Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth Featured in Lawyers Weekly Magazine
David Hollingsworth is often approached my news and media outlets to give his opinion and speak about issues related to personal injury. Recently, David was contacted by Lawyers Weekly magazine to discuss some of the very common misconceptions that take place during an initial meeting with personal injury lawyers and new clients.
In a nutshell, David believes the most common misconceptions about motor vehicle accidents are:
- Statutory Accident Benefits paperwork is not worth the hassle. NOT TRUE
- People believe that they have been injured in an accident and are entitled to sue . NOT NECESSARILY TRUE
- People believe that if they were injured and not at-fault for the accident, they will be entitled to millions of dollars in compensation. NOT NECESSARILY TRUE
- The other side will only rely on the documents that they are given. NOT TRUE
- People believe that there are no risks in starting a lawsuit. NOT TRUE
- Insurance companies will want to settle cases quickly and out of court. NOT NECESSARILY TRUE
- People believe that they should be able to reach their lawyer any time they want. NOT NECESSARILY TRUE
What personal injury clients need to know…
The full article in Lawyers Weekly can be viewed online. David explains what he has observed over the years as an Ottawa personal injury lawyer . He offers his ideas on what he feels is most important for lawyers to explain to personal injury clients to ensure the success of the case, open lines of communication, realistic expectations and harmonious relationships all around. Each personal injury case is unique and each outcome is unique. David and his team all share the same philosophy when it comes to personal injury cases and how best to help their clients. The main goal is always to help clients and their families get their lived back on track as best as possible. This is probably the most challenging part of every case. Many health professionals need to be involved to ensure that clients are being well cared for and a realistic rehabilitation plan is in place. Once a very solids plan is in place, then the focus is to ensure that the maximum amount of compensation will be rewarded to clients. This is critical. “Most of our personal injury clients have injuries that will continue affecting them for years to come” . These types of injuries require substantial compensation and it’s important our clients don’t need to worry about running out of money in the years to come . Clients need to focus on recovery. That is their job .