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The most Frequently Asked Questions from personal injury victims

When you need assistance with your personal injuries claim, it’s our Ottawa personal injury lawyers’ job to work on complex legal paperwork on your behalf. However, it’s always beneficial that you fully understand your situation and the options available to you. To help, we’ve listed some of the most common personal injury FAQs you may have. At MG Law, we aim to educate you throughout your legal journey.

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Choosing a personal injury lawyer

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. Find out more by visiting our About page.

With over 10 years of industry experience, MG Law supports those impacted by serious personal injury. This includes those suffering from catastrophic injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and more.

Our support even extends to Quebec residents hurt in Ontario and Ontario residents hurt Canada-US 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 injury 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 influential health organizations and resources in your community. Ultimately, we’re here to help you get your life back on track.

To serve our clients effectively, MG Law has offices that are conveniently located in two locations.

  • Ottawa Office
    2733 Lancaster Road
    Ottawa, Ontario K1B 4V8
  • Hawkesbury Office
    178 Main Street
    East Hawkesbury, Ontario K6A 1A5

Both Canadian locations offer free wheelchair accessible parking. If you’re a Quebec resident hurt in Ontario, we can help.

We proudly serve the following Ontario locations: Alfred, Almonte, Arnprior, Brockville, Calabogie, Casselman, Cobden, Cornwall, Eganville, Embrun, Hawkesbury, L’Orignal, Limoges, Manotick, Metcalfe, Navan, North Bay, North Gower, Ottawa, Ottawa Valley, Pembroke, Perth, Petawawa, Peterborough, Renfrew, Richmond, Russell, Smiths Falls, Toronto, Tweed, Vars, Winchester

Visit our Areas Served page for more information.

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

Additionally, MG Law helps clients with long-term disability claims. Discover how we can assist you by visiting our Personal Injury Services page.

MG Law is still here to assist you without upfront payment for legal representation. We base our fees on the amount of your settlement. Rest assured, we’ll discuss all financial matters at the outset, so you feel as comfortable working with us as possible.

To better serve our clients, we offer service and support in your choice of English, French, Greek, Mandarin, Russian, and all Arabic dialects.

Deciding which Ottawa personal injury lawyer to choose is an important decision. Ultimately, MG Law is comprised of experienced and skilled professionals who carefully listen to your case and are committed to fighting for the compensation you’re owed.

Your experience starts with a free, no obligation consultation. After that, our Ottawa accident lawyers go the extra mile by making any necessary hospital visits when office visits can’t take place. With over 10 years of experience, MG Law will handle your personal injury claim the right way. Depend on us to provide the compassionate support you need at every turn.

Understanding your personal injuries claim

Personal injuries don’t always reveal themselves in the immediate aftermath of an accident. Remember, this doesn’t mean your injuries are not compensable. The best way to proceed is to contact MG Law to discuss your options as soon as possible following an accident.

To successfully claim accident benefits, you should notify your auto insurer and provide them with all the information they need to support your personal injuries claim. Typically, insurance companies send adjusters to consult with you about the collision. Remember, anything you discuss with the adjuster is placed on your file and affects future matters.

Don’t forget, insurance adjusters are more knowledgeable about the legal process than the individuals submitting a personal injuries claim. Therefore, you should always ensure that an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer is by your side for the proper representation you need.

Form filling can feel very overwhelming for clients. When your insurance company sends you forms relating to your accident benefits application, we’ll take care of these for you.

Ultimately, each case is different. Therefore, there is no definitive answer to how long your case may last. It all depends on the unique details.

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 wage loss, medical fees, lawyer fees, and physical property damage.

If you’re injured in an Ontario car accident, Statutory Accident Benefits (SABS) outline the kind of benefits available and their respective value.

For individuals seriously injured in Ontario auto accidents, Statutory Accident Benefits can help. These help pay for expenses not covered by healthcare so you can be treated accordingly.

Depending on your unique circumstances, you may apply for various forms of accident benefits. These include attendant care benefits, caregiver benefits, death benefits, funeral benefits, income replacement benefits, medical benefits, non-earner benefits, rehabilitation benefits, and other expenses.

Taking place in many different forms, long-term disability injuries are usually those with permanent damage. These include limb loss, spinal cord injury or cancer. Additionally, strokes, heart attacks or paralysis too.

If you’re suffering from a serious medical condition or injury that prevents you from performing your job, you have grounds for submitting a claim to your insurer. If your long-term disability insurer is denying your claim, MG Law can help. For more information, including how they differ from short-term disability claims, visit our Disability Claims page.

It’s important you’re aware of the timeframes that are critical to your claim.

  • 7 Days – Notify your auto insurance company if you were injured in a motor vehicle accident
  • 10 Days – Notify the municipality or province if you will be making a claim due to a slip and fall on municipal property or roads in a poor state of repair
  • 30 Days – Injured persons must apply for Statutory Accident Benefits with their own auto insurance company
  • 60 Days – Deadline to provide a Notice of Claim to the province before beginning a lawsuit against the provincial government
  • 120 Days – Injured persons must place the potential defendants on notice of a claim if the injury relates to a motor vehicle accident
  • 1 Year – Deadline to sue your own auto insurance company over a property damage auto claim
  • 2 Years – Timeframe whereby injured persons must commence a lawsuit against all potential defendants

In accordance with the Ontario Limitations Act, a victim has two years from the date of an automobile accident to file a legal claim. After two years, it’s typically too late to make a claim via your insurance provider and to pursue legal action.

Nevertheless, there are some occasions where the law makes exceptions. The best course of action is to make an Ontario auto accident claim as soon as possible.

After meeting you in hospital, leave all paperwork and form filling to us. We’ll submit everything to your insurer on your behalf. During this period, we will go above and beyond to assess your care needs so you can get back to living your life as soon as possible. With MG Law, we’ll support you every step of your legal journey, so you can focus on your health and recovery.

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From day one Miryam and her team made me feel at ease and never under any pressure. They always were there for me when I needed them. I can't say enough about MG Law. They fight for you and make sure you are well cared for. They are very honest and respectful. I would and will recommend them if I ever know of someone that needs a team to help them.

– Ottawa (ON) resident, name withheld for privacy

I had a very good experience with MG Law. Kyle was very professional and helpful through the whole process. He really took an interest in our case and he did everything he could to help us! We were very happy with the whole experience. I highly recommend this firm.

– Ottawa (ON) resident, name withheld for privacy

A high level of professionalism that works extremely hard to get you what you deserve. I am a satisfied customer after settling my MVA claim. I highly recommend Miryam and her team at MG Law. Thank you so much Miryam and Banan. I appreciate everything you guys did for me 🙂

– Ottawa (ON) resident, name withheld for privacy

It was a pleasure working with this firm. Very understanding and supportive. Having been through a very stressful event (car accident) they made the process much more manageable. Thank you! I highly recommend this friendly, caring group of professionals.

– Ottawa (ON) resident, name withheld for privacy

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Important steps to take when injured

It’s important to remember that injuries can take some time to present themselves. If you’ve been in a bad accident, it’s important to take these steps regardless of how you feel, as it may take a few days or weeks for the full extent of your injuries to become apparent.

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Call the police and report your accident

Police reports are a valuable part of any court proceeding, so ensuring that the police have all the information you have available will reflect positively on your case.

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