Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth on CTV television.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth..I am often invited by CTV to appear on their show as an legal expert in the Ottawa community. I was fortunate enough to appear on CTV this week.  I was on air with Leanne Cusack taking calls that relate to Ontario laws and personal injury.  For those of you who missed it and want to watch, it is being aired on the CTV website. Please fell free to send me any further questions you may have and I would be happy to answer them…

—-The Ontario Injury Lawyer Blog is written regularly by Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. The Ottawa Injury Lawyer Blog reports on accidents in eastern Ontario, personal injury issues, local Ottawa news and events and various news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury. Visit  www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. 

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Ontario Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth: Stages of an Ontario Personal Injury Lawsuit

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Stages of an Ontario personal injury lawsuit

After an accident, your world is turned upside down.  You may have lost a loved one or you may be in pain and unable to do some everyday tasks you once could. You probably have a million questions that need to be answered.

An Ontario personal injury lawyer can help answer any questions you may have that relate to Ontario accidents, personal injury, accident benefits, insurance claims, medical specialists, services available and more …

Most people who come to me as an Ontario personal injury lawyer want to know: how their case will proceed , how long it will take and what is the maximum compensation they are entitled to in Ontario.

There is no one answer to these questions but after reviewing all the facts in your case, an Ontario personal injury lawyer can best give you an idea of what course to take and what compensation you are entitled to.

 

What happens in an Ontario personal injury lawsuit?

Step 1:  

Shortly after you hire an Ontario personal injury lawyer, they will  notify the defendant (i.e. the person’s insurance company who you plan to sue) that you intend to file a claim.

Typically, the  insurance company will try to negotiate directly with you and hope that an Ontario personal injury lawyer does not become involved.

The reason for this is that typically Ontario personal injury lawyers can negotiate  a much much larger settlement amount in compensation.

They know how to develop a personal injury case to show not only what compensation  you need now but what compensation you will need in 20 years from now, as the result of an accident.

 

Step 2:

If the insurance company does not offer you a reasonable amount,  your Ontario personal injury lawyer will commence the lawsuit.  This is done by filing a document called a “Statement of Claim” with the Court office and then serving the defendant with the Statement of Claim.

The insurance company generally have their  own lawyers and will in turn file a “Statement of Defence”.

The Ontario personal injury lawyer and the representative for the insurance company then exchange documents and proceed to “examinations for discovery”.

At the examinations for discovery, each side is asked questions about the accident by the other party’s lawyer.

The best Ontario personal injury lawyers will  arrange medical examinations for you.  The insurance company is also entitled to have you seen by medical professionals it chooses, although there are limits on this right. This is not something you should be afraid of; don’t worry.

 

Step 3:

Your Ontario personal injury lawyer and the insurance company can offer settlement compensation at any point and your Ontario personal injury case can be resolved at any given moment.  A lot of Ontario lawsuits are settled at a “mediation”.

A mediation in Ontario is an attempt to settle the case.  The Ontario personal injury lawyer and the insurance company agree upon  the mediator they want to reach a settlement amount in their personal injury case.

A few months before trial, there will also be a “pre-trial meeting.

 

Step 4:

The pre-trial  meeting is a venue, whereby an Ontario judge can offer input to the Ontario personal injury lawyer, as well as the lawyer for the insurance company. Typically, the Ontario judge will offer their opinions in regards to the strengths and weaknesses of the case.

Often times, cases settle at, or shortly after, the pre-trial meeting. Most Ontario personal injury lawsuits are settled before trial.

However, some lawsuit do not settle and  you will be given a trial date.  The unsuccessful party at trial can appeal the trial decision to the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

  

How long does a personal injury lawsuit in Ontario take to resolve?

The length of time it takes to resolve an Ontario personal injury lawsuit depends on many factors:

  • How quickly you respond to your Ontario personal injury lawyer’s requests for information and documents;
  • If the insurance company is cooperative;
  • How long it takes for your doctors to provide a report as to what the long term implications of your personal injuries will be;
  • How much time it takes to prepare and receive reports from doctors, other health professionals and other institutions;
  • How long it takes for the defence lawyer to arrange various defence medical examinations: and
  • How long it takes to obtain a trial date in Ontario.  The sooner you commence your lawsuit, the better.

 

The most important thing you need to do after an accident is recover and rebuild.  You will need help and support. Ask for help from friends and family.  They are for you.  Don’t worry about your Ontario personal injury lawsuit. Your Ontario personal injury lawyer will do that for you.

They will represent you and fight on your behalf to ensure that you get everything you need and are entitled to. These are some of the most difficult and stressful times of your life; focus on yourself, family , friends and recovery.  By hiring one of the best Ontario personal injury lawyers, you can concentrate on your recovery.

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Slip and Fall Accidents and Personal Injury Statistics, Ottawa Lawyer

David Hollingsworth – Ottawa Ontario Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer David Hollingsworth on Slip and Fall Accident statistics.

Dear all, I am reflecting upon some statistics here to raise some awareness regarding the ongoing prevalence of such injuries in our communities affecting our children and loved ones. Please read on to learn and to protect yourself and your families from unnecessary tragedies that need not occur if we all join together to ensure that our houses, schools, and communities are safe. Over half a million of serious slip and fall accidents requiring hospitalization occur in North America per annum. Of this number, over 300,000 are disabling personal injuries and over 20,000 are tragic fatalities.  These alarming losses sadden me, because these deaths do not need to occur. Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of accidents in hotels, restaurants, and public buildings, since in the majority occur on flat and level surfaces. In addition, slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of accidental death and disability after car accidents. Slip and fall accidents account for over 20,000 deaths per year in North America. Sixth six per cent of personal injury cases for people 65 years or older were a result of a slip and fall and over seventy five per cent of slip and fall deaths occur to people 65 years of age or older.  In short, all I can say is to please be aware of your surroundings and to be as careful as possible out there and watch where your step!                         

– Dave

About Ottawa Ontario Slip and Fall Accidents Lawyer David Hollingsworth

David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer   has been dedicated to helping Ottawa and Ontario accident victims  since 1999.  Due to  his extensive experience and knowledge of relevant accident and personal injury issues, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements  on behalf of his Ontario personal injury and accident victims. David is dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation for his personal injury clients. David offers free consultations and makes home visits or hospital visits. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.

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Ontario Accident Benefits Lawyer, Limitations and Compensations

Ontario Accident Benefits Lawyer, David Hollingsworth…Obtaining an Ontario personal injury lawyer after an accident in Ontario is important to protect your rights and ensure you receive ALL the compensation you are entitled to.  The province of Ontario has many time limitations  when it comes to seeking compensation for personal injuries due to a motor vehicle accident and other Ontario accidents. Often times, just figuring out if you need an Ontario personla injury lawyer is your first concern after an Ontario a car accident, bicycle accident, motorcycle accident, or slip and fall accident.

When you have been involved in an Ontario accident and you would like to pursue applying for Ontario accident benefits compensation from your insurance company, you are responsible for notifying the insurer within 7 days of the date of the Ontario accident. In some cases the personal injuries you suffer  may be so serious that you are unable to apply for Ontario accident benefits within the 7 day grace period, in which case you must do it asap. Once the insurance company has sent the accident benefit  forms you will then have 30 days from the point you receive the accident benefit application to return the forms back to your insurance company. If you fail to meet these timelines, don’t worry- all is not lost as long as there is a reasonable excuse for the forms being returned late.

The Ontario Insurance Act states the following; when attempting to obtain compensation due to loss, damage from bodily personal injury or wrongful death arising from the use or operation of an automobile the plaintiff (injured party) must present written notice to start a lawsuit against the defendant within 120 days of the Ontario accident and a law suit can not be started after 2 years  of the original claim .

Recovery after a traumatic personal injury can be a very complicated and stressful  time and a top personal injury lawyer can help you through difficult times, helping you with medical reports, insurance adjusters and complicated insurance forms.

For over a decade, David Hollingsworth has been an Ontario personal injury lawyer in Ottawa working with an Ottawa Law Firm of 50 years, representing accident victims who have suffered a personal injury or loved ones of those who have suffered a wrongful death due to motor vehicle accidents and other forms of negligence since 1999.  Call 613 978-9549 for a free consultation or visit www.ottawainjury.ca Ottawa Accident Lawyer, Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth-

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Personal Injury Insurance Claims, David Hollingsworth- Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer

Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth. Ontario Accident Benefits Insurance Claims in Canada If you are injured as the result of an Ontario accident you are entitled to make a personal injury claim and receive certain accident benefits. A top Ontario personal injury lawyer can help you maximize your accident benefit and ensure that you are receiving everything you need not only now but in the future. The following is a list of Ontario accidents benefits to which you may be entitled.  It is important to also know that even if you do not have your own car insurance, you can still be entitled to receive compensation through a fund set up by the Ontario government that supports Ontario accident victims with no car insurance.  Again, a top top Ontario personal injury lawyer can help you set this up and get you maximum compensation for your personal injuries.

Income Replacement Benefits

Non-Earner Benefit Caregiver Benefits

Medical Benefits

Rehabilitation Benefits

Attendant Care Benefit

Maximum Medical Rehabilitation & Attendant Care Benefits

Payment of other Expenses

Death Benefits Funeral Expenses

Optional Benefits

If you need more information regarding personal injury lawsuits in Ontario or Ontario accident benefits, please don’t hesitate to call one of the best Ottawa personal injury lawyer at 613-978-9549