Motor Vehicle Accidents
A car accident can change your life in a flash. You may feel like you will never get back on your feet and how your were feeling before it happened. Understandably, the process of navigating through this process can be frustrating and challenging.
Whether you are at fault in an accident or not, you may be entitled to Accident Benefits. This is where your own insurance company will help you get treatment like physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychological treatment and treatment from other rehabiltative disciplines. However, your insurance company may deny your treatment or claim that you only have a “minor injury”. It is best to speak with a lawyer to help you naivagte through difficult insurance forms and get you the treatment that you need in order to recover.
For individuals that are not at fault in an accident may be entitled to a tort claim against the at fault driver. This claim will allow you to recover damages for pain and suffering, loss of wages, loss of competitive advantage as well as out-of-pocket expenses and future care.
Slip, Trip & Falls
There are numerous reasons for a slip or trip and fall occurring. Untreated ice and now, poor lighting, slippery surfaces and other hidden hazards are all possible reasons for a fall to occurr. In Ontario, the occupier of a premise is responsible to ensure that the premise is kept in a safe and orderly manner. These accidents can occur on public and private sidewalks, private driveways, walkways, staircases and even retail stores.
The facts of each matter greatly determine the success of your case. It is imperative to meet and speak with a lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are not barred from commencing action. Proper notice for slip or trip and falls is required to ensure that you are able to pursue a claim for damages including pain and suffering, loss of wages, loss of competitive advantage as well as out-of-pocket expenses and future care.
When accidents lead to the death of a family memeber or loved one, it is the rest of the family that is left to pick up the pieces and try to get some closure on what has occurred. Often times a fatal accident is something that could have been prevented but a small and quick loss of concentration behind a vehicle can have a devestating effect.
Brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and even grandchildren will be at a loss and could all be entitled to damages for loss of care, guidance and companionship.
To learn more about wrongful death claim and what your family might be entitled to – contact our office today.
Consumer products are everywhere – the phone in your pocket, the spread you eat in the morning on your piece of toast, and even the drill in your tool box. Manufactureres have a duty to ensure that their products are safe for their consumers and its intended use. Manufacturers and even suppliers can be liable for the tainted and dangerous products that cause injury, property damage as well as other losses to the consumer.
At Dabros Law in Ottawa we are skilled in commencing claims against manufactures and suppliers that create and sell defective products that cause injury and property damage.
I was just in an accident. What should I do immediately?
1. Stay calm and keep you and any others safe
2. If you or anyone else is hurt, call 911 immediately.
3. Exchange information with the other driver including their name, address, phone number, insurance company, policy number. If possible, take a picture of their driver’s license.
4. Obtain the contact information of any witnesses of the accident.
5. Never sign any documents other than the police report and never accept any direct offer of payment for any damage.
I slipped and fell on a Municipal sidewalk. What should I do immediately?
Give notice of your fall to the City’s claims department with 10 days of the fall occurring. Give specific details of your fall including the date, time, and location of your fall. If you are able to, take pictures of the area and the footwear your were wearing that day. Without stating the obvious, if you are hurt, seek medical attention right away.
I was in a motor vehicle accident that was NOT my fault. What can I sue for?
If you are hurt from an accident that was not your fault you may be able to sue for:
1. Pain and suffering including physical, mental or psychological anguish;
3. Future health care costs;
4. Lost wages or loss of competitive advantage; and
5. Out of pocket expenses