15 Questions to Ask When Hiring an Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have never needed legal services before, you might be wondering how you can hire a personal injury lawyer who can assist you in obtaining rightful compensation for injuries or a wrongful death.
Have you ever tried a Google search for an “Ontario personal injury lawyer”? If you have, you probably yielded over a hundred thousand results. Just based on that fact, how difficult do you think it will be choosing the best one to handle your case? Don’t be disheartened – while it seems to be an overwhelming task initially, it is imperative that you select one that specializes in your specific case or type of accident.
To help you make the whole process easier, we made a list of some important questions that you should ask when interviewing your choices. These questions will help you ensure that they are the right fit for your case:
-How long have you been a practicing lawyer in Canada?
-How many personal injury cases have you handled?
-How many personal injury cases have you won?
-What areas of personal injury law do you specialize in?
-How many cases like mine have you been involved in and what were their outcomes?
-Can you provide references from your past clients that have similar cases?
-How many cases are you currently handling?
-Do you have adequate time to prepare my case?
-Do you typically represent the injured person or the defendant?
-Will you handle my case by yourself or will there be others participating with you?
-Do you foresee any problems with my case?
-How will I know if I have a strong case or not?
-How will you charge me for your services?
-Is there a retainer required upfront? If so, will the unused portion of the retainer be refundable?
-How will you handle communicating regarding the progress of my case?
Meeting with a potential personal injury lawyer might raise some worries, fears, and doubts. If you are worried that you won’t catch all essential information the lawyer provides, you can bring a trusted friend or family member to your initial meeting. You will also feel more confident in your decisions if you have a second opinion about a lawyer’s qualifications.
Hiring the first personal injury lawyer that you interview is not a requirement. If you are not satisfied with a professional’s answers, it is best to continue looking. Your personal injury lawyer should be someone you feel confident about being an advocate your best interests throughout the whole process.
If you are seeking financial compensation for your injuries, please call our firm, Guzzo Bianchi Leung Viskovic, LLP, today at 1.855.905.9222.