Are there special traits you should be looking for in a lawyer to represent you if you have had a car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident or slip and fall? The answer is yes.
Experience is one factor to consider. A lawyer can have experience in handling similar cases or experience taking cases to trial or arbitration. A good personal injury lawyer should have both.
Sometimes personal injury cases can take time to reach a resolution. There can be many reasons for this. Often, the long term consequences of an injury can not be know for many months or years. It is difficult to settle a case or bring a case to trial if the prognosis for the injury and long term care and needs is not known. Delays can also be a result of Court scheduling or lawyer tactics. If you have been injured and unable to work, then delaying compensation can be a problem. In those circumstances, it is important to aggressively pursue all available disability benefits or an advance payment. To avoid delays, it is important to retain a lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner the lawyer can start the process, the sooner it can be finished. Other than seeking proper medical care, the next most important thing you should deal with is hiring a personal injury lawyer.
Investigation into the cause of the accident is very important and should be done at an early stage. Many accidents are the result of inattentive driving, speeding, manufacturer defect or simple negligence. Witnesses memories get worse over time and physical evidence can be lost even after only a few days. A good lawyer will assist in starting the investigation into the cause and fault for your accident right away.
Finding proper compensation is not always straight forward. Insurance policies can have many restrictions on coverage and do not always respond to every claim. There can be sources of compensation outside insurance companies. Government agencies, City or Provincial entities or other private companies may be directly responsible for damages. An experienced and aggressive personal injury lawyer will be able to advise you where to look for fair compensation.
Raphael Barristers Personal Injury Lawyers have been helping personal injury victims for over 50 years in Toronto, Thornhill and the rest of Southern Ontario. It is understood that at time when you are injured, it may be difficult to afford the services of a lawyer. As such, affordability should not be a concern for people that seek our help. Subject to certain exceptions, we will take on your case and agree to be paid only if we are successful in achieving a settlement or Judgment at trial. That means you would only be required to pay the lawyers fees if a settlement is achieved or Judgment is obtained at trial. If the case is not successful then you would not be charged any fees. Please call Jeffrey Raphael at 416-594-1812 or 1-877-217-1812 for a free consultation or visit: