The City of Waterloo is high-tech hub in Canada’s Technology triangle. With 133,000 people, it is one of the three cities in the Region of Waterloo. It forms one end of KW (Kitchener Waterloo) and can trace its roots back to 1784 when the land it is on was assigned to the Six Nations. In the early 1800 the first wave of Mennonite settlers arrived buying up parcels of land to farm on. The Mennonite influence on Waterloo is strong, and there continues to be a sizable active Old Order community in the townships north of Waterloo. Following the Mennonites there was a large influx of German immigrants, and they too have left a visible mark on the city. Kitchener Waterloo hosts the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the World outside of Germany.
Waterloo is home to many world class educational facilities such as The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Institute for Quantum Computing, the Centre of International Governance Innovation (CIGI), The University of Waterloo, Laurier University, and Conestoga College. Waterloo is now home to a strong knowledge and service economy with several Canadian insurance companies calling it home. Waterloo also forms part of Canada’s technology triangle with many high-tech companies such as Blackberry, Open Text, Sandvine, Kik, and Descartes, calling it home.
Waterloo is a modern city with busy roads and an Expressway. As it lies in the Region of Waterloo it has several red-light cameras, as well as round-a-bouts. Red-light cameras are merciless in catching and fining the owners of cars that run red lights. The Region of Waterloo has installed many round-a-bouts on the regional roads throughout Waterloo. The intent of the round-a-bouts is to improve traffic flow, and to reduce the number of serious accidents in intersections. The number of serious personal injuries has decreased, but the number of overall collisions rose as the round-a-bouts have been installed. Learning to use round-a-bouts is a crucial exercise if you are driving in the city. You can watch a video on how to use them put out by the Region of Waterloo. The newly constructed Ion light rail commuter trains run through Waterloo. The trains have not yet started running but remember, there is no stopping, parking or driving on the rails permitted. As trains begin to use the system in 2018 more rules of use will follow.
Another consideration when driving in or around Waterloo is that horse drawn buggies are a common site. The rules of the road apply to the drivers of buggies and they must obey all traffic signals and road signs. You should note that on high speed roads they may travel on the shoulders. Make sure that you give the buggies lots of room if you pass them. NEVER honk your horn, or drive too close to the horses, or tailgate the buggies as you may spook the horses causing them to jump into traffic resulting in serious accidents. If you are in an accident with a horse and buggy call 911.
Deutschmann Law has worked in Waterloo and the surrounding area, specializing in personal injury law for two decades. We work hard representing our clients injured in car accidents, getting settlements that they deserve. If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident, are fighting for disability benefits, or car accident benefits then call us today.
We protect the injured from injustice
Our personal injury lawyers understand that your needs are serious and immediate. We recognize that your loss has likely resulted in a significant impact on your life and the lives of your family members. We understand that, unlike insurance companies, our clients have limited resources, with bills to pay and families to support. Our commitment to you is that we will do everything we can to help you recover from your accident, both physically and financially.
We have the experience needed to take your case to trial
Many personal injury cases settle out-of-court, when both sides can agree on a fair settlement. When a fair settlement cannot be reached, your case may be taken through the court system. If your case goes to trial, our personal injury litigators will work hard to ensure that you get the results you deserve. Our lead lawyer, Rob Deutschmann, has extensive experience in personal injury lawsuits. Rob is a native of Waterloo and is a former Director of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the Advocates Society, the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Waterloo Law Association.
How are we compensated?
We recognize that your loss often involves financial hardship for you. We do not want to add to that hardship. We will not require an up-front retainer from you. We will recover our fees and expenses from the person responsible for your injury or from their insurers.
We are dedicated to help injured victims
If your injuries make it difficult for you to come to our office, we will be happy to meet with you in your home or at the hospital.
Deutschmann Law has a dedicated team of personal injury lawyers representing accident and injury victims throughout the region of Waterloo Ontario. As your personal injury lawyer, we will provide you with full information about your claim so that you are kept up-to-date every step of the way. We work for you, not the insurance companies. Call Deutschmann Law today to speak to a Waterloo personal injury or Accident Lawyer who will fight for your rights.