Getting injured from an accident creates a domino effect of pain, worry and fear for many people. In this age, one medical bill can spiral people into debt and bankruptcy. The problem is compounded when you are not at fault for the accident but the liable party, or their insurance company, refuse to compensate you. Then you may have to deal with lost wages and injuries that can become worse in the future.
A personal injury lawyer in Toronto can help you through this complicated process after you have been in an accident. Here at Diamond & Diamond Lawyers, we’ve worked with clients for many years. We investigate accidents, advise people on what their next steps are in the legal process, represent clients in a court of law, and negotiate settlements.
When Should You Hire a Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer?
Many people may not know about when to hire a personal injury lawyer Toronto. You may simply cut your losses if you become injured when slipping on a wet floor in a restaurant and hurting your ankle, or if you become injured while being treated in a hospital by a doctor. Yet there are many occasions when injury lawyers should be contacted to help protect your rights.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
A car accident is usually the top reason that causes a person to seek out injury lawyers. Not only do you have to deal with the driver (or multiple drivers) who may have been at fault, but also insurance companies. A personal injury lawyer can help you gather evidence regarding who was at fault for the accident, will speak with witnesses, and can handle insurance claim denials.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Whether you slip on the wet floor at the grocery store or get hit by a work vehicle entering a construction site, you can become seriously injured where you will need continual medical care and physical therapy. In both of these cases, the businesses can fail to make the environment safe for people, or they fail to provide ample warnings regarding the dangers. If someone gets hurt, they can be held liable for injuries.
Other Injuries or Accidents
You should also contact a Toronto personal injury lawyer for any accident where someone else is liable whether through their negligence or when they injure you on purpose. A lawyer can provide you with legal advice, help you assess the damages, and explain your rights. Then you can make a more informed decision on how to proceed.
Low Insurance Settlements
There are times when it is clear that the other party is at fault for your accident. Their insurance company decides to pay out a claim to settle. Yet the settlement amount is so low that it won’t cover your medical bills, property damages, or lost wages. The insurance company simply wants the case to go away and hopes you are desperate enough to accept their settlement offer.
A personal injury lawyer will help you to negotiate the settlement amount so you are properly compensated. They will evaluate all the circumstances of your injury and help you decide on a fair amount of compensation. Then they will negotiate for a fair price from the insurance company to pay for your financial hardships.
A Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Knows How Laws Affect Your Case
There are many laws that can impact your personal injury case and/or settlement in Toronto. Understanding what the current laws are, and how they can help or limit your settlement, allows you to take the right course of action to become appropriately compensated. Here at Diamond & Diamond Lawyers, clients turn to our injury lawyers when they want to understand their rights and find out what legal actions they can take after being involved in an accident.
A lawyer will stay current about the laws and any changes that can impact your case. They are able to help you at any stage of the process, from when you get injured to when you are offered a settlement, to offer legal advice and representation. Since every case is different, a lawyer can take the time to learn all the circumstances surrounding the accident, perform an investigation, and gather the necessary evidence. They keep your best interests in mind so you get the results that you will be happy with.
Contact the team of Personal Injury Lawyers at Diamond and Diamond Today!
Injured in an accident in Toronto? Contact the team of lawyers at Diamond and Diamond for a free consultation. We have a 24/7 injury helpline at 1-800-567-4878 or use our FREE CONSULTATION TOOL. Remember, Diamond and Diamond Lawyers work on contingency, which means you don’t pay unless we settle your claim.