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What to Consider When Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer

The province of Ontario has strict timelines in place when it comes to reporting and filing a claim, so it is important to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. Take the following things into consideration when looking for a personal injury lawyer that best fits you and your case:

Timing

As mentioned, the province of Ontario abides by strict timelines for reporting and filing a claim. Your personal injury lawyer should be familiar with these guidelines, so getting in touch with someone as soon as possible will help reduce the risk of forfeiting your ability to sue for financial compensation or damages.

Quality

Take the time to find a high-quality lawyer that is the right fit for you and your case. Many personal injury claims require the sharing of personal information and emotional details, so it’s important to find someone that you can trust. Ask the lawyers you are considering working with to share details of their approach, their experience with claims like yours and their general philosophies towards personal injury law. Their answers will help establish if they are the right fit for you.

Location

It’s important to find a personal injury lawyer that you can access easily. With referral lawyers throughout Ontario, the lawyers at FDTLaw can handle your case almost anywhere in the province of Ontario.

Fees

Living on a fixed income should not prevent you from seeking benefits that you may be entitled to. Your lawyer should be clear on how you can expect to be billed, allowing you to financially prepare for the expenses related to your case. Thankfully, 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.

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

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