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    Sheldon Fraser, Motor Vehicle Accident Client
  • Doesn’t Your Accident Deserve the Best Lawyers?

    If I were injured in a car accident in Ottawa, I would want to hire the very best Ottawa personal injury lawyer to handle my case.

    How would I know if I had the best lawyer in Ottawa for my case?

    1. I would investigate the lawyer’s years of experience working as a personal injury lawyer.
    2. I would looks at the lawyer’s recent case results to be certain that the lawyer gets real, demonstrable compensation for the clients.
    3. I would look for testimonials from past clients, keeping in mind that they need to be real!! (It’s hard to fake video.)
    4. I would look at the lawyer’s publications to make sure the lawyer has written on relevant subjects.
    5. I would ask around about the lawyer’s reputation in the community.

    Then, and only then, would I be satisfied that I had found the best possible lawyer for my personal injury case.

    If you would like to find out if Auger Hollingsworth has the best lawyers in Ottawa for your personal injury case, why not schedule a free, no obligation meeting to discuss how we can help you. Call us today at 613-233-4529

    Westboro crash leaves Ottawa woman suffering head injuries.

    Serious head injuries at the scene of an Ottawa motor vehicle accident.

    June 30th 2013 – An early morning, 2-vehicle accident at the intersection of Richmond Road and Golden Avenue sent two women to hospital.

    When Police arrived on scene they treated a woman in her twenties for serious head injuries and rushed her to the Ottawa Hospital’s trauma center in critical condition.

    A woman in her sixties drove the second car.  She had to be removed from her vehicle with the help of Firefighters and the Jaws of Life. She was taken to the hospital in stable condition suffering chest and abdominal injuries.

    What should your next step be after suffering head injuries in an Ontario motor vehicle accident?

    After receiving emergency medical treatment, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer to consider whether you have a claim for compensation and to ensure you receive all of the medical benefits you are entitled to under the accident benefit regime.

    After an Ottawa or Eastern Ontario motor vehicle accident where you suffer head injuries, you will want to make sure you get all the required medical attention to support your claim and case.  This may include seeing a neuropsychologist or neurologist. Neurologists, are medical doctors who specialize in all things related to the brain and nervous system. They examine the ways your brain and nerves have been affected by an injury post accident. After a neurologist has examined you, they will recommend treatment. This can include rehabilitation and surgery.  Neuropsychologists, study behaviors and psychological processes relating to the structures and functions of the brain. They will take your history, run tests and then write a report on their findings. This report can be used by your personal injury lawyer to support your case and show medical intervention.

    If you have suffered serious injuries after an Ottawa or Eastern Ontario motor vehicle accident call us at 613-860-4529. We can tell you the appropriate “next step” to take, and assist you in applying for benefits that can aid you after your accident and during your recovery.

    Ontario limitation periods. How long do I have to file my Ontario personal injury lawsuit?

    The Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office are often asked about Ontario limitation periods. Victims of personal injury want to know how long they have to file a claim for their Ontario accident.

    The best way to get an answer specific to your case is to call us at 613-860-4529. Brenda Hollingsworth Personal Injury Lawyers can tell you who you need to notify after your accident and how long you have to do so.

    Majority of adults have two years to start the process of a lawsuit after their motor vehicle accident or slip and fall accident in Ontario. When children are injured in an accident the time restraints are usually longer. However, when giving notice of a potential claim the window for notification is much shorter. These time restraints are what we call limitation periods.

    Lianne Laing and Brenda Hollingsworth cover this topic and answer a caller’s question about Ontario limitation periods for her slip and fall accident on municipal property during CTV Morning Live.

    If you have questions after your Ontario motor vehicle accident or slip and fall accident call Brenda Hollingsworth Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation at 613-860-4529. We can advise you on the next step to take to file your claim and make sure you have filed all appropriate notifications within the Ontario limitation period.

    In an Eastern Ontario motor vehicle accident how am I compensated if I need to be retrained for work?

    If you are a victim of an Eastern Ontario motor vehicle accident and you are left unable to perform your work duties, you may need retraining or modified tasks in your job.  Any time your livelihood is impacted by an accident, you should look to a personal injury lawyer for advice. The Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office often get asked what compensation accident victims have when they cannot return to work.

    After an Eastern Ontario personal injury where retraining is required, you may have funding under the Ottawa no-fault benefits.  These benefits are also called SABS, ABs or Statutory Accident Benefits.   Retraining can involve working with a vocational rehabilitation therapist, an occupational therapist and several other health care professionals.

    When your career is jeopardized and results in a loss of income,  you may also be able to claim the loss of income in a law suit against the at-fault driver, provided that you can provide adequate proof of the loss and job path.  An experienced personal injury lawyer knows how to build the income loss portion of your case.

    Kurt Stoodley and Brenda Hollingsworth talk about income loss and Ontario accident compensation when a victim needs retraining for work.

    For more information you can also request a copy of our book Injured Victim’s Guide to Fair Compensation.

    If you have been left unable to perform work duties due to an Eastern Ontario motor vehicle accident and want to have your case evaluated by a personal injury lawyer contact the Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office at 613-860-4529 for a free consultation.

     

     

    Why should I hire an Ontario lawyer who has a focus in personal injury after my Ontario personal injury accident?

    When searching online or in the Yellow Pages for an Ontario lawyer after your Ontario personal injury accident,  a large pool of potential lawyers will be available. However, not all lawyers have a focus on personal injury cases.  The Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office get asked by many accident victims looking for a lawyer why they should look for an Ontario personal injury lawyer and not a lawyer they know,  or one with a strong reputation in another field of law.

    For a personal answer to this case,  your best option is to call us at 613-860-4529.

    The field of personal injury is complex.   You want a lawyer who has a lot of experience dealing with personal injury cases and who knows the law.   Ontario has the most complex system for motor vehicle accidents due to the blended fault/no-fault system.

    Lianne Laing and Brenda Hollingsworth talk about the importance of hiring a personal injury lawyer for personal injury cases on CTV Morning Live. Watch as Brenda Hollingsworth also answers a viewer’s question about lawyers who say you do not have a case.  Brenda explains why you need to make sure the lawyer you are talking to is a personal injury lawyer who handles a range of personal injury cases.

    The Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office focus exclusively on personal injury and know the best professionals to use to support your case. Every doctor, insurance company, and therapist is different and you want a lawyer that knows which ones will support your case in the most effective way and which ones can be more challenging to work with.

    If you have suffered an Ontario motor vehicle accident or slip and fall accident call Brenda Hollingsworth Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation at 613-860-4529.

    Should I sue after an Ontario slip and fall accident?

    An Ontario slip and fall accident can have a range of injuries from minor to serious. Either way, a fall can severely impact the way you go about living your day-to-day life while trying to recover. However, is it practical for all slip and fall victims to seek compensation for your injuries?

    For personalized advice on your Ontario slip and fall accident call Brenda Hollingsworth Personal Injury Lawyers at 613-860-4529.

     Not every time you slip and fall is there a claim.  However, if you can prove there was negligence by someone in control of the property where you fell, you may have a claim. For the most part, if the injuries and discomfort are minor and completely disappear within a few days to three weeks you may not want to follow through with a claim. However, if your pain persists for more than a month you may have a valid claim.   The Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office can provide you with a free consultation to explain your rights and current situation.

    Lianne Laing and Brenda Hollingsworth answer a caller’s question on CTV Morning Live about suing for an Ontario slip and fall accident and what the best course of action is depending on the severity of the injuries

     If you have been injured in an Ontario slip and fall accident and want to know what your next step should be contact the Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office for a free consultation at 613-860-4529.

    When should I call the Police after an Ontario motor vehicle accident?

    After suffering a motor vehicle accident in Ottawa there are many things going through your mind.  Many people wonder when they should call the Police to the scene.  Is it only when there is significant damage to the car, or are there other considerations to keep in mind?

    If you have been involved in an Ontario motor vehicle accident and sustained injuries resulting in a loss of work or mobility call Brenda Hollingsworth Personal Injury Lawyers at 613-860-4529 for a free consultation. We can advise you on the best options for your claim and how to pursue compensation.

    There are a lot of considerations to take into account after an Ontario motor vehicle accident. The amount of damage on a car can be deceiving.  A trailer hitch for example can take a great deal of impact without looking overly damaged. However, the driver could have suffered significant impact from the hit.

    There is never a “bad reason” to call the Police when in a motor vehicle accident in Ottawa. If you feel any pain or think you may have suffered a personal injury,  call the police to attend the scene so that they will file a report. It will help you support your claim later on.

    Watch CTVMorning Live as Kurt Stoodley and Brenda Hollingsworth speak about personal injury claims after an Ontario motor vehicle accidents and when to call the Police.

    Have you suffered an Ontario motor vehicle accident? Call the Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office for a free consultation. They can show you your rights and how to fight for fair compensation.

    Should I hire an Ottawa personal injury lawyer for my Ottawa accident?

    The benefits of hiring an Ottawa personal injury lawyer for your Ottawa accident.

    An increasing number of personal injury lawyers from big cities are advertising in Ottawa. You might be wondering why you should hire an Ottawa personal injury lawyer after your Ottawa accident.  These accidents include, a  motor vehicle accident or a slip and fall accident.  Is a Toronto lawyer the best choice for your Ottawa case?

    The personal injury lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office focus exclusively in personal injury and know the best professionals to use to support your case. Every doctor, insurance company, and therapist is different and you want a lawyer who knows which ones will support your case, in the most effective way, and which ones can be more challenging to work with.

    You want to be able to pop in easily to your lawyer’s office for preparation for any meeting or examination by the insurance company.

    You want your lawyer to be familiar with the roadways and traffic patters in the area of the accident.

    Watch Kurt Stoodley and Brenda Hollingsworth talk about the importance of choosing a local lawyer and the reasons why you should hire an Ottawa personal injury lawyer for your Ottawa accident.

    If you have suffered an Ottawa motor vehicle accident or slip and fall accident call Brenda Hollingsworth Personal Injury Lawyers for a consultation at 613-860-4529.

    What do I do after an Eastern Ontario slip and fall accident on municipal property?

    What you need to do after an Eastern Ontario slip and fall accident on municipal property?

    During the winter after an ice storm, or rapid temperature drop, slip and fall accidents are a common occurrence.  However, a question that arises is how to properly go about reporting the accident when it is on municipal property.

    To help us better answer your question and find out if it is a municipal property or private property call us at 613-860-4529 and find the right course of action for you.

    When an Eastern Ontario slip and fall accident occurs on municipal property you still have 2 years to file a claim. However, there can be shorter notice periods. You need to file a notice with the municipality indicating you were hurt and that there is a possibility of a claim. You should do this before anything else.

    Watch as Lianne Laing and Brenda Hollingsworth answer a caller’s question about a slip and fall accident on municipal property and the right course of action to take on CTV Morning Live.

    If you have been injured in an Eastern Ontario slip and fall accident on municipal property and require assistance in filing a claim with a municipality call the Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyers at Brenda Hollingsworth’s office for a free consultation.

    How to Prepare for a Defence Medical Assessment or an Insurer’s Exam

    Here are four easy steps to help you get a fair medical assessment by doctors hired by an insurance company in your Ottawa accident case.

     

    • Be very clear during the medical assessment about what your pain is in terms of how you describe it to the medical assessor. Use words like sharp, throbbing, dull, aching, constant, intermittent etc.  Think about how you are going to explain what aggravates your pain and what soothes it.  Organizing your thoughts and how you will express yourself before the examination is important.
    • Relatedly, if you are used to being asked to rate your pain on the pain scale (i.e. out of 10), try to be consistent from assessment to assessment.

     

    • Respond truthfully to all questions.  Do not deny prior injuries, prior accidents or past psychological treatment.  If you were having stress at work before the accident, it is likely documented somewhere.  Concealing it if asked will only look like you are being untruthful.

     

    • Email your Ottawa accident lawyer immediately after the assessment to describe the  actual physical examination, including how long it took.  If there are any questions that strike you as odd, mention that to your lawyer as well.

     

    • Keep in mind that the medical assessor or his / her staff will watch you  out the window before the appointment.  They will watch you in the waiting room.  They will compare how you are in the parking lot and waiting room to how you are during the examination to try to detect symptom magnification.  A classic sentence in a medical assessment report describes how the plaintiff’s movements were “guarded” in the assessment room, but that the plaintiff moved freely in the waiting room. That is insurance company “code” for: this plaintiff is exagerating.

     

    Apart from these pointers, every assessment is different so it is hard to predict how it will unfold.  Being truthful but not minimizing for symptoms are the key to success.

    If you have a serious motor vehicle accident case and would like to discuss your case with a lawyer, call the personal injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth.  613 860-4529.  We will visit you at home or in the hospital.  We offer phone consultations as well.

     

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