Sudbury’s Paquette & Paquette is a personal injury law firm that helps accident victims get the compensation they deserve. If you have been hurt in an accident brought about by someone else’s fault, you want to be focusing on recovery from your injuries, not struggling to understand the insurance claims process or worrying about missing deadlines. An experienced personal injury lawyer can relieve your burden and maximize the compensation you receive. Read on to discover the top reasons why you should hire a personal injury lawyer in Sudbury.
Sudbury Law Firm’s Top 8 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been seriously injured in an accident – whether it is a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or workplace injury – you should consult with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. In addition to reducing your stress and allowing you to rest and recover from your injuries, here are the top 8 reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer:
So that you do not miss important filing deadlines and limitation periods. There are specific timelines for filing each type of injury claim (e.g., a car accident insurance claim vs. a long-term disability claim). There are also specific limitation periods within which a lawsuit must be started. If you miss the deadlines that apply in your case, you may lose the right to claim for compensation for your injuries. An experienced personal injury lawyer will advise you of the deadlines for your personal injury claim and ensure that they are met.
Because dealing with the insurance company on your own can be intimidating. Soon after your accident, the insurance company will begin contacting you, asking for information and requesting that you provide documents. The information you give and the statements you provide may hurt your claim. Once you hire a personal injury lawyer, the lawyer will communicate with the insurance company on your behalf. The lawyer will also advise you with respect to the statements you are required to make and the information you are required to share with the insurer.
You want to pursue all sources of compensation. You may be eligible for compensation from more than one source (for example, no-fault accident benefits from the insurer and a tort claim against the wrongdoer), and you may also be entitled to claim against multiple parties (for example, the other driver, a negligent road maintenance company, and the government). Your lawyer will advise you on all potential sources of compensation and defendants and preserve your rights to claim against them.
You want to know the value of your claim and be able to determine if a settlement offer is fair. Drawing on their knowledge of the law and their experience with similar cases, a personal injury lawyer can assess your claim and provide you with an estimate of the compensation you can expect to receive. There are a variety of “heads of damage” that you may be eligible for, such as general damages, special damages, cost of future care, past wage loss, loss of future earning capacity, loss of housekeeping capacity, and in-trust claims. A personal injury lawyer can explain your eligibility for each head of damage and evaluate a settlement proposal, providing you an opinion on whether it offers full and fair compensation.
Liability or fault for the accident is disputed. In an effort to minimize your compensation, the insurance company will try to pin fault on the accident victim (for example, by arguing that the accident was your fault or that you failed to take reasonable precautions for your own safety). Skilled personal injury lawyers essentially act as investigators, gathering evidence on your behalf from police, witnesses, and if necessary, accident reconstruction experts, to prove the cause of the accident.
The cause or extent of your injuries is in dispute. Another defence tactic to reduce your compensation is to dispute the cause of your injuries. It may be argued that the injuries you sustained were not caused by the accident, that you are exaggerating the extent of your injuries, or that you had a pre-existing injury that is the true cause of your current symptoms. Personal injury lawyers are well-versed in the evidentiary requirements to establish causation and are skilled at compiling medical evidence and opinions to prove that the accident was the cause of the injuries you suffered.
Because lawyers get results. Plain and simple, lawyers get results. Insurance companies, defendants, and the courts take a case more seriously if a lawyer is involved. Lawyers are skilled negotiators and will advocate for maximum compensation. If a trial is necessary, a personal injury lawyer knows how to present your best case in court to get the compensation you deserve.
Because it does not cost you anything unless you receive compensation. Many lawyers offer a free initial consultation, which gives you the opportunity to discuss your case with a lawyer and decide whether you want to hire them. What’s more, when you hire the Val Caron and Sudbury personal injury lawyers at Paquette & Paquette, your case will be done on contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay unless money is recovered on your behalf in a judgment or a settlement.
Speak to an experienced Sudbury personal injury lawyer
If you would like to speak with one of our personal injury lawyers in Sudbury or Val Caron, please contact us to schedule your free initial consultation. One of our Val Caron or Sudbury personal injury lawyers can meet with you to assess your accident, discuss the laws and deadlines applicable to your case, and the types of compensation to which you are entitled. If you sustained a serious injury and are unable to come to one of our offices, we can come to you, and we can also arrange meetings after hours or on weekends. Call us at 1-888-383-3751 in Sudbury or 1-877-767-6356 in Val Caron. We are here to help.
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