Timelines

It’s important you notify an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible as there are timelines for gathering evidence and claiming compensation. To be compensated fully, you must:

  • Notify your insurance company of your car accident within 7 days
  • Apply for Ontario Accident Benefits within 30 days
  • Begin your claim against the party at fault or the insurance company within 2 years

We care that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to and our lawyers will assist you every step of the way to make sure you are properly treated and taken care of.


No insurance? Our injury lawyers can help you even if you don’t have car insurance…

Even if you do not have car insurance, we have experience in helping people get access to compensation through the Ontario Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund. If you have any questions regarding your rights in Ontario when it comes to uninsured or underinsured drivers, it is best that you consult with an experienced lawyer to understand your rights and make sure you do not miss any timelines or benefits to which you are entitled to.

Accidents outside of Ontario? Our lawyers can help…

Different provinces have different insurance schemes. If your accident happened outside of Ontario and you are insured in Ontario, then you may elect which provincial insurance scheme will apply. We can offer you advice and help you make the best choice for you and your family.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, please contact us free of charge to discuss how we can help you get the compensation and care you need to enjoy a comfortable quality of life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Injury claims payments vary depending on the severity of the injury. Minor injuries can qualify for up to $3,500, while a more serious injury may be covered up for much more.

Severity and permanency are the key factors that insurance companies use to calculate pain and suffering. Pain and suffering is often calculated by multiplying the cost of medical bills by a number between one and five. The multiplier increases with the severity and permanency of the injury.

The best way to prove pain and suffering is to make sure you have evidence. Some of the best evidence is medical bills and records, doctors’ reports, expert testimony, and photo evidence.

When you are involved in an auto accident in Ontario, you are required to report at the collision centre closest to where the accident happened within 24 hours. If you do not report within 24 hours, you could face serious consequences including the possibility of being charged with leaving the scene of the accident.

Although you may be partially at fault in an accident, you still may be entitled to compensation. Liability (fault) is often apportioned (eg. 25/75 or 50/50 ) so you may be entitled to a portion of your losses.

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If you’ve been injured in an accident, please contact us free of charge to discuss how we can help you get the compensation and care you need to enjoy a comfortable quality of life.

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We are lawyers who understand, who care, who are here to help… and our track record proves it.
We can’t change the past but we are the lawyers that can help change your future.