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Accidents can happen at any minute and when they do, the injuries you will sustain range from the minor to the catastrophic. Recovering from these injuries can take days, weeks, or even months. In the worst of cases, you may never be the same. No matter the type of injuries sustained, they will cause you immense physical pain and also result in high medical bills, lost income, and other losses. An Ottawa injury attorney can help you file a claim for financial compensation that can cover your current and future damages.

Types of Ottawa Injury Claims

The vast majority of accidents happen because one or more people act negligently, or carelessly. There are many different types of negligence and as such, there are also many different types of accidents and personal injury claims. The most common of these include:

  • Construction accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Premises liability accidents, including slip and falls

No matter the type of accident you have been in, an Ottawa injury attorney can help you through the claims process.

Determining Liability After an Accident

In most personal injury cases, you must prove someone else was negligent and caused the accident. There are four elements you must prove in your case. These are as follows:

  • Duty of care: You must show the negligent party owed you a duty of care. This is easier in some cases than in others. For example, all motorists owe each other a duty of care to act in a reasonable manner that will keep everyone safe, making this element easy to prove.
  • Breach: After establishing that the negligent party owed you a duty of care, you must show they breached that duty. In other words, you must prove the negligent act. An Ottawa injury attorney can collect the necessary evidence to show this. For example, cell phone records may show the other driver was distracted at the time of your crash.
  • Causation: You must then prove that the negligent act caused the accident. For example, if a driver ran a stop sign, that is a negligent act. However, if the act of negligence did not cause an accident, they cannot be sued over the act.
  • Damages: Personal injury cases are intended to compensate you for the damages, or losses, you sustained during the accident. If you did not sustain any damages, there is nothing to compensate for and so, there is no personal injury claim.

Proving the above four elements of a claim always has the potential to become complex. An Ottawa injury attorney can help you prove your case so you claim the full and fair settlement you deserve.

Call Our Injury Attorneys in Ottawa Today

If you have been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, do not hesitate to call our Ottawa injury attorneys at Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd. Time may be running out on your claim, so it is important to get started today. Call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and to learn more about your legal options.

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