Our Ottawa injury lawyers are often asked to provide insight and advice on current issues in Ontario personal injury law. Recently, our very own Ottawa injury lawyer David Hollingsworth, was interviewed by Advocate Daily magazine and was asked to offer up some advice on setting up clear expectations and guidelines during an initial meeting with a personal injury client. Of course, this advice can be used in any type of meeting; however David focused primarily on Ontario personal injury cases.
What are Ontario Accident Benefits ?
In particular , David discusses what is to be expected when it comes to Ontario Accident Benefits. There are many myths associated with Ontario Accident Benefits and an experienced personal injury lawyer can help sift through what is important and what isn’t and what is to be believed and what isn’t. There are many different Accident Benefits available to people who have been injured in a car accident in Ontario; however not all Accident Benefits apply to each case. Depending on the nature of the accident, the extent of the injuries and the particular insurance policies, different accident benefits are available to different people.
Can I sue for…?
Another common misconception that David addresses in the article in Advocate Daily is the myth of everyone who is in an accident is entitled to sue. He goes to highlight and explain what responsibilities lie on which individuals. In other words , can the individual prove fault? If not, can they sue? Can they show that they are seriously injured? Are their injuries permanent? Any experienced Ottawa injury lawyer can answer these questions for you.
How much compensation for injuries?
Probably one of the most common misconceptions David discusses is the amount of compensation people feel they are entitled to. David believes this is a very important expectation to set out. By being honest and setting reasonable expectations with the clients at the onset, there are no surprises. Most people do not like surprises, especially when it comes to the amount of compensation they are going to be receiving.
The articles goes on to discuss other common misconceptions and serves as a reminder to us all that it’s always bes to be up front and honest . In the initial meeting, people need to be given as much information as possible and know what to expect in the months and years to come. Click on the link if you wish to read the full article in Advocate Daily.