It’s never easy to deal with the physical and emotional impact of a serious car wreck. Making matters worse, car accident victims often face overwhelming debt due to steep medical bills and lost income. The Ottawa injury lawyer in Villeneuve's Litigation practice can alleviate the stress by answering your claims-related questions and helping you and your family fight for the compensation you deserve.
The firm's injury lawyer has a reputation for aggressive settlement negotiations and tough litigation practices. The firm is passionate about helping clients recover the maximum compensation from those who have harmed them. Schedule your free consultation today.
The best car accident lawyers tend to be those who have successfully handled a variety of claims. Each case is unique, and it takes experience and finely tuned legal strategies to overcome the hurdles standing between accident victims and a fair settlement.
Villeneuve's Litigation practice is here to assist clients in the following types of auto-accident cases:
Drunk Driving Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents
Car Accidents Resulting in Catastrophic Injuries
Car Accidents Resulting in Wrongful Death
Hit and Run Accidents
Failure to Yield Accidents
Accidents Caused by Mechanical Malfunctions
Accidents Caused by Road Hazards
Tire Blowout Accidents
If you intend to file a claim, you should be able to prove that the at-fault driver had a duty of care and breached that duty of care. All motorists on Ontario roads have a duty to drive safely and avoid reckless behaviors that would put other people in danger. This would include:
Drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
Drive while distracted;
Make illegal turns;
Fail to keep their vehicles safe;
Break the speed limit; or
Engage in other illegal or reckless behaviors.
If your accident was caused by a negligent driver, you have the right to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages you have incurred as a result. Unfortunately, even if it seems obvious that another person is liable for your damages, you still might run into a dispute at some point during the claims process. This is where the Ottawa car accident lawyer in Villeneuve's Litigation practice can help.
The Firm knows the strategies used by insurance companies and defendants in car accident cases to reduce their liability. Insurance adjusters might try to manipulate you into making a recorded statement that can be used against you. They might offer a low settlement before you know the full extent of your injuries. They might even review your social media profiles for images that can be used to dispute the severity of your injuries.
No matter what the insurance adjuster tells you, the insurance company is likely not on your side when you file a claim against them. You should never speak to the insurance adjuster—and you certainly should not accept a settlement offer—without consulting an experienced car accident lawyer.
No lawyer in Ontario can guarantee a specific outcome for your case. It is important to know that there are numerous factors that will influence whether your claim is successful and the amount of compensation you ultimately recover.
Those factors include:
The cost of the medical bills you have incurred;
The cost of any future medical treatment you will need;
The amount of income you lost due to your injuries;
Whether your injuries have affected your future earning capacity;
Whether you required home modifications to accommodate your injury;
The cost of fixing your vehicle; or
Whether your injury caused scarring, disability, or the loss of a bodily function.
Time is of the essence in any car accident claim. If you were hurt or lost a family member in a car accident in Ontario, turn to Villeneuve Litigation for reliable legal guidance. Call or text (613) 983-0610 or use our contact form
to schedule a free consultation.