Personal Injury Lawyer Ottawa
The carelessness of others can turn a routine, everyday activity into a terrifying, injury-causing accident. Even the most cautious drivers, prudent pedestrians, responsible motorcyclists and bicyclists informed customers could be involved in a Ottawa accident. An accident can even happen to the public-at-large or passers-by, by just being in the wrong place in Ottawa at the wrong time.
Because of someone else’s inability or unwillingness to see potential downside of his or her actions or an organization’s failure to operate with care and safety in mind, the lives of ordinary Ottawans can be significantly changed for the worse, sometimes even ending in wrongful death.
Victims of traumatic accidents in Ottawa may experience many symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. Depending on the actual circumstances and sequence of events, accidents caused by another person’s negligence may result in the victims’ early death.
Accidents frequently result in injuries requiring hospitalization, time off work, rehabilitative therapies, and other costly medical expenses. On occasion, medical expenses following an accident are not covered by OHIP. The following are some of the most common accident injuries:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Soft tissue injuries (muscles, ligaments and tendons)
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Strains and sprains
- Facial and dental injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- And more
Accident victims who have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence often have their injuries affect every aspect of their lives; most people don’t think about this until an accident happens to them. Injuries can have a variety of physical, psychological, emotional, and financial consequences. Many accident victims frequently worry about their own future as well as their families’ financial security.
Getting the Compensation You Deserve
Personal injuries can cause an accident victim’s daily routine to be disrupted in many ways. Depending on the circumstances of the incident and the severity of the victim’s injuries, injury-causing accidents can have far-reaching and even permanent consequences.
After even minor physical injuries, many accident victims experience a variety of mental health issues as well. These disorders may have such severe consequences that they have a greater impact on an accident victim’s life than their physical injuries. This comes as a surprise to some accident victims.
Mental health issues among injured accident victims may have an impact on their personal relationships, self-worth, and ability to fulfill professional obligations. Frequently, injured accident victims develop disabling mental health issues, such as:
- Insomnia and/or other sleep disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Alcohol, prescription drugs, and recreactional drug use disorder
- And more
Our personal injury law firm in Ottawa, Verkhovets Law Injury Lawyers, believes that if you were injured as a result of another party’s or entity’s negligence and carelessness, the at-fault party should be forced to compensate you fairly. Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers may be able to help you recover damages that you have already suffered as well as losses that you may suffer in the future as a result of your injuries. Here are some examples of common accident damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Mobility aids, assistive medical equipment
- Home modifications to accommodate newly acquired disabilities
- Ambulance services
- Mileage expenses to and from medical appointments
- Psychological counselling
- Housekeeping services
- Reduced future earning capability
- Lost wages due to missed work
- And possibly more
Similarly, the financial implications of being injured in a major accident can be devastating. Nobody anticipates being involved in a car accident, a slip and fall, a pedestrian accident, or any other type of injury-inducing incident.
Few people can afford to weather the financial storm that comes with a serious medical diagnosis. Accident victims may be forced to make difficult choices, struggle to make ends meet, and be concerned about their families’ future stability.
This is especially true for accident victims who have physical disabilities or mental health issues that make it impossible for them to continue working in their current jobs. If an Ottawa resident is unable to work due to injuries caused by someone else’s negligence, they may find themselves in a financially precarious situation.
Furthermore, accident victims who have suffered serious injuries will almost certainly be forced to live with the consequences of someone else’s actions for the rest of their lives. Accident victims who have lost their senses, limbs, mobility, cognitive abilities, or physical independence as a result of someone else’s negligence may face incredibly difficult tasks every day for the rest of their lives.
Getting legal advice from a personal injury lawyer in Ottawa
Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers have extensive experience representing people who have been injured in a wide range of accidents, including:
- Pedestrian accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- Boating accidents
- E-bike and e-scooter accidents
- ATV accidents
- Snowmobile accidents
- Sexual Abuse (you can sue in civil court for damages, after a successful conviction in criminal court)
- Sexual Assault (you can sue in civil court for damages, after a successful conviction in criminal court)
- And more
In order to best serve the local community, our personal injury lawyers in Ottawa offer all potential clients a free initial consultation. At this no-obligation, cost-free first appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss the specifics of your accident with a member of our staff, ask questions, and receive specific legal advice based on the unique details of your case. Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers recognize that no two cases are alike, each client is unique and needs specific legal counsel..
In addition, our personal injury lawyers in Ottawa work on a contingency basis. To put it another way, if you have a legal right to sue the party whose negligence caused your injuries, we will not charge you anything unless and until our Ottawa personal injury lawyers win your case.
This is part of Canada’s “access to justice” legal system; otherwise, personal injury clients would have to pay upfront for legal services precisely when they may be unable to work, may be in pain, and the bills are piling up. Even worse, personal injury lawsuits typically take months and years to settle.
To find out if you are eligible to pursue legal action and receive the compensation you deserve, contact Verkhovets Law Injury Lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers serving Ottawa.
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