Woodroffe Ave Pedestrian Accident Injures Ottawa Woman

OTTAWA-  The Ottawa intersection of Woodroffe and Medhurst in Ottawa was the scene of a pedestrian accident on December 7, 2012 according to CBC News.

A woman is reported to have slipped before being run over by a Dodge Caravan minivan.  She suffered serious injuries to her legs before emergency services were able to extract her from beneath the vehicle.

Have you suffered an Ottawa Pedestrian Accident?

After an Ottawa pedestrian accident, there are important steps you should take right away to get the help you need and the compensation you deserve.

1.  Get appropriate medical help immediately, and follow up with your medical team regularly.  Many people go to their chiropractor or physiotherapist soon after a pedestrian accident.  While it can be a very good idea to jump start your rehabilitation, make sure you also see a medical doctor, either at the hospital, urgent care centre, your family health clinic or a walk-in clinic.  As your claim progresses, you may be disadvantaged if you have not seen an actual doctor.

2. Contact your own auto insurance company after a pedestrian accident.  This suggestion surprises many pedestrian accident victims.  Your own auto insurer will provide your statutory accident benefit coverage.  This coverage includes income replacement benefits, medical -rehabilitation benefits to pay for medical services not covered by OHIP and certain other specified benefits.  Call your insurance company to get the appropriate application forms.

3.  Meet with a personal injury lawyer for a free consultation.  If you have suffered a serious injury after a pedestrian accident in Ottawa, the personal injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth would be pleased to discuss you case.  Find out if you have a claim for damages for pain and suffering, lost wages or other types of losses.  Our accident lawyers can be reached at 613-860-4529.  We can meet you at our convenient west end location which offers free no-hassle parking.

Remember, in most cases, you have two years to begin your law suit.  However, in some situations there are shorter notice periods.  Contact a lawyer today to make sure your rights are protected.

Hit and Run Car Accident Leaves Injured Ottawa Pedestrian

Ottawa police are looking for a  suspect in a hit and run car accident that happened on December 2, 2012 at Wellington and Bay Streets in Centertown.  According to the Ottawa Sun the car accident happened at 10:50 pm.  when a pedestrian was hit.  The pedestrian was taken to hospital.

Witnesses to the Ottawa car pedestrian accident are asked to call the police with any information.

Steps After a Hit and Run Car Accident

If you or a loved one is injured in an accident where the at fault vehicle does not remain at the scene, you may still be able to get compensation for your injuries and assistance with your rehabilitation.  Here are some important steps you can take to protect youself after a hit and run car accident:

1)  Contact the police–>  It is very important that the police attend the scene of the hit and run car accident and document what they see as well as canvass for any witnesses to the accident.  In some situations, it is required to have corroborating evident of the hit and run.  The police investigation may assist you with this.

2) Tell the story to your medical team–>  Make sure the fact of the hit and run car accident makes its way into whatever records are created after your accident, especially the doctor’s records.

3) Notify your own insurance company –>  This can get tricky.  Let your insurance company know that you have been in ahit and run car accident, even if your vehicle was not involved.  This is important for two reasons.

  • First, you will be able to apply for accident benefits which provide a no fault medical – rehabilitation benefit to help you with physio and other needs.   The accident benefits also offer an income replacement benefit for qualified accident victims.
  • Second, believe it or not, in many hit and run situations you get compensation for your injuries in from your own car liability policy.

4) Contact a personal injury lawyer to help you fight for your entitlement to benefits and compensation following the hit and run car accident.  Remember the initial consultation is always free.

The Ottawa personal injury lawyer at Auger Hollingsworth can be reached at 613 233-4529.