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5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Personal Injury Lawyer

Quality
Many personal injury claims require you to share personal information and emotional details, so it’s important to find a lawyer that you can trust.

Asking your lawyer to share details of their approach, their previous experience with claims like yours and their general philosophy towards personal injury law will help to establish if they are the right fit for you.

Timing
The province of Ontario has strict timelines in place for reporting and filing a claim. Your personal injury lawyer will be familiar with these guidelines, so getting in touch with them as soon as possible after an accident will reduce the risk of forfeiting your ability to sue for financial compensation or damages.

Location
With referral lawyers throughout Ontario, Ferguson Barristers can handle your case almost anywhere in the province:

  • Barrie
  • Collingwood
  • Midland
  • North Bay
  • Sudbury
  • Whitby
  • and more

Fees
Living on a fixed income because of your age or disabilities should not prevent you from seeking benefits you may be entitled to. Your lawyer will be clear on how you can expect to be billed, allowing you to financially prepare for the expenses related to your case.

Many personal injury claims will be accepted on a contingency fee basis, which means that legal fees will be recovered as a percentage of any settlement.

For payment of ongoing disbursements and any legal fees billed on an hourly basis, we are generally willing to work out a regular payment plan that fits within our clients’ budgets.

Initial Consultation
At your initial consultation, our lawyers will not only take the time to fully understand the details of your claim, but get to know you as a client as well.

In order for your lawyer to best understand your claim, please arrive to your first consultation with the following information:

  • Photo identification
  • Details of your insurance coverage, including the name of your insurance company, your policy number and the name of your insurance agent/adjuster
  • Names and contact information of your doctors and other health-care providers
  • A list of hospitals where you have you received treatment for your injury

If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact us online for a free legal consultation or by phone at 1-800-563-6348 to speak directly with one of our lawyers.

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