Car Accident? Make Sure Your Rights Are Protected
Every year, car accidents in Ontario cause between 60,000 and 70,000 injuries, many of them severe. Most car accidents that occur in Ontario are caused by acts of driver negligence like driving while using a cell phone, driving too fast, running a red light or following too closely.
When an accident is someone else’s fault, it’s tempting to think that the at-fault driver’s insurance will take responsibility and pay for all your accident-related costs. But that’s rarely what happens.
In most accident cases, recovering damages is a long and complex process, and if you decide to pursue a claim without an attorney, your chances of receiving the compensation you need and deserve are virtually nonexistent.
Ontario Car Accidents Cause Serious Injuries
Considering the mass of the average car, it’s no surprise that car accidents can cause severe injuries. Even minor “fender-benders” can result in shocks to the spinal column and potential nerve damage. Some accidents are actually far more serious than they may seem immediately following a crash.
That’s because there are a few injuries that can take time to develop – from several days to several weeks – and while you may feel normal at first, later on, you could develop serious, even life-threatening, symptoms.
The most common “delayed” injury is subdural hematoma, or bleeding on the brain. When the bleeding is very slow, there may be no apparent effects immediately after the accident. But over time, as the bleeding continues and pressure builds up, the injury can become life-threatening.
Because of the serious nature of Ontario car accidents, it’s important to see a doctor immediately after your accident. And it’s also important to seek out a skilled attorney with experience in Ontario car accident claims to handle your claim, protect your rights and help ensure you get the compensation you need to pay for your accident-related costs.
Common Types of Injuries
Aside from subdural hematomas, there are several other types of injuries that can occur following a car accident, including:
- Nerve Injury
- Torn ligaments or tendons
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck injury
- Full or partial paralysis
Many injuries require prolonged medical treatment or physical therapy. It’s easy to see how a car accident’s costs can quickly drain your hard-earned savings. Plus, there are non-medical costs like loss of wages and pain and suffering that can take a significant toll on your quality of life.
Aggressive Legal Representation to Protect Your Rights
Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident is a stressful, nerve-wracking experience with substantial emotional consequences for both the victim and the victim’s loved ones. Having someone on your side looking after your case and protecting your rights can take a huge weight off your shoulders and provide you with considerable peace of mind.
At Ottawa Injury Attorneys, we work closely with our clients to help them feel confident about their case so they can rest easy. Every case is handled on an individual basis, taking every client’s unique needs into account.
We believe in fair but aggressive representation to ensure all the negligent parties are held accountable, and we always work toward maximum compensation for accident-related damages.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, we can help you get your life back on track, but you need to take that all-important first step and schedule a consultation.
Call us today at 613-686-1551, and let us provide you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have a skilled Ottawa car accident lawyer on your side.