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Ottawa hit and run accident Wellington street send accident victim to Ottawa’s trauma centre.

Injury Lawyers in Ottawa Ontario David Hollingsworth

Ottawa Police are looking for witnesses to an accident that occurred at Bay and Wellington last night. A car hit a  pedestrian and then sped away. The hit and run accident occurred at approximately 10:50 p.m. on Wellington Street , close to the Library and Archives Canada. The car hit a 63 year old pedestrian who was rushed to Ottawa’s trauma centre in serious condition. Ottawa Police need our help. If you know anything about this accident, please call  the Ottawa Police Service Collision Investigations section at 613-236-1222 ext. 2481. My thoughts are with this accident victim and I wish them a full recovery.

Hit and run accidents are sadly not uncommon. They also a bit complicated when it comes to insurance compensation claims. The reason being that if an injured pedestrian doesn’t have their own insurance policy, they must sue the insurance company of the driver who hit them.  typically this would involve your personal injury lawyer putting the other side on notice and then starting a personal injury claim on your behalf. When the driver of the accident is unknown, the question is what insurance company would be responsible for the compensation.

Hit and run accidents and insurance compensation

The Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund (MVACF) is a fund that provides insurance compensation to people injured in automobile accidents,  when there is no insurance to respond to a claim.

The MVACF :
  •  provides statutory accident benefits  to people injured in an automobile accident who have no other insurance to turn to;
  • provides injury compensation for people involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, unidentified driver or a stolen vehicle when no liability insurance exists.
 Our personal injury lawyers have been very successful in helping our clients receive maximum compensation from the MVACF.  Let our expertise and experience help you following your hit and run accident in Ottawa.

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