Know Your Rights After Being Injured In An Accident


You’ve just been hurt in an accident...now what?  If you are seriously injured in a car accident or slip and fall, you may be unsure about what to do, and how your actions may affect your case or if you even have a case at all.

In severe cases resulting in catastrophic injury, our ability to do anything after an accident may be limited. Tragedy struck a family in Nepean in the fall of 2015, when one family member died and another was seriously injured, from a car accident at Meadowlands and Viewmount, on a stretch of road that many residents claim is notorious for speeding.

The early afternoon of November 8th was devastating for the families of the people involved in a two-vehicle accident between a tow truck and an Acura sedan. Twenty-two year old Mohamed Haj-Saleh was driving a tow truck and heading east, when he collided with a car being driven by 55 year old Giai Ly, who had his 13 year old daughter in the back passenger seat.

Mohamed escaped injury, but Mr. Ly was pronounced dead at the scene and his daughter suffered serious injuries to her head, pelvis and legs. Mr. Ly was the sole breadwinner of the family and had been accident free for 30 years prior to this collision. The young girl was immediately transported to CHEO where she received care for her injuries.

Whether your case is very serious, or whether it may be more minor, there are a number of things you should consider after an accident. First and foremost, you must focus on medical treatment and rehabilitation. Although you may not be sure whether you want to bring a claim, one of the most proactive ways you can help yourself or an injured family member is by contacting a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer from Burn Tucker Lachaîne.  Our experience and expertise in civil suits, negligence law and insurance law allows us to provide strong representation against insurance companies.

It is important that you get the advice you need to navigate through the insurance system. You need to understand your rights and responsibilities. Our consultations are free and there is never any pressure to start a claim or take any further steps, unless and until you want to.

At Burn Tucker Lachaîne we pride ourselves on the empathetic and professional customer service that we provide to all our clients and our potential clients.  We understand that each case impacts individuals and their families in different ways. Our lawyers will explain in detail what the compensation process entails and we will help you to choose the best course of action.

Visit us online or call us today for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. Burn Tucker Lachaîne has both English and French speaking lawyers to ensure that we can best serve the needs of everyone in our community. We can also work with translators for those who speak languages other than French or English.

 
By Laurie Tucker of Burn Tucker Lachaîne LLP Personal Injury Lawyers on February 18, 2016
Tags: Accident Benefits, Car Accidents, Free Consultation, Personal Injury, Serious Injury