How Soon Should I See a Lawyer After a Personal Injury Or Accident?
How to Avoid Losing Your Prospective Settlement:
David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer, recommends that you learn as much as possible about your options AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you or your loved ones have been hurt in a personal injury accident. Read on to learn more.
More often than not, victims of a personal injury accident (such as a motor vehicle or slip and fall, etc) wait too long before seeking the help of a lawyer. This often ruins any prospective chance of success in their case.
People wait too long before seeing a lawyer for various reasons, which may include:
Fear of the Process (Expenses, etc)
Fear of the legal process is a common concern for many people unfamiliar with the realm of personal injury law. At my law firm, I offer an initial, confidential and free consultation for all clients. I strive to help you in this consultation by learning as much as possible about your injury, your goals, and how I can help you to achieve your goals.
Embarrassment can be another barrier for many seeking help after a personal injury. I always emphasize the strict professional and confidential nature of my practice; there is nothing embarrassing about the road to recovery and claim settlement; it is my job to ensure that your voice is heard, and you are given all and everything of what you rightfully deserve.
If physical considerations such as confinement to a hospital bed or home exist, I am always happy to accommodate accordingly with a free no risk consultation where you are most comfortable. I will visit you in your place of recovery to help answer your immediate questions and concerns about your situation.
Finally, procrastination is another unfortunate reality with many victims of personal injury. As we have discussed, waiting too long to see your lawyer can spell doom when it comes to the prospect of your successful settlement and recovery.
These four enumerated barriers to meeting with a lawyer can mean that your claim is ruined. “Limitation periods” can affect your ability to gain what you rightfully deserve; once a limitation period has expired, it generally prohibits you from successfully lodging a claim. In Ottawa and the province of Ontario generally, you are granted two years to advance your claim, starting from when you first knew or ought to have known you have a cause of action to advance a claim. In practice, this is generally the date of your personal injury or accident. In special circumstances, the limitation period varies. With minors, for example, the limitation period begins to run as soon as that person arrives at the age of majority.
These variable circumstances emphasize the importance of consulting with an Ottawa personal injury lawyer such as David Hollingsworth as soon as you have the opportunity after your accident or personal injury. A top Ottawa personal injury lawyer will be able to advise you and your family on the most appropriate steps to take in a situation of minor or tragic personal injury, so that you can secure and protect your valuable interests and better cope with the trauma and pain of your injury or loss. A good personal injury lawyer can enable and empower you with the guidance and support necessary to have a smooth, and successful recovery after your accident, and to secure and protect the interests of you and your loved ones.
David Hollingsworth is a leading Personal Injury Lawyer in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. For more information regarding your personal injury case visit www.ottawainjury.ca or contact David directly at 613 978-9549.