Most people are aware that lawyers, like doctors, have the same basic training but that they go ahead and specialize their practice. Specializing means that you are devoting yourself to a certain field in which you become expert and remain current. You are on top of new developments in your field, and of the processes and procedures involved in getting the best outcome possible for your client.
Law has many specialties. You wouldn’t see an ophthalmologist if you were having knee problems. The same is true of personal injury law. You shouldn’t see an international taxation lawyer for personal injury issues. You won’t be getting the best outcome. If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident you should be calling an experienced personal injury lawyer.
The regime for personal injury law, especially car accidents, is complex in Ontario. There specific timelines, forms to be filled out and actions that need to be taken are concise. If you or your lawyer miss one you may well end up disqualifying yourself from getting the benefits you deserve. In car accidents that involve several people the process gets even more complex with multiple insurance companies getting involved. A personal injury lawyer spends their days, and nights, representing injured people. They know the laws, the regulations, and the common practices. They can help you to navigate your way through the changing landscape of personal injury law and to get you the compensation you need to carry on with your life.
Personal injury lawyers know the insurance companies and vice versa. They already have a rapport and a reputation with the adjusters and other lawyers. This can play into any settlement offers made, and the lawyer can help you decide whether the settlement offer is even reasonable. What seems like a lot of money at the point when you need it may not be a fair amount when all factors of your injury are taken into consideration.
Most personal injury lawyers in Kitchener work on a contingency basis which means that they don’t get paid unless you get a settlement. I offer a free initial consultation to people so that we can decide right off the bat how I can help you. Once you decide to hire me I’ll go through the whole process with you.
Your best bet in any personal injury case is to hire a reputable, local, experienced personal injury lawyer.