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Injured in an Ottawa public transit accident? Turn to MG Law

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Home to over 1.4 million people, Ottawa public transit accidents are more common than you think. Sure, running to catch Ottawa public transport when you’re in a hurry is one thing. Getting a seat during busy commuter hours is another. But what happens when Ottawa public transit slams to a halt causing you to fall and seriously injure yourself? What then?

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Introducing the “No Crash, No Cash” rule on Ottawa public transit vehicles

Commonly known as the “No Crash, No Cash” rule in Ontario, if you fall on Ottawa public transit and the vehicle wasn’t actually involved in a collision, you could be in for a nasty surprise.

As of May 2011, Ottawa public transport riders who sustain injuries can no longer pursue Ontario accident benefits if the vehicle they were riding “did not collide with another automobile or any other object in the incident.” This is defined by section 268(1.1) of the Insurance Act R.S.O. 1990, c. 1.8.

This is very demoralizing for victims of Ottawa public transit accidents. Particularly since there are numerous everyday instances whereby Ottawa public transit vehicles suddenly accelerate or break, causing sudden falls, and subsequent injuries, in turn.

Can MG Law handle cases involving public transit?

Rest assured, MG Law has dealt with Ottawa public transit accidents before. Back in 2014, we helped an Ottawa woman sue OCTranspo for a fall on a bus. We understand that the rare loophole of “No Crash, No Cash” can make it incredibly difficult to obtain the medical and rehabilitation expenses, income replacement, and attendant care you need. This is when you take on a harsh system alone.

Instead, work with an Ottawa public transit lawyer from MG Law. Our team can represent clients who sustain injuries as the result of a collision on an Ottawa public transport vehicle. Not only that but we represent clients who are injured as a result of abrupt acceleration, braking, and subsequent falling.

Need an Ottawa public transit accident lawyer?

The MG Law team takes pride in being readily available to discuss your options after being seriously injured in Ottawa public transport accidents. We understand that accident claims of this kind aren’t always straightforward. That’s why we’re here to guide you through all your options.

In fact, we’ll meet you for free to get started. We provide legal services in English, French, Greek, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Punjabi, Hindi, and all Arabic dialects to serve you better. For more information about personal injury claims and Ottawa public transit accidents, MG Law is more than happy to help. Call 613-730-8460 to get your free consultation.

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.

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.

Ottawa public transport accidents can happen any time. If you were involved in an accident, and it wasn’t your fault, call MG Law at 613-730-8460 to get started today.

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