Personal Injury

Our lawyers have years of experience providing services to clients in the Ottawa area for personal injury claims, insurance claims, motor vehicle accidents, catastrophic injuries and structured settlements. We provide contingency fee arrangements.

If you have suffered an injury, you need the advice of a lawyer and depending on your circumstance, you may want to retain a lawyer. We can help you.

LEGAL FEES & DISBURSEMENTS

The onus is on your lawyer to explain the cost of his or her legal services. A client should not have to ask. One of the most important elements of a good solicitor-client relationship is an up-front understanding of legal costs. More importantly, a client who has a firm understanding of legal costs is a client who is better prepared to decide on a course of action and instruct his or her lawyer on how to proceed. The fact of the matter is that when a client is facing his or her legal options, legal costs are an integral part of his or her decision.

BEWARE OF DEADLINES AFFECTING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

In an attempt to bring some order to the legal system, the legislators have imposed deadlines on injured individuals who wish to enforce their legal rights and seek their legal remedies. First, there is a deadline to give a legal notice of the injury to the party who is responsible for the injury and secondly, there is a deadline to draft and issue the formal legal claim at the courthouse.

 

If you miss a deadline, you risk losing your legal rights and you may be barred from making your legal claims.

 

Judges are not generally in favour of extending a deadline that has been imposed by the provincial or federal legislators. This may seem harsh or unfair, however you must protect yourself and take steps to enforce your rights and seek the legal remedies to which you are entitled.

 

If you have been injured, we strongly recommend that you contact a lawyer. Do not wait.

FREE CONSULTATION

With respect to personal injury claims, we offer a free no-obligation consultation to help an injured party assess his or her injury and the consequential legal rights and remedies.

 

In many cases we offer a Contingency Fee Agreement which permits a client (without spending any of his or her money) to take legal action against a Party who is responsible for his or her injury.

 

When put in place, our Contingency Fee Agreement compensates us for our legal services in accordance with our success and guarantees the injured client does not pay anything if we are unsuccessful. No costs are passed on to the client. All legal costs incurred for such things such as expert medical reports and expert loss of income reports are borne by our firm no matter what the outcome.

WE WANT TO ASSIST YOU

We are always available to take your call and start working for you. We will be happy to meet with you to learn about your case and explain to you your legal rights and remedies. Do not hesitate to contact us. We can help. We can represent you and protect you in the following types of cases:

  • Wrongful death – Car accidents
  • Birth injuries – Serious personal injury
  • Fire, flood & property losses – Medical malpractice
  • Negligence Claims – Food poisoning
  • Short & long term disability claims – Accidental injuries
  • Assaults – Insurance disputes
  • Catastrophic Impairment – Slip/trip & fall
  • Insurance claims – Air & train accidents
  • Spinal cord injuries – Life Insurance claims
  • C.P.P. & O.D.S.P appeals – Scarring, burns & disfigurements
  • Wrongful dismissal – Medical negligence
  • Dog bites – Catastrophic injury
  • Disability & insurance claims – Motorcycle accidents
  • CPP refusals – Diagnostic & surgical errors
  • Failure to obtain consent – Head injuries
  • Defamation of character – Boat and Ski-doo accidents
  • Sexual Assault – Product liability
  • Accident benefits
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Gigi Costanzo

B.A. (HONS.), LL.B

Partner

g.costanzo@mcguintylaw.ca

613-526-3858 ext. 113

  • No legal fees until your case is successful
  • Free consultation
  • Know your options
  • Over 19 years of experience

TESTIMONIAL

“My daughter suffered a catastrophic brain injury. Gigi Costanzo kept me informed every step of the way and got my daughter a very beneficial result, which she deserved.”

Betty V.

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