Looking for an Ottawa injury lawyer. During the selection process, you may become overwhelmed with the sheer number of Ottawa injury lawyers. A good place to start is the local Bar Association; they can usually recommend a few lawyers that might be appropriate to your case. What falls to you, however, is investigating these lawyers to ensure you find the right one for you. You will want to interview all prospective injury lawyers and be sure to ask them plenty of questions. It usually helps to write a list of your questions beforehand and go down the list, checking off each question when you get a satisfactory answer. If, during the interview, you feel that they are brushing you off or do not have time for you, consider how you would feel if you hired them to help you and they did the same thing. The way they treat you during the interview is often reflective of how they will treat you during your case, so pay close attention.
Ask them questions about their track record. How many wins do they have out of how many cases? How often do they take cases to court? How long have they been working on cases like yours? What are typical settlements that they have won for cases like yours? While you are interviewing potential Ottawa personal injury lawyers, the answers to these questions are probably the most critical. The purpose is to ascertain how likely this lawyer is to win your case, and how far are they willing to take the case before conceding to the insurance companies. They should have far more wins than losses and they should not be afraid to take insurance companies to court.
Does your Ottawa injury lawyer specialize in personal injury?
Find out if they specialize in any specific type of injury or accident. There are Ottawa personal injury lawyers who specialize in car accidents, work-related accidents, slips/falls, and all sorts of other types of accidents or injuries. By finding out there specialization you can decide whether their specialty is in line with your type of injury. If they are a great lawyer but they specialize in car accidents, while your case is a work-related accident, they are not the best lawyer for your specific case.
Settle on a cost before starting your case. Ask each of the Ottawa personal injury lawyers how they calculate their rates. Choose a lawyer who will cover the costs of your case as it moves along, then take an agreed upon amount out of the settlement. This way you are not being charged more and more as the case proceeds and you have an agreement as to what appropriate costs for reimbursement would be. If you decide to hire this particular lawyer, make sure that you have a written and signed contract specifying the calculation of the rate and how it will be paid.
Once all of your questions have been answered, compare and contrast different Ottawa personal injury lawyers based on their responses. Based on this comparison, you can confidently select the right lawyer for you.