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February 2016 Archives

Amount City of Ottawa pays to settle claims growing

When someone is hurt as a result of the negligence of another party, it is possible a lawsuit could be filed, against the party that acted negligently, to recoup damages. The parties held accountable in this manner could be individuals or entities. Even the City of Ottawa can face such accusations. According to a recent report, the city paid a total of $14.5 million to settle claims filed against it, including those due to personal injury lawsuits. Over the course of the last five years, that amount has increased nearly threefold.

How lawyers can help with catastrophic injuries

Few people who reside in Ottawa consider how quickly their lives could change if they are injured in an accident. When someone suffers a catastrophic injury—such as a spinal injury—they may find their lives are never the same. Among other things, it is possible someone who has suffered an injury to the spinal cord might find that they have lost feelings in their limbs, rendering them unable to do the things they once did.