Ottawa lawyer David Hollingsworth discusses how to hire the best Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer..
Hiring a Ottawa personal injury lawyer is an important decision to make. You need to make sure that you choose carefully. When choosing the best Ottawa personal injury lawyer for you and your family, think about the following:
-what is their experience?
-what is their track record?
-can they provide you with references of past clients? past cases?
-do they have a good website?
-are they prepared to take your case to trial ?
-have they been to a personal injury trial before? You would be surprised by how many Ottawa personal injury lawyers shy away from taking a case to court and will settle for less to avoid doing so.
-do they have infrastructure in place?
-will they travel to you?
-can they refer you for medical treatments?
-do they have a good personal injury network?
-do they specialize in Ontario personal injury?
-are they up to date with what is going on in Ontario personal injury law?
-do they seem genuine?
-do you see yourself working well with this Ottawa personal injury lawyer?
-are they available to meet with you?
There are many more areas for you to explore when choosing the best Ottawa personal injury lawyer for you. Do a little research, meet with them and go with your gut. You will know right away whether or not they are the best Ottawa personal injury lawyer for you or not. Don’t be swayed by the first personal injury lawyer that promises you millions of dollars in compensation. Ask them how they plan on getting that amount of money and to provide other, similar cases where they have obtained similar compensation amounts.
Initial meeting with an Ottawa personal injury lawyer
Most of my initial meetings with personal injury clients are at someone’s kitchen table or hospital bed. I don’t do a song and dance about why I am the best Ottawa personal injury lawyer for them, I simply listen to their story and then offer advice. I like to give people time to think about the important decision of choosing the best lawyer for them. Don’t let a lawyer push you into deciding on the spot. Give yourself time to make this very important decision.
Hiring the best personal injury lawyer for you and your family is crucial. Don’t sell yourself short.
As an Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer, I applaud and support the efforts made by the Ottawa Police to make our Ottawa streets a safer place….The Police Service will participate in Canada Road Safety Week which runs from May 16 to May 23. In 2010, there were 30 fatal car accidents that resulted in the deaths of 34 people in the Ottawa community. Consequently, the Ottawa Police have made traffic safety a high priority through various initiatives. One program the Ottawa Police have put in place is the RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) Programs during the evenings of Thursday May 19th and Friday May 20th. The RIDE Program in Ontario is led by the police community which runs all year long and involves random police spot checks where vehicles are stopped and drivers are checked for impaired driving.
Police are also actively engaged in Project E.R.A.S.E. (Eliminate Racing Activity on Streets Everywhere) a collaborative effort of 22 police services, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment whose goal is to change poor driver behavior through education and strategic enforcement. Sadly, since 1999 48 people have been killed in Ontario as a result of street racing activities . In addition, excessive speed continues to be the leading contributing factor in fatal car accidents.
Ottawa Police focus on Canada’s Road Safety Week
During Canada’s Road Safety Week, Ottawa police will focus on 4 issues:
- Drinking and driving.
- Seat belts and child restraints.
- Aggressive driving, driving at unsafe speeds, following too closely or running red lights and stop signs.
- Distracted Driving
As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer and along with the Ottawa Police, encourage everyone on our roadways to work towards making our Ottawa roads and Ontario roads the safest in the world. Let’s do it Ottawa !