By George Nassrallah
If you have been injured, you deserve appropriate compensation. Unfortunately, understanding the legal processes involved and negotiating with insurance companies can be daunting. That’s why you need a strong lawyer and a supportive law firm to fight for your rights.
Here are 5 reasons for hiring a personal injury lawyer:
REASON # 1
Your insurance company has refused to pay your benefits. If you file a claim and your insurance company refuses to pay, a lawyer can inform you of your rights, obtain the necessary medical reports to support your case, and dispute the insurer’s decision. A lawyer can navigate through the Automobile Accident Benefits Service and negotiate an appropriate settlement for your injuries. This might entitle you to compensation for income replacement, medical and rehabilitation expenses, and other costs associated with your care, depending on the severity of your injury.
REASON # 2
You and your family may also be entitled to sue the at-fault party in Court for damages you have suffered. Throughout this process, a lawyer can retain the necessary expert reports to help prove the extent of your injuries and to help you succeed at trial, whether before a judge or a jury. While the following is a non-exhaustive list, a lawyer can help you obtain compensation for:
- pain and suffering
- loss of enjoyment of life
- loss of amenities of life
- loss of housekeeping and home maintenance capacity
- mental distress
- future care costs
- special damages, such as medical costs
- loss of guidance, care and companionship
REASON # 3
In addition to seeking the appropriate compensation for your injuries, a lawyer can ensure key limitation periods and deadlines are not missed. A lawyer can give you the peace of mind to know your rights are protected so you can take the time necessary to focus on your health.
REASON # 4
Negotiations with insurance companies and their legal representatives can often times be unsuccessful. It may be necessary for a case to proceed to trial as a private settlement cannot be reached. The rules of civil procedure and the rules of evidence require professional knowledge, and so you need a lawyer who is able and willing to fight for your rights until the very end.
REASON # 5
Lawyers don’t have to be expensive and you can end up with a bigger settlement! Most personal injury lawyers offer an initial free consultation where you can make an informed decision before moving forward. Some lawyers may be willing to take your case on a percentage basis, so the lawyer only gets paid if you reach a settlement or if you are successful at trial. Be sure to read and understand the nature of your retainer and fee arrangement with your lawyer, and choose a lawyer that you trust and feel comfortable with.
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The opinions expressed in this blog are those of George Nassrallah alone and not necessarily those of DNG Law. The opinions do not constitute legal advice or imply that a lawyer-client relationship has been formed between the author and the reader. For more information, please contact us directly at 613-523-6277 or email@example.com to schedule a meeting with one of our lawyers, or consult another licensed lawyer in the Province of Ontario.