One reason is that negligent drivers typically don't accept responsibility for causing an accident. They may be afraid of getting into trouble or seeing their insurance rates go up. Insurance companies aren't much help, either. They are most concerned about protecting their profit margins, so will try to pay you as little as possible.
That's why it's important to have an experienced Ottawa car accident attorney fighting for you. We know how insurance companies operate and how to overcome the obstacles they put in your way. We've recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients through negotiated settlements and jury verdicts.
There are many different types of car accidents, including rear-end accidents, head-on crashes and T-bone collisions. Police may respond to your accident and fill out a report. The police are focused on helping the injured, keeping everyone safe and collecting basic facts. It's not their job to protect your rights.
Our legal team investigates your accident ourselves. We know where to look for evidence of negligence. We carefully review all documentation, such as accident reports and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses. If necessary, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
It pays to have an experienced attorney on your side
We build a strong case that the insurance company must take seriously. This usually convinces them it is in their best interests to negotiate a settlement. We're not interested in a quick settlement that helps them save money. We are focused on a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
Our attorneys determine the total damages you have suffered as a result of the accident. This includes current and future medical expenses for treating your injuries. It includes lost wages if you were left unable to work. We may also seek compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
If the insurance company is not willing to negotiate a settlement that works for you, we will be ready to fight for you in court. Our attorneys are skilled litigators who know how to present convincing cases to juries. Our goal is always to get the best possible outcome in your case, so you can get the treatment you need and move forward.
Under the law, you generally have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action. We encourage you to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Building a strong case can take months. It is important to collect evidence before it is lost or destroyed. It is also helpful to interview witnesses before their memory of the accident fades.
Learn more about how an Ottawa car accident attorney can help your case. Schedule a free consultation by contacting us today.