WHEN SHOULD YOU HIRE A LAWYER?

WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE A LAWYER?

  • An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you get the treatment you need.
  • Your personal injury lawyer will deal with the at-fault insurance company, so you don’t have to.
  • A personal injury lawyer will collect the medical reports and any other evidence required to prove what injuries you suffered and how bad they are.
  • An experienced personal injury lawyer will know what your claim is worth and will advise you on what you can do to ensure you receive the maximum compensation available for your injuries.
  • An experienced personal injury lawyer will ensure that you are compensated for any loss of wages, future cost of care, and loss of earning capacity you may have suffered.
  • A personal injury lawyer must file a lawsuit on your behalf if your claim is not settled within 2 years.
  • An experienced personal injury lawyer should be able to take the necessary steps to take your claim to trial if necessary.

WHEN SHOULD YOU HIRE A LAWYER?

1) As Early As Possible

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5 Things You Need to Know When Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision or as a result of someone else’s negligence, you might be wondering where to go from here. What are your legal rights? What are your options? What can and can’t the insurance companies involved do? What can you do? Who can you turn to for help and relevant advice? A personal injury lawyer can help you to navigate this difficult situation.

Here are 5 things that you need to know in choosing the right personal injury lawyer for your case.

1. Finding the right personal injury lawyer for your case will depend on the specific facts of your case.

There is no one perfect personal injury lawyer for everyone, but there may be a lawyer or law firm out there who is right for you. Selecting a personal injury lawyer is an individualized process.

2. There are many factors to consider in choosing the right personal injury lawyer for your case.

There are many factors to consider, including:

  • The reputation of the law firm
    • Is the law firm well-respected in the community and before the courts? Have they received positive reviews and feedback? Have they received any awards or praise for their work?

    The level of experience of the law firm when it comes to dealing with accidents and injuries like yours

    • There are many types of personal injury cases and claims. Not every personal injury lawyer or law firm will deal with every type of personal injury case. For example, some law firms may not handle medical malpractice, product liability, or WCB cases.

    How comfortable you feel with the lawyers at the firm and their support staff

    • Do they make you feel respected and listened to? Do you feel that you can comfortably ask them questions and get the answers that you need?

    3. Don’t be afraid to do your research.

    This might be the first time that you have ever had to look for a lawyer and you might be uncertain about where to even start looking. Choosing a lawyer to represent you, advocate on your behalf, and stand up for your rights is a big decision. Don’t be afraid to do your homework and look into the different personal injury lawyers and law firms that are practicing near you.

    A simple search engine query can be a good place to start to give yourself a sense of the different firm and personal injury lawyer options near you. You may also want to ask your friends and family, or even your doctor or physiotherapist, for referrals or personal recommendations. Others in your social circle may have had experience with personal injury matters in the past and may be able to provide you with the names of the lawyers they consulted or retained.

    You can also visit the

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Types of Damages In Personal Injury Claims

Damages, damages, damages. The word keeps getting thrown around by your insurance company, your lawyer, and others… but what does it mean? What are the common types of damages in personal injury claims?

 

 

What are damages in personal injury?

Personal injury law falls under the broader category of “tort law”. In tort law, the Courts recognize that they cannot undo the wrongs and harms that have been done to a person. The Court cannot go back in time and stop you from getting whiplash or undo your broken bones. So, instead, a person who is injured as a result of another person’s negligence is awarded money as compensation. The idea is that the Court cannot place you back in the condition that you were in before the accident, but they can order the Defendant to pay you damages to try to compensate you for the injuries you have suffered.

The money is meant to be a different way to try to put you back into the place you would have been in had the accident not happened. So, the different types of damages in personal injury claims may include things like money to compensate you for the hours you could have worked and the income you could have earned had you not had to stop working or work less due to your injuries.

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What Happens when you open a Personal Injury file with a Lawyer?

You’ve been injured and you want to retain a lawyer to represent you in your claim for compensation for your injuries. But what happens now? What happens when you open a personal injury file with a lawyer?

We understand that this might be your first time at a lawyer’s office or the first time that you have been involved in an accident, and this entire process might be new to you. While every file is different and while depend on the particulars of the case, below is a general outline of what may happen when you open a personal injury file with our office.

Please note: The information provided on this website does not constitute legal advice and should not be construed as such. Moustarah & Company does not guarantee that this information is accurate or up to date. As a result, should you require legal advice, please contact a lawyer.

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