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How to Receive Income Replacement Benefits & File a Lost Wage Claim - By an Ottawa Catastrophic Car Accident Lawyer

Question: My husband was hurt in a car accident in Ottawa, and he cannot work now. A friend told us we can get his lost wages from our auto insurance company. How do we do that and would we need a lawyer? How much would he recover? I also want to explore all of our lega loptions. Can we also sue the at-fault driver to get his lost wages? 

Recent Fatal Car Crashes in Ottawa - By an Ottawa Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

Ottawa Car Accident Results in One Death and Catastrophic Injuries to Another On November 8th, there was a fatal intersection car accident involving a tow truck and an Acura sedan in Nepean, Ottawa. The man driving the Acura was pronounced dead at the scene, and the teenage girl sitting in the back passenger seat suffered catastrophic injuries in the crash. The girl was rushed to a hospital with serious injuries to her head, abdomen, pelvis and lower leg. The tow truck driver was arrested after the collision and charged with dangerous driving causing death and bodily harm. It is unclear whether speed was a factor in the fatal accident, but residents in the area say drivers often speed through the area.

Distracted Driving Determined as Cause of Ottawa Bus-Train Crash

An investigation conducted by the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) determined that a fatal 2013 Ottawa crash between a bus and train was caused by distracted driving. Specifically, two years ago, an Ottawa double-decker bus crashed into a train resulting in multiple fatalities. The bus driver and five passengers were killed in the catastrophic bus-train accident. Nine people were seriously injured and about 25 people sustained minor injuries. The investigation determined that the driver of the OC Transpo bus was familiar with the route and fit for duty. The bus was in good mechanical condition. In addition, the automated lights and warnings at the railway crossing, where the accident occurred, were functioning properly. So what caused the accident? Multiple distractions. OC Transpo buses have a video monitor on the buses, and drivers are required to review the video monitor while the buses are in service and are also required to announce that no standing is permitted on the upper deck of the bus. On the day of the accident, a passenger on the second level was standing, and the driver believed that there were empty seats. As a result, the driver was looking at the monitor, distracted by conversations around him about whether there were empty seats and made an announcement that no standing was permitted.

Wheelchair available at Bergeron Clifford

Bergeron Clifford, Personal Injury Lawyers understands that the days and weeks following catastrophic injury can be overwhelming. For that reason, we acquired a powered wheelchair to assist with discharge planning, to help clients get home safely from hospital and to manage their mobility needs until a permanent chair can be purchased. To arrange for short-term loan of the chair, contact cburrell@bergeronclifford.com directly or ask your case manager or social worker to get in touch with us toll-free at 866-384-5886. Delivery and pickup are available. 

Bergeron Clifford supports Peter Morton Memorial hockey tournament and Pro-Kids

Bergeron Clifford was a proud sponsor of the second annual Peter Morton Memorial hockey tournament. On Saturday, August 8, the second annual event took place at the Power Play Centre in honour of Peter Morton, who passed away last year. Around 25 participants raised $880 for Pro-Kids Kingston. Pro-Kids (Positive Recreation Opportunities for Kids) is an organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged kids have access to sports and recreation, and to promote healthy lifestyles. 

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