Accidents happen all the time, but when those accidents result from someone else’s negligence, it may be time to contact a personal injury lawyer.
After an accident or injury, there’s never any harm in contacting a personal injury lawyer. Most lawyers offer free consultations; they can assess your case and let you know whether they’re able to help you. It’s always best to seek the help of a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible so you can receive compensation promptly and focus on your recovery. However, we understand that contacting a lawyer can be intimidating. Many people don’t know whether their situation warrants legal help.
It’s time to contact a personal injury lawyer when:
You’re the victim of an accident, and your injuries result in extensive medical costs or financial loss
If you’re the victim of an accident where you sustained serious injuries, get in contact with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the Canadian healthcare system doesn’t always completely cover every injury and illness. Having severe injuries could mean you pay money out of your pocket. Aside from medical costs, serious injuries could prevent you from working, leading to financial hardships. A personal injury lawyer can help you pursue compensation for damages and future financial and medical costs that may arise.
You have concerns about your settlement offer.
If you choose to deal with the insurance companies yourself, you may come to a point where they offer you a settlement. If you have any concerns about your settlement offer, it’s always wise to speak with a lawyer. Personal injury lawyers know the value of injuries and losses better than anyone else, and it’s not uncommon for insurance companies to offer unreasonable settlements. A lawyer can ensure that you receive the full compensation you deserve.
Your insurance company denies your accident claim.
In Ontario, standard auto insurance policies include accident benefits that you may receive, even if you’re completely at fault. However, insurance companies will still try and find any reason to deny claims and payout as little money as possible. If an insurance company denies your claim, it doesn’t always mean you don’t qualify. Appealing a denial isn’t easy, though, and you’ll likely need a personal injury lawyer to help you take action against them. Having a claim denied isn’t an uncommon situation; lawyers help their clients appeal denials all the time and are typically very successful at doing so.
You have any questions regarding your case, the law, your rights, and what compensation is available.
Lawyers spend years learning and studying the law; they need to know their way around the legal system and how it works. Generally, lawyers operate under a “no-win, no-fee” approach – meaning they don’t get paid unless you do. Most of the time, contacting a lawyer to ask for legal help and advice is entirely risk-free. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your rights or your case, definitely consider contacting a personal injury lawyer, we’re here to help you – it’s our job!