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Our experienced Ottawa personal injury law firm puts you first

Since 2009, MG Law’s Ottawa lawyers have been committed to helping accident victims and their families following serious personal injuries. Understanding that catastrophic accidents can result in difficult life changing consequences, MG Law stands side-by-side with clients so they are not alone while facing these hardships.

Ultimately, MG Law’s team of multilingual lawyers is there to get accident victims the compensation they deserve. Driven by a desire to help these victims get back to living their lives, MG Law always puts their clients first. Understanding their legal rights and delivering important advice to clients in their language of choice, whether it is English, French, Greek, Mandarin, Russian, or all Arabic dialects, MG Law provides reassurance and comfort during challenging times.

Providing their undivided attention, MG Law does everything necessary for clients to make their claims and move forward successfully. The firm’s focus is on supporting clients during difficult moments in their lives.

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Our personal injury services in Ottawa

Starting a personal injury lawsuit in Ottawa can be challenging. That’s why we’re here to provide the expert personal guidance you need.

Proudly serving people living in the greater Ottawa area, we can even assist Quebec residents hurt in Ontario too. Looking for specialist help for your situation? Find out more by viewing our areas of legal expertise below.

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Ottawa personal injury lawyer Miryam Gorelashvili and the MG Law team take care of your claim and injury litigation details so you and your loved ones can get back to living your lives.

“The idea of having a day in court may seem daunting, but MG Law is here to be your support system. Starting with your free consultation, we’ll take the time to sit with you and hear your side of things. Once we have the details, we’ll clearly go over what options you have, making sure you’re always informed before making decisions.”

Meet our team - multilingual Ottawa lawyers ready to serve you

Are you faced with the aftermath of a serious accident or injury in Ottawa? We are here for you when life gets tough. Led by Miryam Gorelashvili, MG Law has established a powerful team comprising of very experienced multilingual lawyers in Ottawa. Boasting multidisciplinary strengths to serve our clients efficiently, why not meet them for yourself? Together, we’ll fight to get the outcome and compensation you deserve.

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Ottawa personal injury lawyer Miryam Gorelashvili and the MG Law team take care of your claim and injury litigation details so you and your loved ones can get back to living your lives.

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Frequently asked questions

Serious personal injuries can occur any time and in any place. Creating a whole new world for accident victims to navigate, the aftermath can feel very overwhelming. That’s where MG Law can help.

Our legal team has over 10 years of experience being the support system that Ontario accident and trauma victims need following their personal injury. Using our specialized expertise, we’ll fight for the compensation, care and support you need.

With over 10 years of industry experience, MG Law supports those impacted by serious personal injury, catastrophic injury, and traumatic brain injury. Our support even extends to Quebec residents hurt in Ontario and Ontario residents hurt in United States cross-border accidents too. When clients work with MG Law, we give them our full undivided attention. This way, our professionals can establish everything necessary to make a personal injuries claim and move forward.

Finding answers to difficult questions post-accident is something you shouldn’t have to face alone. Therefore, MG Law takes care of all the complex legal, medical and insurance related questions on your behalf. This way, you can focus on what’s most important – your rehabilitation and recovery.

After we fight for a fair accident settlement, we go the extra mile by pointing you in the right direction of health organizations and resources in your community. Ultimately, we’re here to help you get your life back on track.

Also referred to as damages, compensation is awarded to individuals who’ve suffered from another individual’s actions in a civil case. The aim of compensation is to restore the victim back to their prior status, pre-injury. Typically, compensation is awarded for things such as pain and suffering, loss of income, loss of competitive advantage, attendant care, housekeeping services and other losses depending on the case.

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A catastrophic injury is normally the result of a serious car accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, cycling accident or trucking accident.

However, they can be caused by injuries sustained in various accidents. They are life-changing injuries that result in a significant decline in your quality of life, having an extreme impact on your functions or abilities. They can also have a profound psychological and financial impact on not only the victim, but their families as well.

There are six main overarching conditions that are considered catastrophic in the legal sense in Ontario. Individuals who have suffered a catastrophic injury are entitled to more sizeable accident benefits and damages if they pursue catastrophic injury claims. One of these conditions needs to be met to fit the criteria. These conditions are:

Paralysis

Either paraplegia or quadriplegia that leaves a person unable to use some or all limbs or torso, which could result from a catastrophic spinal cord injury.

Amputation

The amputation must result in complete loss of function of an arm or leg.

Loss of vision in both eyes

The accident must result in total loss of vision (blindness) in both eyes.

Severe brain impairment

In order to meet a Catastrophic Designation on the basis of traumatic brain injury, the following assessment needs to be conducted using the Extended Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS-E):

  • Vegetative state as of one month or more after the accident has occurred
  • Experiencing Lower Severe Disability or Upper Severe Disability for six months or more following the accident
  • Lower Moderate Disability for a year or more following the accident

If unconsciousness lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes, it is often categorized as a concussion or mild TBI. However, if unconsciousness lasts for several minutes or more, the TBI is often categorized as moderate or severe.

Mental or behavioural impairment

In order to meet a Catastrophic Designation under the mental or behavioural impairment criteria, a person must have a combined, physical and psychological impairment that results in 55% or more of the person.

The laws that determine whether a person has suffered a catastrophic injury are complex and varied. Therefore, it’s critical to consult with an experienced catastrophic injury lawyer to determine whether your injuries qualify for catastrophic injury compensation. Let MG Law help you get the catastrophic injury compensation that you deserve.

In Ontario, no matter where the fault lies, all victims of auto accidents are eligible for Statutory Accident Benefits (SABS) to help cover rehabilitative expenses , lost wages, attendant care, housekeeping and other benefits. However, if your injuries classify as a “catastrophic impairment,” the amount you are entitled to is much higher (up to $1 million).

  • In 2016, there were four changes made to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) as part of the Ontario Catastrophic Impairment Law which affects catastrophic injury settlements:
  • The maximum medical and rehabilitation benefits were reduced from $2 million to $1 million. They did however add a provision that allows motorists to increase their benefits to $2 million by paying an additional premium.
  • New definitions for Amputation, Loss of Vision, Traumatic Brain Injury, Mental Impairment, and Behavioural Impairment were added to the accident benefits schedule.
  • Before these changes, non-earners (students, stay-at-home Moms and Dads, and retired individuals) benefits were payable for life. Now, non-earners are entitled to benefits for only two years with weekly payments of $185.
  • Claimants will also no longer have to wait for 26 weeks to begin receiving their payment. The new waiting period has been capped at four weeks.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, you may feel overwhelmed by emotional trauma and medical bills, and not know where to start when it comes to dealing with insurance, submitting claims, and attaining benefits. This is why having a dedicated catastrophic injury lawyer is so important.

If you didn’t meet with a catastrophic injury lawyer when your accident happened, that’s okay. We can still work with you to get you the compensation you deserve. You have up to two years from the time of your accident to pursue legal action and financial compensation.

It’s important to note that if your injury was the result of a slip and fall, the timeline changes. If the fall happened on municipal property, you only have 10 days to provide written notice to the municipality. If the fall happened on private property, you only have 60 days to provide notice.

The two-year limitation period does not begin for a child until they reach the age of 18, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until your child turns 18 to reach out to a pediatric injury lawyer. It’s still a good idea to contact a lawyer while all of the details are still fresh, but even if you waited, you may still have a case.

Call us today at 613-730-8460 and get started with your free consultation. This meeting will allow us to get to know you and learn more about your accident, while at the same time giving you a chance to ask any questions you may have for us. You don’t have to face these unknown hurdles alone with MG Law at your side.

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