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How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You

Personal Injury Lawyer in Canada

Nobody wants to be involved in a situation that leads them to be seriously injured. But, sometimes, no matter how careful you are, accidents happen, and people get hurt.

If you suffer a serious injury that you sustain because of an accident in Canada, you’ll need a personal injury lawyer to help and guide you.

Understanding the Types of Personal Injury Claims

The best personal injury lawyers will be able to assist you no matter which of the following accidents you are involved in.

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Cycling accidents
  • Sporting accidents that happen as a result of negligence
  • Work-related injuries
  • Slip and fall incidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Dog / Animal bites
  • Birth injuries
  • Injuries sustained due to medical negligence

Over the years, Diamond Law´s personal injury lawyers have helped people to get the compensation they are entitled to. Money that they have been able to use to help them to regain full fitness. Or, when that is not possible, cash that helps them to live a full life despite their long-term disability.

 Advantages of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in Canada

In theory, you can handle your claim yourself. But, in virtually every case, a far better approach is to hire a legal expert to handle your case for you. When you find the right lawyer, they will take care of all of the following on your behalf:

  • Use their legal expertise to provide the right legal advice
  • Do the research to understand all of the options and outcomes for your particular case
  • Sit down with you and explain all of those options and outcomes, so you can make a truly informed decision about how your case is handled
  • Handle all of the paperwork and take care of the requirements needed for personal injury claims
  • Deal with all phone calls and emails
  • Stop you from having to deal with the insurance company and others
  • Do the necessary research to uncover evidence, which can be used as leverage during negotiations or a court case
  • Use their connections to help them to build you a stronger case
  • Represent you during negotiations, especially with insurance companies
  • Provide you with peace of mind, which is especially important during a tough time

The last thing you need when you have been injured is the stress and hassle of handling all of the above. We make sure that we take care of you, allowing you to dedicate more of your time and energy to healing as fast as possible.

Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer in Canada

It is important that you choose the right personal injury lawyer to handle your case. Doing the following will help to ensure that you do that:

  • Check their credentials – make sure they really are qualified lawyers. You don´t want to inadvertently end up hiring a fake one.
  • Ask about their experience – find out whether they have handled cases like yours before and how many.
  • Check that they can handle litigation – in some cases, it is possible to negotiate a settlement. But sometimes you will end up having to go to court to get your compensation. So, you need to make sure that you hire a lawyer that can represent you in court and has plenty of experience of doing so.
  • Ask about their team – ideally, you do not want to inadvertently end up hiring a lawyer that does not have a big enough team. Settling a personal injury case takes a lot of work. So, firms that have enough legal staff members can move a lot faster and settle your claim quickly.
  • Discuss their legal strategy and possible outcomes – an experienced personal injury lawyer will be comfortable with doing this.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of each settlement option – there are several potential ways to settle a personal injury claim. You need a lawyer who will explain the processes involved for each option, as we have done in this article.
  • Ask about their fees – before you hire your lawyer you need to find out what their fees are. Make sure you also discuss disbursements and other expenses, as well as how and when they need to be paid.

When you speak to us, we will happily discuss all of this. You may also want to read this article. It covers the subject of choosing the best personal injury lawyer in more depth than we have done above.

Pick a Personal Injury Lawyer in Canada who has the experience, strategy, and legal staff support to handle personal injury claims.

Consult with a Personal Injury Lawyer from Diamond & Diamond

We serve the Greater Toronto Area and the rest of Ontario. Click through to find out more about our firm.

Our team will explain how the personal injury claim process works in Canada and guide you through the process.

To benefit from our wealth of experience all you need to do is to reach out to any of our offices.  We have 12 law offices located in the Ontario area, so there is bound to be one located near you.

Alternatively, you can call us and do so anytime, we are available 24/7

 PRO TIP:

 “The personal injury lawyer you pick should be a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario’s Bar).”

FAQs on Personal Injury Lawyers in Canada

What are the types of personal injuries I can get compensation for?

The list of personal injuries you can get compensation for includes broken bones, scarring, damaged organs, and lost limbs. As well as torn ligaments and tendons. In fact, any injury that causes physical pain, mental anguish, or emotional suffering. You can also claim if your injury led to your losing wages or not being able to work as you once did. An experienced personal injury lawyer will quickly be able to tell you if you have a valid claim.

What do I do if I get injured in an automobile accident?

If you get injured in an automobile accident, attend to your injuries first. Keep a record of what happens. Photos, recordings, diagrams, medical records, and receipts for the expenses can all be used as evidence should you choose to make a personal injury claim. You should also note down the names of anyone who witnessed the accident. Try to call a personal injury lawyer immediately after your accident. With their guidance, you will make a good job of gathering the evidence you need.

I was fine after the accident, but now I’m hurting — can I still get compensated?

If you were fine after an accident and only realize that you have been hurt later, you can still be compensated. But there are time limits. For workers compensation claims it is 3 months and for car accidents 2 years. But you need to have reported the car accident to your insurance company within 7 days and notified the defendant within 120 days of the accident that you are seeking compensation. If you don´t you may not be able to claim. It is easy to make a mistake and end up trying to claim too late. So, speak to a personal injury lawyer.

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