Ottawa Head Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth
A terrible Ottawa accident has resulted in a 15 year old girl being hospitalized for a broken leg and a severe head injury. The Ottawa accident occurred yesterday afternoon when she was hit by a car at Greenbank Road and Lisa Avenue, close to Baseline Road. The teenage girl is in serious but thankfully stable condition in an Ottawa hospital. My thoughts are with her family at this very stressful time. I wish this young girl a speedy and hopefully full recovery from this terrible accident.
Unfortunately, Ottawa pedestrian accidents such as this one are not uncommon. Our personal injury lawyers meet regularly with families who have been in a pedestrian accident and have suffered serious personal injuries. Typically these injuries are head injuries, broken bones and in some instances wrongful death. In most cases, personal injury law in Ontario indicates that a pedestrian can sue the driver of the vehicle that hit them, regardless of who is at fault. If the pedestrian has their own insurance company, their own insurance company can provide them with Ontario Accident Benefits compensation for things such as income replacement benefits, caregiver benefits, non-earner benefits, medical benefits, rehabilitation benefits, attendant care benefits and other benefits, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident and the extent of the injuries.
Timelines for filing a personal injury lawsuit
It’s important that anyone involved in a pedestrian accident get informed of their rights. There are a lot of important timelines that need to be met when filing an Ontario insurance claim. Many people are unaware of the accident benefits available to them, as well as the expenses that are covered following an accident. It’s important that people who have suffered an injury receive proper medical and rehabilitative treatments in order to best return to a quality of life they once had. Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers understand and are here to help. Let us help.