Oakville Personal Injury Lawyer
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Oakville, Ontario is located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), halfway between Hamilton and Toronto on the western shore of Lake Ontario. When you retain the Bernstein Law Group to handle your personal injury claim, you can rest assured that your lawyer will be by your side and advocate for you and your family. Your initial consultation with our office is toll-free and with no obligation. We do this so that you have the ability to meet with as many experienced personal injury lawyers as you need to, in order to find the best fit for you.
Our law office is suited to fit your needs, assisting with claims such as car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, catastrophic injuries, dog bites, medical malpractices, other forms of negligence, and wrongful death.
In the event that you or a loved one has been injured, our law office can assist you in gathering the appropriate documentation, and filing a formal lawsuit in the Superior Court of Justice. A lawyer can help you make certain that essential information and documentation needed to advance your claim is produced for the insurance company in a timely and effective manner.
It is important to call a personal injury lawyer before you call your insurance company or sign any papers. Our law office is dedicated to helping injured accident victims every step of the way and we work to ensure that your rights are protected.
Immediately Following an Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in some type of accident, first and foremost you should contact any emergency services that are needed and seek medical attention immediately. If it’s a motor vehicle accident that you have been involved in, you will want to stay out of harm’s way and make sure you are safe. If it is some other type of accident, the same applies. Once you are safe, and your passengers are safe, if the circumstances permit, you could gather some photos and witnesses’ contact information. Every accident scene is different, and the most important part is your health and safety. Once you have sought medical attention, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to get informed of your rights.
Getting Legal Services Advice
An accident can be very stressful on its own, and the sad truth is that some insurance companies take advantage of your vulnerable state and add to the stress with pushy interviews and multiple demands. In the worst of cases, they may try to get you to sign off on a settlement before you have fully recovered, paying just pennies on the dollar. It is impossible to know the full extent of your injuries at those early stages. It is important to make clear that the insurance company is not on your side no matter how friendly their representative on the phone may seem. The representative, typically an insurance claims adjuster, is usually concerned with one thing only, and that is the company’s bottom line.
Insurance companies will try to get a statement from you, usually recorded and written down, which may be used against you in the future. They often misconstrue your statements. At the Bernstein Law Group, we are happy to speak with the insurance company for you. We will give them the information they need to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf, and if that is not possible, our next step is to file a formal lawsuit.
The insurance company will need your medical history, especially those documents most relevant to the accident. It is important that you do not sign a release of information that grants the insurance company a free case evaluation to collect everything they like, as they will look for ways to blame your current injuries on pre-existing conditions. It is important that your personal injury lawyer controls the flow of information to the insurance company. That way we can tell you what track records should remain private and what records are needed to prove your case.
Contacting a Lawyer in Oakville
Our Personal injury law firm is a plaintiff only firm, meaning we do not work for any insurance companies. At the Bernstein Law Group, we provide an exceptional level of personalized service to all of our clients. If you or a loved one has been in a serious personal injury case in an accident, you should contact a personal injury lawyer at Bernstein Law Group and seek legal team or any legal representation advice to protect your rights.
Completing Medical Treatment
Personal injury claims take years from start to finish. Although most injured victims would like their claim to be over quickly, in order for your compensation to cover the full extent of your injuries, it will likely take years to understand how your injuries have affected you and the various aspects of your life. For instance, it will take time to have your injuries crystalize, to be able to understand the impact on your livelihood, if you were working. If you are retired, your lawyer needs to illustrate how your retirement has been negatively affected, such as being unable to take long walks. A personal injury lawyer Oakville should know what a fair settlement looks like, and we recommend you consult with a lawyer before accepting an offer. Your medical treatment will be a critical aspect of your case, and it is best to understand the extent of your injuries by completing a significant amount of treatment before entering into settlement negotiations.
What Factors Determine the Value of the Claim?
Every case is different, and there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to figuring out the value of a claim. Injured victims have very different lives, with different injuries, and it takes a number of factors to consider when evaluating a claim. It is impossible to put a dollar value on your injuries, but the disability claims process is meant to address your future needs and compensate you for your losses as best as possible. A personal injury lawyer should analyze your out-of-pocket expenses, future care costs, economic losses, pain and suffering, and other areas of damages, to gain a thorough understanding of the compensation you deserve.
A personal injury lawyer will often work with experts to provide reports and testimony of your medical condition and help articulate the impact of the accident on your life. Consult with a personal injury lawyer to begin preparing your case, to help you heal or cope with your injuries, and get you fair compensation and the justice you deserve. Canada contact lawyers experienced with servicing insurance claims across Oakville and surrounding areas like Ottawa, Hamilton, Burlington, Brampton, and Milton to learn more.
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