Increase in City of Ottawa lawsuits and OC Transpo bus accident lawsuits.

Personal Injury Lawyer Ottawa

Suing the City of Ottawa ?  CBC news reported that the City of Ottawa paid out more than $1.4 million in the last three months of last year for  lawsuits related to accidents between motor vehicles and  OC Transpo.  None of these lawsuits include injury lawsuits or wrongful death lawsuits from last fall’s terrible accident between an OC Transpo bus and VIA Rail.

Most of the claims against the City of Ottawa are personal injury lawsuits and in most cases could have been avoided and consequently  OC Transpo  is looking at ways to improve and deliver a safer ride to almost 400 000 passenger trips daily.

In 2013, there was a total of 57 personal injury claims filed against the City of Ottawa  involving motor vehicle collisions and these personal injury claims totalled $5,013,823.45 . It was reported in CBC news that this amount is double the amount from last year.  It was also reported that there are more than 300 outstanding personal injury lawsuits.

Our personal injury lawyers are contacted regularly and asked to advise on legal rights and timelines when it comes to suing the City of Ottawa.  I have provided links to some relevant posts that answer most of these questions.

Slip and Fall Accident on City of Ottawa property:

https://www.ottawainjury.ca/lawyers/ottawa-personal-injury-accidents/slip-and-fall-accident-on-city-of-ottawa-property/13012014

OC Transpo Bus Accidents

https://www.ottawainjury.ca/lawyers/ottawa-personal-injury-accidents/ottawa-injury-lawyers-know-your-legal-rights-after-an-oc-transpo-bus-accident/08102013

https://www.ottawainjury.ca/lawyers/ottawa-personal-injury-accidents/ottawa-oc-transpo-accident-lawyers-advice-and-support-for-accident-victims/19092013

The City of Ottawa has certain timelines that must be adhered to when filing a lawsuit against the City of Ottawa.  It’s important that you know what is required of you in a timely manner.  If you are unsure visit our website at www.ottawainjury.ca or call us for a free consultation at (613) 978-9549 and we can answer any questions you may have.

 


Ottawa injury lawyers: Know your legal rights after an OC Transpo bus accident.

Ottawa OC Transpo Accident – Ottawa  Injury Lawyers.

The tragic OC Transpo / Via Rail accident on September 18, 2013 has left our city in mourning.  An accident of this nature can leave  emotional scars such as trouble sleeping, difficulty focusing and a constant reminder of what one has  witnessed. These emotional difficulties can have a direct impact on day-to-day activities. Some may  experience a variety of psychological and emotional effects, and experience feelings that they may be  described as depression and anxiety and this may affect  relationships with others. The OC Transpo accident was a very traumatic event and many involved will likely require some degree of psychological support.  People may wonder…is there insurance coverage for these types of injuries? In many cases,  accident benefits may be available to bus passengers for psychological treatments.

Our Ottawa injury lawyers  understand  the emotional upheaval caused by a devastating accident.  There are most likely many , many people suffering similar injuries, some worse and others less .  We can’t diagnose your injuries but we can help getting  the proper supports put in place.  In most cases, if injured, individual insurance companies  or OC Transpo’s insurance company will cover these expenses so there is less financial strain.   Any riders who  don’t  have their  own insurance policy but live with a family member who does may be covered under their policy. If you were involved in the OC Transpo bus accident, you need to know that you are not alone and these feelings you may be experiencing are normal. There is support for you. You need the proper information .

If  emotionally or physically  you are  unable to return to work, we can also help you look into what is available to you. Our Ottawa injury lawyers may be able to help you access certain accident benefits to support you and get you back to work as soon as possible.  In most cases, your own car insurance may pay for any non-OHIP medical or rehabilitation expenses.  Your own  insurance may also pay you an income replacement benefit up to a specified maximum if you can’t work for more than 7 days after the accident.  We are sorry that this terrible OC Transpo accident ever happened but we are thankful we can help people who really need help and support both financially and emotionally. Our Ottawa injury lawyers work hard at helping people rebuild their lives.

Our Ottawa injury lawyers are here for you to answer any questions you may have regarding your rights and possible compensation after the OC Transpo accident. We offer free consultations and will travel to you to meet with you.  Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers believe that the most important thing we can do is make sure you are receiving all the support and compensation you need in the hope of returning you to as best possible quality of life following an accident.  Contact any of our  Ottawa personal injury lawyers by phone or email and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have and hopefully offer you help in rebuilding your life.

For more information relating to the OC Transpo bus accident and injury compensation in Ontario, please visit our website at www.ottawainjury.ca .