Why is it Important to Retain a Personal Injury Lawyer to Help You with a Car Accident Claim?
If you are involved in a car accident and sustain injuries because of the accident, you should talk to a personal injury lawyer.
In fact, anyone who has been involved in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, boating accident, recreational vehicle accident such as ATVs, pedestrian or bike accident, and accidents involving public transit or transportation vehicles, should contact a personal injury lawyer. The sooner the better.
With serious personal injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and orthopaedic injuries like spinal cord injuries, amputations, or neck, shoulder, knee and other bodily injuries, it is especially critical that you talk to an Ontario lawyer as quickly as possible after the incident to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the benefits and/or compensation you deserve.
The province of Ontario has established strict time limits for reporting and filing a claim. If you fail to submit your claim in time, you could forfeit your ability to sue for financial compensation or damages. Ferguson Barristers LLP offers free, no obligation consultation if you have suffered a personal injury or if you are involved in a dispute.
If you have been injured in an accident, these basic steps can help protect your rights:
- Contact a relevant authority to tell them about your accident. For example, if you are in a motor vehicle accident, contact the police. If you have injured yourself on someone else’s property, tell the owner or manager.
- Take down the names of witnesses and people involved in the accident.
- Tell your insurance company about the accident, but remember that anything you say to your insurer could be used against you in determining your entitlement to benefits.
For more information: What to do after a car accident