Hiring a personal injury lawyer is a new experience, which can make it nerve-racking in the best of circumstances. While your head is still spinning from a concussion treatment new experiences can be prohibitively difficult and exhausting—which further complicates the process. It is however absolutely necessary because you need legal representation that will look out for your best interests—and get you the compensation that you’re not only entitled to, but also may desperately need due to the injuries you’ve sustained and the time off work they have caused.
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury lawyers facilitate many confusing legal processes that you will be navigating, including:
·Filing within limitation period and other timelines.
·Negotiating with opposing council, parties and insurance company representatives.
·Gathering the evidence that is absolutely necessary when proving a personal injury.
·Adhering to court procedure if the case is brought to court.
·To represent you should you be physically unable to attend court or negotiation proceedings due to work or your sustained injury.
·To negotiate out-of-court settlements (and to know which deals are fair).
·In assistance with horizontal rulings.
How to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
To help you with your post-concussion treatment personal injury claim you need a lawyer with experience in personal injury claims. When hiring an attorney you need to look at their track record in personal injury cases—and at their commitment level to your case. Do they have time to properly handle your case?
When hiring a personal injury lawyer you should ask them the following questions to help ascertain if they are the right lawyer to legally represent you:
·What percentage of your personal injury cases are taken to trial and what percentage are settled out-of-court? And why?
·What do you/your firm specialize in?
·Have you handled a case similar to my own case and how did it turn out?
·Will you be the sole attorney working on the case? If not, who else will work the case and what percentage will they handle?
·How do you charge for your legal fees?
·Should I not be happy with a proposed settlement—will you take the case to court for me?
·Will you take my feelings into consideration when deciding whether to accept a settlement?
·Have you been censured or disciplined in the past by any legal association or ethics committee?
·What training do you have in personal injury and how do you stay abreast of new case law and developments?
When hiring a lawyer know that you have rights throughout the process. Any initial consultation is entirely obligation free and you have the right to not hire them at the end of it. You also have the right to ‘fire’ them later on in the process if you feel that they misrepresented themselves and the work they would do or aren’t representing you well.
Before hiring any personal injury lawyer in Toronto, Whitby or Oshawa to help with your concussion treatment personal injury claim—be sure to meet with Whitby’s top personal injury lawyer, Jane Conte. Our track record of success speaks for itself, and we will gladly meet with you to explain why we are the smart choice for your personal injury legal defense.