Past Settlements and Results
At SG Injury Law, our Ottawa based injury lawyers pride themselves on their ability to effectively help accident victims, and those who have had their long-term disability claims refused, receive the care, treatment, benefits and compensation they deserve.
Below are examples of past results and instances where we have helped provide legal services to our injury and insurance clients. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. The amount recovered and final results will vary according to the facts of individual cases.
Motor Vehicle Collision: Client Awarded $1.5 Million Dollars, Plus Benefits
Our client, a recent immigrant to Canada, was seriously injured in a head on car crash in Ottawa. We assisted him obtain a catastrophic impairment designation as a result of numerous pain symptoms, psychological and cognitive impairments. As a result of this designation, he was provided medical and rehabilitative services valued in excess of $300,000.00. We also commenced a court action against the at fault drivers and obtained settlements of all claims on behalf of our client and his family for the sum of one million, five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000.00).
Motor Vehicle Collision: Client Awarded $1.1 Million Dollars
Our client, a middle-aged resident of Eastern Ontario, was injured when the vehicle he was operating was struck from behind by another vehicle as he was waiting to make a left turn.
As a result of the accident, our client suffered pain across his body, including his neck, right arm, shoulders, hip legs and back. He also experienced headaches and psychological symptoms, including social withdrawal, driving anxiety and depression.
As a result of his injuries, our client was unable to return to his part time job.
Our lawyers were able to have the accident benefits insurer agree that our client was catastrophically impaired and then negotiated a settlement of all accident benefits claims for approximately $800,000.00 and settled the negligence claim against the at-fault driver for an additional amount of approximately $300,000.00.
Motor Vehicle Accident Claim: $1.040 Million Dollars Awarded
Our client, a resident of Kanata, was injured when another vehicle ran a red light at an intersection and struck her car. As a result of the MVA, our client developed pain symptoms including headaches, back pain, shoulder pain and hip pain. The accident also caused serious psychological conditions including social anxiety, driving anxiety and depression. We were able to secure a catastrophic impairment designation for our client and ensured she received the best treatment for several years. After suing the at-fault driver, we were able to successfully negotiate settlements of both the negligence claim and the no-fault accidents benefits claims for a combined sum totalling $1,040,000.00.
Motor Vehicle Collision: Client Awarded $970,000.00
Our client, a Pembroke resident, was injured when her vehicle was rear ended by another car at a red light.
As a result of the collision, our client developed pain in her neck, shoulder and arms. She also suffered a concussion; psychological conditions including depression and anxiety; and cognitive deficits, including reduced attention, memory and word-finding difficulties.
We helped ensure our client received the care she needed and assisted her obtain a catastrophic impairment designation.
Our client was not able to return to her previous position of employment and after having several years of funding provided for treatment, was awarded approximately $970,000.00 in settlement money from her own insurance company and the insurance company for the at-fault driver. In addition, our client continues to receive long term disability insurance benefits to compensate her for income loss, paid on a monthly basis, until age 65, or when she is able to return to work.
Motor Vehicle Collision Claims: Settlements Totaling $910,000.00
Our client, a resident of Cornwall, Ontario, was involved in two motor vehicle accidents within less than 6 months. Both collisions were caused by the other drivers.
As a result of the collisions, our client suffered a concussion, pain across her back, jaw pain, headaches, vision difficulty, cognitive deficits and psychological symptoms including depression and anxiety. We were able to secure a catastrophic designation for our client under the no-fault statutory accident benefits schedule (SABS), which enabled her to receive the treatment she needed to assist with her recovery over a period of several years. We were also able to later negotiate settlements of all claims for negligence and no-fault accident benefits, for a sum of $910,000.00.
Motor Vehicle Collision Claim: $860,000.00 Settlement
Our client, an Ottawa resident, was injured in a motor vehicle accident as a result of the defendant’s negligence, and suffered severe back pain. Because of his back pain, our client could not continue his job as a skilled labourer and needed to find sedentary work. After the Pre-Trial Conference and just prior to trial, the insurer significantly increased its offer to settle from previous offers, and the case settled for $860,000.00.
Motor Vehicle Accident Negligence and Accident Benefits Claims: $825,000.00 Settlements
Our client, 50-year-old resident of Ottawa, was injured in a motor vehicle collision and suffered from back and shoulder pain, along with depressive symptoms, sleep loss and anxiety. As a result of her injuries, she was unable to return to her position as a stylist at a beauty salon.
After suing the at-fault driver, we were able to settle all claims for $825,000.00 for pain, suffering, expenses for treatment and income loss. Our client also received $65,000.00 worth of treatment and five years of income replacement benefit payments under the no-fault accident benefits automobile insurance system.
Motor Vehicle Collision: $516,000.00 Settlement
Our client was injured when a vehicle exiting from the Queensway (Ottawa Highway 417) lost control at an off ramp.
As a result of the collision, our client suffered a concussion; pain in her neck and back; headaches and went on to develop depression, sleeping difficulties and cognitive symptoms, including difficulty with concentration and memory.
We were able to negotiate a settlement of all claims for our client for an amount totaling $516,000.00.
Motor Vehicle Collision Claims: Settlements Totaling $470,000.00
Our client, an Ottawa resident who is employed with the Federal Government, was involved in a T-bone collision with an SUV. We sued the at-fault driver and the City of Ottawa (for inadequate snow/ice removal). The insurance companies and City of Ottawa provided damage payments totaling $470,000.00, for pain & suffering, medical expenses and the loss of competitive advantage in the workplace. In addition to this, our client received funding for treatment through the Ontario automobile no fault accident benefits schedule and long term disability benefits which topped up his income to 100% of the pre-accident level.
Motor Vehicle Collision: $340,000.00 Settlement
Our clients, residents of Eastern Ontario, were injured when they had a green light at an intersection and another car entered the intersection after running a red light, causing a T-bone collision.
As a result of the collision our clients suffered from fractures to the ankles and wrists. Although the fractures healed, our clients continued to have ongoing pain symptoms. In addition to receiving reimbursement for lost income through collateral insurance benefits and having treatment paid for, we obtained an additional $340,000.00 for our clients by way of settlement against the at-fault driver.
Motor Vehicle Collision: $255,000.00 Settlement
Our client, an Ottawa resident, was injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by the negligence of the defendants. As a result, our client suffered serious injuries including pain, depression and driving anxiety. The claim settled for an all-inclusive sum of $255,000.00.
Long Term Disability Claim: Benefit Refusal Reversed and Arrears plus costs totaling $200,000.00 Awarded
Our client, a resident of Ottawa, became impaired and could not continue working at his job as a result of chronic fatigue syndrome. The long-term disability insurance company refused to approve the claim from the outset, taking the position that the chronic fatigue syndrome is a subjective illness and that our client’s impairments were not severe.
After the matter was set down for trial, the defendant insurance company reversed its long-held position denying the claim, and approved our client’s claim for monthly disability benefits going forward, and in addition paid damages of $200,000.00 representing overdue arrears and legal costs.
Long Term Disability Claim: $250,000.00 Settlement
Our client, a health care professional and resident of Ottawa, had his long term disability benefits terminated as he approached his 60th birthday. Our client suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome, which prevented him from working full time. After suing his insurance company and a failed Mediation, the insurance company agreed before the trial to pay a $250,000.00 settlement to resolve the claim.
Health Care Negligence Claim: $240,000.00 Settlement
Our client, a senior citizen retiree who resided in Brockville, was injured when he fell while attempting to rise out of bed to a standing position. It was alleged that health care staff failed to properly support our client. As a result of his fall, our client suffered a fracture to his hip. Our client was awarded a $240,000.00 settlement to compensate him for his injury.
Motor Vehicle Accident No Fault Accident Benefits Claim: $240,000.00 Settlement
Our client, a resident of Kingston, came to us after his previous lawyer had already settled his negligence claim for a motor vehicle accident. After having already used approximately $130,000.00 worth of benefits for treatment over the prior six years, we were able to negotiate a lump sum settlement of all accident benefits claims on a full and final basis for an additional sum of $240,000.00.
Motor Vehicle Accident Fatality: $235,000.00 Settlement
Our clients were the adult family members of an Ottawa resident who died in a serious head on motor vehicle collision between two cars. A claim was brought against the at-fault driver and at Mediation a settlement of $235,000.00 was achieved. This was a partial settlement as additional family members were represented by a another Ottawa law firm.
Long Term Disability Claim: $200,000.00 Settlement
Our client, a resident of Ottawa, was unable to return to his position of employment at a grocery store, as a result of impairments related to pain and fatigue. His long-term disability insurance company however refused to approve his claim for disability benefits. We sued the insurance company and were able to negotiate a settlement of $200,000.00.
Motor Vehicle Accident Claim: $165,000.00 Settlement
Our client, a resident of Gloucester, Ontario, was injured when her car was struck by another vehicle while proceeding through an intersection with a green light.
The MVA resulted in our client suffering from pain in her back and neck, along with a somatic symptom disorder. Although our client already suffered from significant symptoms before the accident happened, we were able to negotiate a settlement for $165,000.00.
Trip and Fall Claim: $110,000.00 Settlement
Our client, a senior citizen residing in Ottawa, Ontario, was injured when she tripped on carpeting which was not properly secured to the floor, and had buckled.
As a result of her fall, our client suffered a fractured wrist and bruised ribs. After suing the property owner and occupier, we were able to secure a settlement totalling $110,000.00 to compensate our client for her pain and suffering.
Motor Vehicle Accident Claim: $100,000.00 Settlement
Our client, a senior citizen living in Cornwall, Ontario, was injured in a head on collision and suffered a fracture of his right leg. Our lawyers were able to assist the client receive and incur the maximum coverage available to him for medical, rehabilitative and attendant care through his no fault insurance benefits. We were also able to negotiate a settlement of $100,000.00 for pain and suffering, from the insurance company for the at-fault driver.
Motor Vehicle Accident Claim: $93,0000.00 Settlement
Our client, a resident of Pembroke, Ontario, was injured when he was a pedestrian and was stuck by a car while crossing the street. As a result of the accident, our client suffered from headaches; psychological distress; and pain and stiffness in his back, knee and shoulder. Our client was a retiree at the time of the MVA and after applying the deducible, received a damage settlement of $93,000.00 for his pain and suffering.
Motor Vehicle Accident Claim: $90,0000.00 settlement.
Our client, a resident of Orleans, Ontario, was injured in a motor vehicle accident when another car pulled out of driveway in front of our client’s vehicle, causing a collision.
As a result of the collision, our client suffered neck and back pain and anxiety. She was able to continue working and did not suffer a reduction of her income.
We were able to negotiate a settlement of MVA related claims for $90,000.000.